Majolica – Made in Faenza, Italy

Becky’s lovely Tavira vase post reminded me of the beautiful ceramics we saw a few years ago on a trip to Faenza in Italy, the town between Bologna and Florence which produces work of great originality from old, traditional, designs and occasional new designs.  These ceramics go by different names, depending on who is speaking…

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The new Theme doesn’t work. Sorry!

I feel I must apologise to everyone who glances at my Posts because I’ve made a right mess of the blog.   All I wanted to do was remove my photograph from the middle of the featured image on my former theme but I couldn’t do this, so I tried to change it again.  This didn’t…

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Ascend

My one and only balloon trip was over the vineyards of Rioja and the town of Lograno in Northern Spain.  It was both exhilarating and exciting but I’m not sure I would do it again!  It was dark when we got to the spot and dawn was just breaking when we took off – it…

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Gothenburg: New Beginnings

In Sweden last week, and despite the -4 degrees, I had one of the best walks I’d had in Gothenburg for many years.  I’ve always loved the city but on earlier visits to family, we’ve stuck to the areas I know and enjoy. My first visit is always to the Feskekorke – quite literally translated…

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