Why you should visit the Toulouse Christmas markets
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Why you should visit the Toulouse Christmas markets

I am no stranger to the south-west French city of ‘pink brick’ otherwise known as Toulouse. I visited a few years ago for the first time with my then friend Nico (and now boyfriend-partner in crime otherwise known as ‘Frenchy’. he is from a smaller town called Castelnaudary that not many know about other than … Continue reading

One week in Florence, photo diary in December
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One week in Florence, photo diary in December

I know things have been a bit quiet of here but I call it the fault of colder weather. While yes, technically I should be holed up at home tapping away my computer while sipping mug after mug of hot tea. Ps. Hot tea & coffee is my Florentine version of a ‘heater’. Houses are … Continue reading

December events in Florence, Italy
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December events in Florence, Italy

You know what time it is.. basically its the time when I put on my writing hat and find the coolest events around Florence & Tuscany for the month of December, a beautiful time to be in town. I have been snapping photos of the Christmas lights set up around the city and Florence definitely … Continue reading

Merry Christmas from Girl in Florence
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Merry Christmas from Girl in Florence

I just wanted to wish you all a very Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays from Girl in Florence, aka me – Georgette. I will having an enormous lunch and dinner in the company of my bf’s Italian family, eating so much food that I might quite willingly refuse to eat again until New Years. Skype … Continue reading

9 Christmas Fails from around the world
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9 Christmas Fails from around the world

Let’s face it – the holiday season seems slightly doomed the second there erupts a fierce battle over the last waffle maker at walmart during black Friday. And despite our attempts at making Christmas seem squeaky clean, Santa doesn’t always ‘get it right’. In fact when I saw the photo above – it reminded me … Continue reading

5 ideas for a unique Christmas gift from Tuscany
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5 ideas for a unique Christmas gift from Tuscany

Picture this scenario – you booked a ticket home to visit family and you want to bring a gift for someone special – parents,  friends, grandparents, your friend Steve, favorite childhood cat ;) but have run out of ideas of what to bring as a ‘typical’ unique item from Tuscany. Yes everyone loves the wine, … Continue reading

December events in Florence
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December events in Florence

While we are so lucky to not have extremely cold weather yet { however the mosquitos are still alive and well at my house}, the holiday season is around the corner. If you had enough fun watching Americans trample all over themselves on black Friday via youtube then I have some events for you. One … Continue reading