Stefano and I have been together for a number of years, and I think I know him quite well, but he can still manage to surprise me. 🙂

A few days ago he suggested we go to Venice this weekend. Just like that.

Venice??? Wow. We haven’t been there in ages…since we were a brand new couple, in fact. Our first, official trip together as a couple was to Venice…and boyohboy, you can’t beat Venice for romance…

Besides, neither of us has ever been to Venice during the carnival period, even though we both grew up here in Florence…

And so, after wondering if we could afford it, I said an enthusiastic “YESSSSS!!!” 

Well then…it’s settled. We’re off to Venice…leaving tomorrow (Friday) afternoon after work and returning to Florence and our kitties (who will be well taken care of, as usual!) on Sunday evening.


Tons of carnival-related events are going to take place this weekend in Venice (for those interested, here’s the official Carnival in Venice 2013 website, in English:, such as the contest for the best mask right in Piazza San Marco, which should be fabulous…and offer some super photo opportunities, I hope… 

But today I have to get down to work…Soooo…Ciao for now! 🙂


  1. Hi Margaret, congratulations on your amazing blog. There is so much to read…anyway, getting back to business–my best friend (feline) male has been recently diagnosed with multyple myeloma and is on melpahlan and prednisone. It’s only been about 10 days or so…is there something more I can do for him? I’m like you–(am I assuming that?) totally obsessed with my cat and want to do whatever I can to help him. Love you Margaret for taking the time to write this blog which helps all of us. Do you not have a little donation paypal button somewhere? Seriously, why not?

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