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Sunday, 3 June 2012

Sunday Snaps!

Ooops! I'm all behind with my Sunday Snaps today.  Desperation is starting to creep in, so much so that I am now actually starting to trawl through my holiday snaps.

"Oh no!" I hear you cry - "Not the dreaded holiday snaps!"

Most of my older (and I use that word very loosely) bloggy friends will know that I absolutely adore everything about Italy, and have been there many times.  It's actually been far too long since I was last there, so I really must do something about it next year.  Lake Maggiore is one place that I haven't been to, and the lakes in Italy are just so wonderful, that I think that must be my next port of call.

So, today, I have chosen some snaps of Venice and I hope you enjoy them.

Well, I couldn't resist this one, could I?!

Herself in St Mark's Square



Hubby and I, and I just can't believe how slim I look there.  I took hubby there for his 50th birthday, so this was 18 years ago. Eeeek!!



This is Florians - a very famous cafe right in St Mark's Square and, believe me, there is nothing better than sitting outside with a cappuccino and a lovely little pastry, listening to the music and just watching the world go by!

Well, I hope you enjoyed the trip to Venice with me and I look forward to seeing you all again soon.

Arriverderci!

28 comments:

Shelly said...

I love starting this morning with a lovely trip into gorgeous Italy. You are beautiful no matter the age. Happy Sunday to you, my friend!

EM Illustrator said...

Beautiful snaps Diane, I too love Italy. Gorgeous architecture there. Have a lovely Sunday!

Eva

Claudia Moser said...

Love the new header, I willbe watching today the celebrations :)) and love the pictures as well, I also adore Venice!

Glenda said...

I feel as if I just traveled to Italy while drinking my morning cup of coffee.

You look beautiful in the photos, but I can't see that you've changed much. I wish I could say the same when I look back at photos from 18 years ago!

Have a lovely time celebrating this week. Hope the meds are making you feel better, my friend.

Odie Langley said...

Always enjoy it when you show us pics of Italy and OMG the famous Diane (18) years ago. Doesn't get much better than that. Happy Sunday my friend.
Hugs,
Odie

Linda O'Connell said...

I think I spotted a relative" My grandfather was born there. Thanks for the journey. I can't bear to look at pics of me from 20 yrs ago. I was a twig, and now I am tree trunk.

Cindy Ellison said...

I want to go to Venice! Those were great photos of you with your husband. Venice is such a beautiful place, it was great to see your personal photos of these enchanting spots. Hope you are enjoying this day! Thank you for sharing these memories, Diane!

Shady Del Knight said...

You and I are in the same boat, Thisisme, if you'll pardon the expression. We both yearn to go to Venice. The difference is that I have never been there. I'm happy to go there today by means of your lovely pictures. It always amazes me how well you and your family photograph. I surely would love dining at that sidewalk cafe because I love to relax and watch the world go by whether it's people milling around streets and shops or boats coming and going on a waterway. Excellent Sunday snaps, dear Thisisme, and I hope you get away on your next holiday very soon! Happy Sunday to you, dear friend!

Olive Cooper said...

Joe and I have been to Italy but did not go to Venice. I think I need an entire month there but that is not happening. You two are adorable and lovely snaps.

Denise Adorian said...

AAWW! At times I would love to be a world traveler,as My parents were.I suppose it was not meant to be but I love to dream about it and planning is fun too :)Thanks for the ride-Denise

becca said...

gorgeous and i'm officially jealous not only are you beautiful but now i want to go to Italy

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

just beautiful - you and Italy!

i hope you are getting plenty of rest in preparation for your surgery. i'm amazed that they didn't just take you right in and remove your appendix.

Retired English Teacher said...

Wonderful photos. It looks like you had a wonderful vacation, one to remember and cherish even after all these years.

I don't think you have changed a bit in 18 years.

The Jones Family said...

Hi, Just found your blog and am your newest follower. Thanks for sharing these great pictures. Have a great Sunday.

Pam Lofton said...

What? Wait..Oh, sorry. It took me a minute to recover from that first picture. ;) Italy is one place that I would truly love to visit! Seriously, how slim you were then? You're still slim! And absolutely lovely inside and out!

Just Martha said...

What a lovely strt to the week! The Silver Fox and I are going to go for our 50 th birthdays as we are 6 months apart. Cant wait but we will probably take abou 4 weeks and travel up and down looking at it all. Have a lovely week. Looking forward to your Jubilee news....

Chatty Crone said...

I have been there decades ago - but I loved it - loved it now. You looked great and you still do. Thanks for the trip. sandie

Bouncin Barb said...

Why can't I see a man who looks like that statue on the beach here? All I get are huge, grossly overweight men in Speedo swimsuits. I'd love to see a man with a butt that looked that way! hahaha. Lovely pictures and I never get tired of looking at your photos. Hugs my awesome friend.

lyndylou said...

Great photos and I am so jealous! Must have been a lovely holiday :)

Craziness abounds said...

My boy actually comes home from Italy soon.. He has been to Venice and Rome several times in the last year and a half. That is one place in Europe I've never been although I really want to.

Jo-Anne Meadows said...

Great snaps love the one of the bare bum who doesn't like to look at a statue of a bare bum............lol

Mynx said...

Would love to go to Italy.

Thank you so much for sharing

Katherines Corner said...

I loved those photos, thank you for taking me on your trip to Venice through these lovely photos. Hugs and wishes for a beautiful week!

Belle said...

Oh, I did enjoy the trip to Venice! How beautiful. No wonder you love to go to Italy. I love the look of Europe. The "New World" looks too new.

Annmarie Pipa said...

beautiful beautiful pictures!! every one! lucky you!

orchid said...

Dearest Diane,
Oh, wonderful trip you two had♪♪♪
I loved to see lovely couple looking very happy in the dream land♡♡♡
I don't know if I told you before, I had the luck to visit there and really wish to go there again (haha, if I can)
Thank you very much for your wonderful photos. Had a marvelous tour♬♬♬
Oh, you still look slim, my friend.
And I wonder if you are scanning these photos. They are really clear with nice editing. I love them(*^_^*)

Love you always, xoxo Miyako*

Denise Adorian said...

I'll be your sister My dear-There is always room for one more.....and I've always wanted to be a Brit. :)

romance-of-roses said...

Oh boy did I ever enjoy this little trip. My daughter was in Italy last month and absolutely loved it. Already planning her next trip in March of next year, can you believe it? Your pictures are wonderful, thank you so much for sharing. Hugs...Lu