Finally, I’m back here to give you an update!!
First of all.. feast your eyes on this yummie cake!! I have to tell you that it tasted even better than it looks, and to eat it at 7.30 in the morning!! lol
Oh.. and no I didn’t eat it all, but when we got back it was all gone!! 🙂
Then I got to open my presents which included a diamond ring/necklace and earring set, chocolates, j’adore parfum (my fav) photo frame, baileys and flowers.. wow!
All through the week cards arrived and I want to say a big huge thanks for sending your special thoughts, wishes and making it all soo special! Nikki, Rach, Caz (and for the extra special pressie!) Sonia, Carole, Donalda, Fran (thanks sooo much!), Gill, Jill, Clo (Merci!), Tiets, Annie, Katharina (Vielen dank fur alles!!), Ingrid, Diane (for the yum pressies too!) and Bryony (loved the choccies!!)
I’m making a birthday card album and will show when it is done.. Again, THANK YOU.. MWAH! (big kiss) *Ü*
When I got given the tickets to Venice I couldn’t believe we were going so soon, and we had a stop in Zurich, Switzerland. Shame we didn’t have direct flights.. but it didn’t spoil anything.. part of the whole break was the flying plus the change overs where really quick!
When we arrived on Venice airport it was starting to get dark and we decided to take the water taxi (20mins) that dropped us off about 50 meters from the hotel (San Zurian), instead of the water bus (1hr 15mins) where we would have to stop everywhere and be dropped off at the Rio Grande.. So glad we did now as by this time it was dark and we didn’t have to search in a strange place.
After putting our stuff in the room we went for a little exploring and found ourselfs only two streets from the main San Marco square and all the hustle & bustle.. how fabulous is that? We had a lovely (although very expensive!) meal whilst listening to the little orchestra’s playing on the square (oh so romantic!)
We could have walked along the little streets and over the bridges all night but after all the excitement of the day we didn’t want to make it too late, as we knew we would have a busy day ahead.
And busy it was on Saturday!! We got up nice and early and enjoyed a continental breakfast at the hotel, we got our map of the city and headed for the bridge of Rialto, visited the shops, markets and think we walked 15 miles.. (legs were killing me!!)
Ofcourse we had to have a ride in a gondola, brilliant way to see things you can’t see while walking.. and our gondola man was very informative in pointing out the special bridges, palaces and churches, given some history and even showed Casanova’s house!
Gorgeous meal at night time and spend the night just visiting lots of the fab winebars.
Again up early on sunday.. as we wanted to do the visits to San Marco Palace, oh my.. is this one impressive place! Being a sunday we had the chance to sit in on Mass, in the very impressive main hall.. all the walls and ceilings were covered in mosaic and pressious stones! There was no photography allowed, only on the big veranda when we went to the museum and top floor.
It was all amazing and when we were on the Bell tower (we were 60m up) there was a great view of the city.. all around.
This next picture is of the famous Zodiac clock and couldn’t believe how apt this photo is.. if you look at the time (either side of the statue above the clock) it states the roman number 10 (X) and on the other side 10 (so it was 10 past 10 in the morning) and the dial was on the Libra, as it is the 10th month.. My Birthday is 10/10 and I’m a Libra (obviously) so I really treasure this photo as 1 minute later it would not have been the same!!
After a quick lunch we took the water bus (so great not having any cars at all in Venice) back to the airport ready for our flights back to Zurich and the UK
We have tonns more photo’s and will make a special album of this trip, it was truly amazing and am still so excited about it all.. It’s just been the best suprise weekend ever!! and I hope I haven’t bored you too much with this post! lol
Hope to be able to show you something creative soon,
For now big hugs n kuddles,