Guess where?


One of Anne's holiday snapsHi everyone!

Hope you're all well and are enjoying what remains of the summer. My next blog will detail my 'summer highlights' as it were, complete with a few pictures!

But in the meantime – can you guess where these photos were taken? And I don't just mean what city or country they were taken in!

Here's some clues to go with the pictures: firstly they were taken on holiday, secondly they were taken in Italy and thirdly – as you can see below – we were served breakfast (probably not much help this last one)! I have to say it will go down as one of my most memorable experiences ever!

Breakfast on the terrace Have you guessed where it is yet? That's right: Italy!

Pop your suggestions in to be the winner of a fantastic all expenses paid round the world trip! (Sorry that last bit is just a wee joke! How about a name-check and a wave when I'm next on air?!)

Take care you lovely lot,

Anne x


  1. Louise August 27, 2013 at 7:11 pm -  Reply

    The Vatican.

  2. Jayne Gray August 28, 2013 at 7:12 pm -  Reply

    Hi Anne, think I know where you’ve been as I’ve just returned within the last week myself from the exact place!! Rome, more specifically, the Vatican. What a fantastic experience it was, the Vatican museum and St Peter’s Basilica. We went right to the top of the dome, but we did cheat and take the lift part way up. The view from the top was stunning. Would definitely return to Rome again, what a beautiful city with amazing food, lovely people and ice cream to die for!!! Hope you enjoyed it as much as my hubby and I. Kind regards.

  3. Janine Bonser August 31, 2013 at 11:35 am -  Reply

    Unless there are lots of those giant pineapples scattered all over Rome then I would guess the Vatican, probably, think so, may be!!

  4. Angela D’Arienzo August 31, 2013 at 4:57 pm -  Reply

    Its the Vatican, I was there in May during a wonderful stay in Rome. Hope your visit was as good.

  5. Anne Dawson September 2, 2013 at 3:36 pm -  Reply

    Now could this be my lovely niece Louise, who is joining in? If so, fabulous to welcome you to auntie Anne’s blog. The question was however a tad easy for you my lovely one as you did know the answer somewhat!!! 🙂
    If on the other hand it is a completely different Louise, then well done and go to the top of the class!!!
    Either way I shall be waving and saying hello shortly 🙂 to both of you?
    Take care x

  6. Anne Dawson September 2, 2013 at 3:48 pm -  Reply

    Jayne!! I’m impressed!! Well done. Utterly fabulous isn’t it. We had booked a “skip the line” tour which starts just before the Vatican museums open to the public. We were then given a free breakfast upgrade in the pinecourt courtyard inside the Vatican. AMAZING!!! Fabulous setting, delicious freshly prepared breakfast cooked in front of you. The milk was apparently from the Popes own private dairy!!! How incredible is that?? (And rather amusing!) we totally had the place to ourselves and our guide was fantastic. I couldn’t believe that 4 hours had passed and I hadn’t once looked at my watch!!
    Glad you loved it too!!
    Anne x

  7. Anne Dawson September 2, 2013 at 3:53 pm -  Reply

    Hi janine!!
    Well done you!! I’m impressed. I’ve been to Rome many many times, but I would never have guessed it.
    Have you ever been? If not, even more impressive!!!
    Take care
    Anne x

  8. Anne Dawson September 2, 2013 at 3:58 pm -  Reply

    Angela, you’re absolutely right, and yes I had a fabulous time. Rome is one of my top favourites to visit.
    Always gorgeous, even in the rain!!! It just never loses its magic. My very first trip abroad was to Rome with the school. I fell in love with the city. Didn’t return for over 25 years. I think I was scared that maybe I had a slightly false memory……but no. Went back in 2002 and been there every year since!!
    Take care
    Anne x

  9. Susan September 4, 2013 at 6:22 pm -  Reply

    Hi Annie,
    Well I was going to say I haven’t a scooby! But as the gals above me have shown I obviously haven’t been to Rome!! I would love to go. I need to find a cheap hotel though and seems hard in Italy! Any recommendations? I’ve never been to Italy in fact though I would so love to. Looking forward to your next snaps. How are the boys? Any exam results this year??
    Love Susan x

  10. martin forbes September 7, 2013 at 6:55 pm -  Reply

    hi anne hope you are wwell iam nae bad

  11. Margaret September 9, 2013 at 11:32 am -  Reply

    Hi Anne, I love most of the clothes and shoes I see you wearing on the show. Which brand of clothing do you shop from mainly and what size shoe do you take?

  12. Margaret September 13, 2013 at 4:46 pm -  Reply

    Hi Anne,
    You always dress so nice when I see you on QVC and I always follow the fashion shows.
    Which brands of clothing and footwear do you mainly wear and what size shoe do you take?

  13. Anne Dawson September 19, 2013 at 7:04 pm -  Reply

    Oh Margaret, you’re very kind.
    I wear all sorts at QVC, but nearly always have Kim and co trousers on. As far as tops or shoes are concerned its usually from whatever fashion shows that are on that day. If not, you can get a hold of me on twitter and I can let you know exactly what Item it is. Others have already done that, so feel free.
    Take care
    Anne x

  14. Anne Dawson September 19, 2013 at 7:04 pm -  Reply

    Oops! Sorry Margaret, I take a shoe size 6 🙂 x

  15. Anne Dawson September 19, 2013 at 7:07 pm -  Reply

    Hi Susan,
    The hotel genio in Rome is fab. Not fancy but great location. Right on the piazza navona! Always go there.
    Let me know if ever you’re planning a trip and would like a few tips. Will post a few more pics soon. I promise!
    Lovely to hear from you x

  16. Anne Dawson September 19, 2013 at 7:08 pm -  Reply

    Hi Martin.
    Good to hear from you sir. All is good chez dawson. Hope things are good with you too!!
    Take care
    Anne x

  17. susan September 19, 2013 at 7:31 pm -  Reply

    Hi Annie, beautiful new photo of you! So glowing and youthful just like you are! where is Carmel by the way? I see lovely Sara is back. X

  18. susan September 23, 2013 at 5:46 pm -  Reply

    Thanks for the kind offer Anne, i will indeed contact you!x

  19. Anne Dawson September 29, 2013 at 8:44 am -  Reply

    Hey Susan.
    Carmel is off to pastures new. She is already missed!!
    Thanks for the phot compliment. I always know where to com for a wee boost 🙂 x

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