I FEEL it is only right that I warn you, that this is an EPIC post. EPIC!!
Quite possibly, my most epic yet. So before you begin, you might wanna pop the kettle on, make yourself a decent cuppa and get comfy. Because let me tell you, this post is a biggie.
Such a biggie in fact, that it’s taken me almost a full working day just to whittle down the photos and edit them.
But honestly, when it comes to Italy, can you blame me?
Italy is my favourite country in the world. No question. Plonk me anywhere on the Italian map and I’m as happy as Larry. (Whoever he is). I’ve visited many places in the past but hand on heart, I can tell you that no area in Italy has ‘spoken’ to me as much as Umbria.
That my blog posts have been a bit sporadic of late.
I’m a poorly lady you see at the moment, having had flu for the last week or so, so bar on odd post, I’ve spent most of my time lying in bed or watching endless rounds of children’s TV with little Elsie, who’s been pretty poorly too.
Anyhow, I’m trying my best to do what I can, but there’s no doubt that my work has suffered of late. So thank you for being patient and sticking with me. I promise normal, regular service will resume shortly.
Annnnd…so, with that in mind, let’s crack on with today’s post!
Because I do have a super post to share with you today. (Hell yeah!) One that’s certainly putting a big smile on my very grotty face, as I type.
This is the first instalment of our recent family holiday to Italy with the brilliant Italian accommodation experts, Bookings For You.
And is all about our stunning accommodation – a beautiful, modern and contemporary Italian 3 bedroom villa situated on the east bank of Lake Maggiore.
As holiday accommodation goes, let me tell you, this villa is by far, the most stunning place I have ever stayed in. For the views alone, I would have happily stayed!
I mean, just imagine, lying in bed and looking at this…
Because this is how I woke up in the mornings and this is what we all saw, every single day, from one of three lake facing terraces, that this stunning villa offers.
Here’s some more shots of the lake view, and I make absolutely no apologies for them. Because a view this spectacular has to be shared…
(The sunsets were particularly breathtaking…)
My photos don’t even do the beautiful view justice but you get the picture!
Just. Seriously. Beautiful.
The best view I’ve ever seen. In my life. And one I’ll never forget.
Tucked up high in the mountains, staying in this fabulous villa, was a little bit like being in an Italian version of Heidi.
By day, the only sounds I could hear were birds chirping, donkey bells ringing and water running down a tiny stream. And by night, nothing!
It was absolute bliss. A real slice of Italian heaven indeed.
Villa Caruso as it is lovingly called, is a stunning property.
And inside, had absolutely everything we needed as a family – for myself, Jamie, Elsie and my Dad and Step Mum who came with us – as well as being simply but tastefully decorated.
Stepping in for my buddy Hannah who normally co-hosts as she’s currently on holiday, sunning herself, taking a well deserved break and drinking a Pina Colada or something. (Hopefully.)
The idea behind the list is really simple. Blogger pals – all you need to do is link up any post that is in a list format – get it?!
So for example you might have a top ten list or something similar which you think should be shared with a wider audience. Posts can be old or new and of course, it goes without saying, anyone is welcome!
(The more, the merrier in fact. What can I say these gals know how to throw a link party! *winks*)
Not a blogger? Fret not! You can still join in all the lovely fun by browsing through the cracking posts that will be linked up below. I promise you, you’ll find some brilliant reads.
The wonderful Amy co-hosted last week and here’s her favourite top three posts from last week:
Snowing Indoors –Which Camera Should I Buy
Essex Barn – How To Breathe New Life Into Old Oak
Budding Smiles – My Top Ten Ways To Reduce Stress
This week I’m linking up my Top Ten Techie Things For The Summer and A Thank You To My Mum whilst Aby is linking up 6 Bloggers That Have Rocked My 2 Blogging Years and SEO for Bloggers – What you need to know.
And here’s another wee list from me…
Hello! I'm Kate - an award winning family & lifestyle blogger, freelance writer & mum.
1st book & 2nd baby both due in 2017. (Yep, I'm a little excited.)
Here I share my tales of how I try to strut my way - but often find myself hobbling (don't we all?!) - through life & parenting.
I do hope you'll enjoy what you read. Thanks so much for popping by. x
The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.