Florence To Be Continued

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Computers and the internet are amazing things. One of my concerns with putting together this site was that it could remain current, yet with all my travelling I've often much to say, but little time to say it. Years ago when reading the news it would take me days on end to reply to the kind letters people sent. Now, with the magic of the modern age, I can keep you up to date with what I'm doing and other events in my life.

FLORENCE - To be continued

Date: 16th May 2010

Sorry not to have filled in the other 6 days but have had a lot of paperwork.

Promise I will write fully within the next week.  Have to go to London on Tuesday to celebrate my son's 29th Birthday (seems like yesterday that he was a mere baby and now he's a strapping 6ft 3inches) I can still remember his birth and what a gorgeous sunny day it was on May 18th 1981.   I also have to go and see my Mother who celebrates her 90th Birthday on Wednesday.  What with her being 90 and my Father in his 95th year, I only hope I don't go on so long.  I really don't like the idea of being ancient and helpless - OK if you are fit both mentally and physically but my Mother is slowly going down the Dementia path and my Father is blind.  I have no desire to go on forever and wouldn't want to even if someone discovered the Elixir of Youth.  I think we are all living too long and we in the Western World have lost the comfort of the extended family where we would be guaranteed a 'place at the hearth'.  Transport has split us up and thrown us down all over the place.  My son is taking a rather late Gap Year and I shall miss him terribly.  He got caught in the Volcanic Ash business and stayed in Thailand for an extra three weeks and now is stating that he might eventually go and live there.  If he does, I shall miss him ridiculously.

Will write up the rest of my Florentine adventure and upload more photos for you - most of them will have to go into the Gallery and it will be difficult to choose as I've come back with so many.

Just to be going on with, here I am at the top of the Duomo in Florence - 439 steps - a steep and hard slog.  I reckoned that if I ever visit Florence again (would love to but it is phenomenally expensive) I'll probably be past being able to climb the steps so I DID IT.

FLORENCE - To be continued

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