Wales, here we come…!!!

Until just recently, because of what happened to Piccolo and Pinga, Stefano and I weren’t sure if we would be able to take off on our scheduled (=months ago!) trip to the UK. Luckily, all the cats seem to be just fine and dandy now. Pinga is back to her terrible mischievous self, and Piccolo is bossing the girls around as usual. Besides, we are leaving them in the best of hands–those of my parents.

So yes, Stefano and I are leaving for the UK day after tomorrow—a ten-day holiday (we are returning to Florence on July 4th). Ah, we are taking our tiny laptop with us, so I might have time to post a quick something on the blog in this period, since we will have WiFi access in at least two of the places where we will be staying.

Our dance card is quite full: after landing in London and picking up our rental car, we are driving to a blog reader’s home. This is certainly going to be one of the highlights of our trip. He and I have become very good friends/correspondents since I began blogging back in 2007, but we have never actually met…

He and his wife very kindly invited us to stay with them for a couple of nights…or, hmmm, did we invite ourselves? I forget! 😉 Anyway, he will be the 5th blog reader I have met so far… and of course I hope to meet many more!

On Saturday we will be driving to Avebury and Stonehenge. The following day we are heading to Carmarthenshire (Wales), an area packed with castle ruins (my favourite!) and not too far from the Brecon Beacons National Park and the Gower Peninsula. We won’t be able to see everything, of course, but we will do our best to cover the main sights.

Toward the end of our stay, we will be spending two entire (!) nights on Skomer Island…where we really hope to see a puffin chick (=puffling) and hear the Manx shearwaters ( this year. 

Ahhh, can’t wait to leave…!!! 🙂


  1. margaret…have a grand time, so glad the kitties are well! you can give your parents my contacts if they need any local support…see you when you return

  2. Hi, Margaret, Have a nice trip and a fine holliday. Verry interesting post about Sesamin. If you can send me information about the study, I would like it (that’s not a good translation):


  3. Hi– I just came across your website as I was researching curcumin use in pancreatic cancer…(the comments you made in July 2008)..My husband has been battling PC for almost 13 months— WITHOUT chemo/radiation….I have been using alternative treatments since Oct….he is still with me, despite his oncologist ‘prediction’ of 4-6 months.

    I have added curcumin to his regimen. He is rather unique because he has a J-tube due to a duodenal obstruction, so I am able to bypass his stomach by dissolving the powder and giving it directly into his jejunum. I am writing to you to ask if you think that he will have more absorption by bypassing his stomach? Do you have any other suggestions for us? For him (Dan) to still be alive at this stage is a miracle in itself and I am trying any alternative treatment that I can find. In addition to curcumin, I am giving him resveratrol after researching it. Any comments or suggestions will be greatly appreciated..thank you, sandy

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *