Ciao Italia!


BlogJune13Hi everyone,

Hope you're all fine and dandy! Great time of the year approaching as my Italian dream revives itself and we head towards the summer hols. As you can see by the pics, the weather was beautiful when I popped over for a few days last week for a short trip with my lovely friend Fiona. (She's actually friends with our model Deborah Ann who's on our screens regularly). 

The food was as usual just a bit too good and I gained a few pounds, but hey ho, just trying to be good now and also do more exercise. I have to as I'm out there again at the end of the month and in August. If I'm not careful the old "widescreen" telly concept may take on a new meaning!!

Anne's friend FionaI have often spoken about this wonderful place that we go to on the beach and the characters out there (mainly my icecream man olgarino who is chiefly responsible for my ever expanding waistline!!), but I promise to take lots of photos to show you all. It's a charming little place, not really touristy as such.

Feels a bit like a little seaside resort locked in the "60's" but we all love it. I say "we" as the next visit is with the lovely Louise (my niece), her hubby and dad, as well as two of my boys. (Danny's holding the fort here while I'm away. Lovely man!!) So can't wait!

Also can't wait to hopefully make a bit of an announcement in my next blog. Just need to double check I have permission. It concerns Louise's waistline and I don't think it's to do with Olgarino's ice cream either if you get my drift!!! :)

Take care you lovely lot,

Anne x


  1. kathleen June 24, 2013 at 11:08 am -  Reply

    Ann you had lovely earrings on yesterday (sunday)please where did u get them

  2. susan July 2, 2013 at 8:12 pm -  Reply

    Hi Anne! Firstly I can’t wait for your next blog!! I hope all is never can tell but I hope it is!! You looked lovely in the above photo. Really chic. You do make me laugh with your waistline humour..widescreen as if!! Glad you had nice few days. We’ve had awful weather and I haven’t been too well so im sorry about that. Look forward to next blog! X

  3. Margaret MacDonald July 8, 2013 at 6:32 pm -  Reply

    Hi Anne. Love the pictures, as it reminds me that I will be out in Italy soon. Is it Pizzo as it looks familiar !!!!!!! I am out in Capo Vaticano soon and love it there and have the same problem as you with an ever extending waistline, with all the pasta, which has to come off on return, but gets more difficult as the years go on !!!!!!!!

  4. Anne Dawson July 8, 2013 at 7:09 pm -  Reply

    hi Kathleen,
    Apologies for the delay in getting back to you. Been on holiday!! Really sorry, but I’ve no idea where those earrings were from as they were a gift. Apologies as its so frustrating. It’s the equivalent of admiring a dress and someone saying they bought it on holiday in some little French boutique!!!!! Aargh !!
    Anne x

  5. Anne Dawson July 8, 2013 at 7:12 pm -  Reply

    Oh Susan,
    An inspiration as always!!! You soooo make my day :)
    Hope you’re well.
    The blog will be out this week with even a wee photo or two!
    The widescreen is now a reality! 6lbs in 10 days!! Not good!!!
    Take care
    Anne x

  6. Anne Dawson July 9, 2013 at 11:47 pm -  Reply

    Oh Margaret,
    The problems with Italy and a waistline (maybe there’s a book in that title :) )
    The photos were taken on the marina in Naples. I travel down to Calabria, which is about another couple of hours south by train. It’s all so fab, I do hope you have a lovely holiday, and lets worry about waistlines after the summer :)
    Take care
    Anne x

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