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By waddy


A couple of weeks ago I was fortunate enough to visit one of my friends from GoY. She lives in a country I would love to live in, but alas I’m not so lucky.
She and her lovely husband are the perfect hosts and I wanted for nothing and I was treated like royalty. As you can imagine, I was very sad when the time to leave arrived.
While I was there, we visited a number of places, from the local market to a day trip to Florence.
I thought some of you might be interested to see some of the many pictures I took while on my trip. I’ve now got my fingers crossed I shall be able to visit them again in the not too distant future.

The stalls in the local market were a riot of colour and as you can see, lots of choices too.

A typical street scene.

Florence market didn’t disappoint either. So much to see and so many ways to spend my money!

The touristy bit lol!

The legend is that if you rub the snout of the boar, you will return to Florence.

Fantastic leather handbags…well I was forced wasn’t I?

More touristy stuff.

This my friends neighbours house. I think it’s delightful and I love their collection of old farm tools and the way they have displayed them, don’t you?

A couple of general views in the area.

And this was the view from my bedroom window. Is it any wonder I didn’t want to come home?

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Waddy! Lucky you! What a beautiful place.....and what a lovely GOY friend! :))

12 Jun, 2014


So pleased you had such a lovely time..again !,Julia..and I know you are always looked after so well,when you visit .I hope you passed on my best wishes..:o) My all time favourite Country,and City..isn't it a fabulous place? Love the different colours of the Marble too..I think we passed the quarry once,en route..Those markets are wonderful...I hope you didn't spend up on jewellery on the Pontevecchia (spelling) ? Bridge,and at least have enough for a Sarnie,when we meet up ! Lol....will be in touch

12 Jun, 2014


Oh lucky you Waddy, Florence is on my wish list :o)

12 Jun, 2014


wonderful pictures, you had a great time I can tell. :O) I am not surprised you didn't want to leave but you will be able to go back soon. :O)

12 Jun, 2014


I know Karen, aren't I lucky? And to think if it wasn't for GoY we would never have met.

12 Jun, 2014


I certainly passed on your best wishes Sandra...and they were returned twice over.
I didn't succum to the charms of the Ponte Vecchio this time, although I have done in the past.So I've still enough left for a sarnie and maybe even a sticky bun lol!

12 Jun, 2014


I'm sure you won't regret the trip if you manage to make it Annella. Do it as soon as you is too short to waste.

12 Jun, 2014


Oh I do hope so Oliveoil. It's so peaceful where they live, just right for restoring the soul :)

12 Jun, 2014


I LOVE their house and what a lovely time you must have had.
I hope the house smelt of our bees wax polish as your GoY has a large supply of it over there! All the photos are so interesting and created lots of local colour - thank you.

12 Jun, 2014


What a Riot of colour everywhere, it certainly looks a very beautiful and interesting place to visit, The view from your bedroom is idyllic so peaceful and tranquil.
So pleased you were able to visit your Goy friend again,Goy has brought so many people together from all over the world, I wonder just how many wonderful friendships it is responsible for, I have been very lucky being able to meet up with Sandra and we have shared many happy times together, it would be nice to hear of other Goy friendships too;0))

12 Jun, 2014


Hi Waddy
Stunning scenery .. super set of photos ..
Glad you enjoyed your visit :o)

12 Jun, 2014


It wasn't my friends house WR, it actually belonged to their neighbour. Yes, there was a lovely smell of polish, which I assumed was beeswax.

12 Jun, 2014


Funnily enough, I've often wondered the same myself Carole. I wonder how we could find out what other friendships have begun here...not just via the Internet, but people who have actually met each other? ;/

12 Jun, 2014


Thanks TT I surely did..and I bet you can guess who I was visiting too lol!

12 Jun, 2014



12 Jun, 2014


I wonder who your friend is. I don't know of any Italian GoY members that come on here now.
Anyway, I'm pleased you had a nice holiday, and the photos go to show how you enjoyed it :)

13 Jun, 2014


Ah, not telling, unless I'm given the OK. You'll just have to try and work it out from the last pics of where she lives. She still pops in from time to time, but not as often as she used to.

13 Jun, 2014


I've got a good idea, but just wanted to know if I was right ....

13 Jun, 2014


Does the person like cats?

14 Jun, 2014


I really enjoyed walking around with you Waddy - such fabulous displays of food and fruit & veg and flowers ... well ... everything looked good! :o)

15 Jun, 2014


Glad you could come along Shirley :)

16 Jun, 2014


Lucky old you ... no I'm not jealous :-( ..... fantastic pics, food porn, beautiful buildings and wonderful scenery ...what's to be jealous of:-))

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