A Sunday Stroll

Happy Sunday everyone!

Finally the weather here is warming up, the flowers are out, the sun is shinning and you can’t help but have a smile on your face! Spring always makes me feel happy (especially as it means Summer is on the way!) and what better way to enjoy a Spring Sunday than with a stroll in the park!?

I met my friend this afternoon to do just that in Milan’s Parco Sempione, which covers (as I learnt today) 40 hectares from Castello Sforzesco to the Arco della Pace. Apparently it was designed in the style of traditional romantic English parks – which really surprised us – and features watercourses, paths and small rises! I personally love the park as it offers up some excellent people watching opportunities, which is one of my favourite things to do on a lazy weekend!  Milan is abundant with interesting characters to spy on, especially when the sun comes out! Hehe!

After a leisurely walk around, we sat down in the sun on Corso Sempione, to enjoy a refreshing Aperol Spritz.  This is a typical Italian aperitif, particularly popular in the North of the country and is made using 2 parts Aperol (a rather bitter liqueur), 3 parts Prosecco and 1 part Soda! Delicious!

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Absolutely love this! Genius idea to bring your own hammock to the park!

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Castello Sforzesco

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Hello there! Look at this little fellow…he has got the right idea, chilling in the sun!

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Aperol Spritz

We are definitely going to try and make this a new Sunday ritual!  Have a great week everybody!

Anna

Home for Easter

I have been a bit behind with posts these last two weeks, but I have just got back from a lovely Easter weekend at home in England! Each trip home always seems to take so long to arrive and I wait with anticipation and excitement for the time to come to make my way to the airport, then when I am finally there, time absolutely flies by at a rate of knots!

This weekend was no exception, but I had a lot of fun and managed to squeeze in so much, including seeing all my family and friends, catching up on the gossip – mainly provided by my Grandma – a spot of shopping, some fresh air and walks in the Essex countryside, eating lots of yummy food (including my Mum’s roast beef! Delicious!) and of course plenty of chocolate! It was Easter after all!

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Typical English countryside…super muddy!

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An old ship wreck on the banks of the River Stour in Essex

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Easter eggs galore!

See you in the Summer England!

Anna