Devizes Melting Pot

“Protection. Conservation. Restriction. Deep ecology. Give me deep technology any day. They don't scare me. "I'm damned if I'll crawl, my children's children crawl on the earth in some kind a fuckin' harmony with the environment. Yeah, till the next ice age or the next asteroid impact." (Moh Kohn, The Star Fraction)/ "This is the fight between God and the Devil. If His Grace is with God, he must join me, if he is for the Devil he must fight me. There is no third way" King Gustavus Adolphus

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Location: Devizes, Wiltshire, United Kingdom

University graduate, currently working as an Information Assistant for the NHS. Interested in politics, history, sci fi etc.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Saturday Cat Video Blogging

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Florence Video Clips

My sister filmed a couple of clips of us out and about in Florence

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Friday, August 26, 2011

Friday Music Blogging

Two songs which I most remember being played on Italian music channels while I was holidaying in Florence

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Friday Cat Blogging



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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Sienna Photos

Sienna Cathedral

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Florence Photos

Grotta di Buontalenti

Local liquor, Grappa, some herb based drink and a port and brandy mixture which is a local Florence tipple

One of the many luxury shops for the moneyed traveller

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Florence Photos

A statue outside one of the grottoes at the Boboli Gardens

A view of Florence from the Boboli Gardens

The Ponte Vecchio, lined with gold shops

Cafe Gilli

A roof decoration at the Boboli Gardens

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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

More Florence Blogging

Its our last day in the beautiful city of Florence, here are a selection of photos from last night and today

Our apartment/B&B room

A rather nice delicatessen near to our B&B, served yummy ciabatta sandwiches with delicious fillings

A gold and silver shop on the Ponte Vecchio

The street outside our B&B

Cocktails (l-r) Bucks Fizz, Gilli Capriana and a White Chocolate Martini

Mum, my sister and me (and the chief waiter) at Cafe Gilli, which serves delicious espressos and pastries in the morning, and glam cocktails in the evening, been in Florence in one form or another since 1733

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Monday, August 22, 2011

Viareggio/Torre del Lago (Puccini Festival)

On Saturday we stayed overnight in the delightful Italian seaside resort of Viareggio as in the evening we were attending a performance of 'La boheme', every year a Puccini Festival is held to celebrate the composers works.

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Sienna Blogging

On Friday, mum, me and my sister took a day trip to Sienna

A street in Sienna with flags of one of the teams which take part in the famous Palio Horse Race

The High Altar at Sienna Cathedral, by Baldassarre Peruzzi

Sienna Cathedral

A shop in one of the streets of Sienna

Palazzo Pubblico

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Florence Blogging

Gilli's Martini

a most delightful trattoria delicious escallopina in white wine sauce served with the yummiest parmentier potatoes

A grotto at the Boboli Gardens

Bacchus on a Turtle by Valerio Cioli

View across from the Ponte Vecchio

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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Friday Cat Blogging on a Tuesday

As I am off to Florence, Italy tomorrow, here is early cat blogging.

George helping with the ironing

Heidi getting ready to go on holiday ;)

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Friday, August 12, 2011

Friday Cat Blogging



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Saturday, August 06, 2011

August Garden Blogging

the herb section of the garden

Judas Tree

a Montbretia


Bronze Fennel



Cosmos Plant

Olive Tree

Mexican Fan Palm


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