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Dec 26, 2010 - Snowy Boxing Day

A fairly lazy start to Boxing Day saw our hopes realised – snow was falling. At first it was somewhat icy, almost sleet, but as the morning wore on the snow became increasingly heavy. Within two hours Boves was covered with 15cm of new snow. We made our way to Café Bianca and ordered coffee (hot chocolate for Zoe) and croissant marmalate (jam-filled croissants). Following breakfast we went for a stroll around the town, window shopping and taking photos. There was little traffic during the morning and it was quite peaceful. After an hour or...

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Dec 25, 2010 - Buon Natale

After a full Christmas Eve we enjoyed the luxury of a slight sleep-in (which means, following the first bell chimes at 7.00am we got to stay in bed snoozing for another hour!). Just after 9.30am we drove to Jani’s and joined her family for breakfast and Christmas presents. Once again coffee and brioche started the day, and once again the warmth of the Giraudo family made for a very pleasant occasion. After swapping presents and watching Maya revel in her hoard of goodies, Ron joined Paolo for a walk into town to pick up fresh bread and the...

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Dec 24, 2010 - Xmas Eve with our Italian Family

Christmas Eve was all about our Italian ‘family’. After a patchy night’s sleep (courtesy of the church bells, which chime every 15 minutes day and night!) we met Jani and the kids for breakfast at a café in the piazza outside our apartment. There are worse ways to start the day than coffee/hot chocolate and brioche. The girls then had a treat in store – Jani had arranged a massage for Barb and Zoë as their Christmas present. While Ron got some stuff from the car and pottered around town, the girls enjoyed a warm, relaxing massage. We then...

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Dec 23, 2010 - Sesto to Boves

After a slightly early start, breakfast, email check and pack, we departed Sesto Calende at 8.45am on our way to Boves. We left Sesto in steady rain and drove most of the way in light rain and mist. The rain had cleared most of the snow en route so the road was quite good and we made good time. With just one stop (for a coffee and gas refill) we were in Boves by 12.15pm, where we joined Ron’s cousin, Jani, for lunch. We also had the great pleasure of meeting Jani’s two month old son, Daniel. We ate well (as always) and then made our way...

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