Sunday, January 30, 2011


I guess now is a good time as ever to start blogging again!  I'm NOT going into the detail of why I stopped blogging but all I can say is I missed it - a LOT!!!!!

I'm also not even going to try to catch up on what I missed or try to tell you what happened with me in these past dad quiet months.  The good stuff (any maybe some of the bad) will surface at some time or another I'm sure.

I have to start with the good news!  I am sooooo excited!  I am planning a trip to Italy and France during the winter holidays (summer in Europe)!!!!  I'm going with a friend - we will be 6 women only on the trip!  I don't really know the other girls and only met one of them the other day but they all sound great!  The first week of the trip we will spend on a farm close to Perugia in the beautiful province of Umbria - right in the heart of Italy. 

This part of the holiday will be a "cooking vacation" where we will have cooking classes in the mornings and go on excursions in the afternoons.  Italian food has always been my absolute favourite!!!

After that we will travel through the Italian and French countryside mainly.  We will end our journey in Paris - the only city that I really would love to see on this trip. 

It all feels so unreal still.  We're finalising our flights and booking at the farm this week.  Maybe once I've paid my deposit it will start feeling real and not just like a beautiful dream that might end at any moment!

So - that's it for now.  I will try to not be a stranger again!


Stefanie said...

Welcome back.
I was very tempted to do Italy in October with ALi Edwards. Hubby even said I could go, but then I thought long and hard about it and decided that I really couldn't as my oldest is in Matric this year and would be writing his finals then.
I hope you and your friends have an awesome time and enjoy every single moment.

Lynette said...

Wow...that is a wonderful trip to look forward too. So bly jy is terug...moet nou net nie weer so skielik verdwyn nie.


Amanda Dovey said...

Hey Michelle! Oooooh I am dying to go back!! be sure to visit Assisi when in Umbria it will take your breath away, and eat as much pasta and pizza as your heart desires - you will walk all those carbs off while you are there anyway!!!
ENJOY!! [and we need pics]

Liesl Roos said...

Very good idea to visit France in summer !  Winter extremely cold it is almost unbearable, we are too use to Africa sunshine and warmth.. I remember last year we’ve been to Paris on new year’s day and that day I thought my bone marrow is going to freeze inside my body !
Jy moet dit vreeslik baie geniet Michelle. Klink so lekker ! Ooo en dis nog ‘n droom om Italie toe te gaan..

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwwww! What an AMAZING vacation you will have! WOW! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Sophia said...

OMG now I am jealous...wish I was going with...♥

*fauve* said...

That sounds amazing!I would LOVE to go on a trip like that.I have a thing for Italian food and my favorite city is Paris...You can´t go wrong with this trip!!!