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Carnival Time in Venice, Italy

Carnival celebrations take place around the world, but when we think of elegant masks and beautiful costumes, we think of Venice.  So in 2014 my husband and I decided to go and see for ourselves what the Venice Carnival was like.  We weren’t disappointed. People come from everywhere to see and be seen at the…

Let your conscience be your guide

Let your Conscience be your Guide I enter the shop and my breath is taken away By the beautiful Italian ceramics In a variety of colours and designs. – Yes, so many exquisite things that you don’t need. I love the canisters, they would be stunning In my kitchen! Flour, Sugar, Salt – Have you…