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Lunch has become my favorite meal of the day.  Zoe and I have breakfast and usually dinner at home, but we go out for lunch everyday.  When in the states lunch would be usually coffee and a muffin and a regular dinner.  Now I have my main meal at lunch and a small dinner.  It makes more sense.  I have been perfecting the under €10 ($11.00) meal and it’s amazing … Read More

Test Post

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I have been having issues with my subscription service not sending out my posts. This has been very annoying and resulted in me not posting as often as I would like.  I have been told it is fixed so I am here to find out. if you get this blog by subscribing there is a post that you have not seen and I think you will like it. … Read More

La Menagere

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 La Menagere is a very special place that I thought deserved its own blog.  From the moment you walk in you are captivated.  It’s a great meeting place do to it’s central location.  It’s loved by students because of the wifi and you can sit for long periods of time on these wonderful long benches directly across from he bar. The decor is very eclectic with a perfect match of … Read More

Sant’Ambrogio Market

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There are 2 great markets in Florence. Sant’ Ambrogio Market is favored by the locals and attracts less tourist. I had been here last fall and could not wait to go back.  The amount of choices is amazing and a little frustrating when only shopping for one. You want everything but for one you can’t carry it all and 2 you don’t want more than you can cook. The outdoors part of … Read More

Our Terrace/Garden

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I knew that finding a place to live that I really liked was a huge part of Zoe and I being happy in this life change. Being here last year gave me a good idea of where I wanted to live and I was not going to waver.I also wanted a place with 2 bedrooms and 2 baths win h the hopes I would le have the occasional visitor.Also … Read More

Mercado Centrale

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Mercado Centrale Firenze is a food lovers dream. The building dates back to 1870 and designed by Giuseppe Mengori who also designed the fabulous Galleria Vittoria Emanuele Ii in Milano. On the ground floor you will find the butchers, fishmongers and fruit and Vegetable vendors. I will come back and do a blog on this at another time. The second level is a one-stop food shopping center, divided into … Read More

Colle di Val d’Elsa…day 3

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August 15 is my birthday. It is also a holy day for Catholics, the feast of the Assumption of Mary, as well as a huge holiday in Italy, Ferragosa, when everything closes. It dates back to 18BC when the land owners would give their workers a very rare day off.  Now most people take much more than a day off. Some stores are closed the entire month and … Read More

Colle di Val d’Esla…Day 2

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I got up early and decided to wander the areas that most people don’t go and see what I could find interesting. I immediately got caught up with the wood doors. The town is divided the bridge. Back in medieval times it was two separate towns and many battles ensued. Having a draw bridge cam in handy. Walking down under the bridge was interesting. Back on the bridge … Read More

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