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22nd April 2012

What a great way to finish off.... Had a tear in my eye as soo happy you all had a brilliant time. Can't wait to see you and hear all about your adventures. Definitely inspired me and gave hope that an extended family holiday together can be remarkable!! See you soon xxxx
21st April 2012
London Tower

Great to see a picture of you all. You have done a great job with the blog. It was great to see and hear all about your wonderful adventure. See you all soon.
21st April 2012

Hope you enjoyed Wicked. Have a safe trip home.
19th April 2012

Paris - the Queen of the Cities
Cher Beltrami, What a joy to hear your exploits in the amazing city of Paris. The cathedral is beautiful as you note, the Seine contains the most pure water in the world, the Louvre is the best place for the antiquities. Personally I am not sure about the Pyramid du Pei. On the other hand each generation must bequeath something amazing to its successors. Imagine if you can that there were people, our own beloved Guy de Maupassant included who hated the tour eiffel. Madness! Where to next mes amis? What will your next exploits be? Good health and fortune, yours sincerely, TB
16th April 2012

Paris in Springtime
That is the ideal is it not? To celebrate a spring in Paris. You are fortunate to be doing this. I stayed in the Marais district too near one of the big railway stations - I think it was the one near Place D'Italie but the memory is perhaps faulty. I think the food is the thing that I best remember. The beauty of finding a charming little bistro somewhere near the Seine quite by accident and enjoying something really tasty. I am not sure whether the children will enjoy them as much but the Louvre and the Musee D'Orsay are well worth it. If you have the opportunity to dine in the restaurant in the Orsay do it. You can see the beautiful ceilings and hark back to a bye gone era when the building served an entirely different purpose. Also if you are into Picasso, there is a museum devoted solely to him. It is perhaps an acquired taste particularly with children. Finally I hope you are enjoying the excellent train system as long as the workers don't go on strike. The contrast with the London one is amazing. A blog paragraph on transport options in Paris would not go amiss. Toodle Pip Beltramis.
From Blog: Vive le France!
17th April 2012

Trop nombreux pour choisir parmi
Dear Bob, Yes there are many places to enjoy the local food. Also, in Paris, there seems to be a wide variety of ethnic foods which is a nice change from Italy. Don't get me wrong, we love the Italian food but you are limited when you eat out. We will be trying to visit the museums. Le Louvre is not open today (Tuesday) which is a shame as the weather outside is extremely poor - wind, rain and cold.
From Blog: Vive le France!
16th April 2012

Welcome to France
Cher Familie Beltrami, Bienvenue a belle France. I will continue this post in that most detestable of languages namely "English". Really what have the English ever done for us? We must return to the topic at hand though as this is a celebration of your good fortune in being in the best country in the world. Even that atrocity Americain is improved because it is in France. Drink in the air, partake of the sights, hear the smells and sniff the views. It is all a multi sensorial feast before you. It is with a tear in the eyes that I read of your excellent treatment by the good people of Paris. That you have finally realised that you are French in spirit if not (yet) citizenry lifts my little heart. I look forward with much anticipation for the next instalment in your adventures mes amis. Thiery
From Blog: Disneyland Paris
17th April 2012

Pourquoi êtes-vous si en colère?
Thiery, you need to become more tolerant. Your views are extreme and nationalistic. Typically of a proud Frenchman, I suspect, but probably not well received outside of your country. You need to take a long hard look at yourself and be humble about the deeds of your forefathers that have gifted you the country you claim to belong to.
From Blog: Disneyland Paris
16th April 2012

Looks like you all had a fantastic day. I glad it was you on that ride an not me. Great photo of you and Minnie Em. Can't wait to see you and hear all about it. Enjoy your last week.
From Blog: Disneyland Paris
17th April 2012

I Loved Disneyland!
Hi Robyn, It's Emily here. I had a great time and went on the train ride around the park. I went on a really fast ride and it went sideways a lot of times and it stopped half way through. We looked around the shops at Disneyland. I also got an autograph book and got Daisy Duck's, Minnie Mouse's, and Mickey Mouse's autographs and a photo with them. I also got a photo with Goofy and one of the Chipmunks. Love you. From Emily.
From Blog: Disneyland Paris
16th April 2012

Romantic guys...I'm sure the Paris air is rubbing off on Sue! Really really can't wait to hear all about the whole trip...sorry we missed hooking up on FaceTime. You will be at Paris Disney right now so hope your having a ball xxx
From Blog: Vive le France!
16th April 2012

Romance in Paris
Yes, Suzy, the romance in the air is unlike anything we have ever experienced. Disneyland was great - a long day and les enfants are in bed fully asleep. Missing you all!!
From Blog: Vive le France!
12th April 2012

Wow....snow!
Loving this blog guys and the pictures. Feels like you have been gone for months! Must really feel like you are seeing heaps of the world ...coast to snow alps! Can't wait to see what you have bought sue xx
12th April 2012

Unbelievable Day
It was incredible yesterday Suzy. Half a meter of snow fell at Madonna di Campiglio, we were told, and today we woke up to the most beautiful blue sky and white mountains.
11th April 2012

Viva belle France
Your exploits concerning Italie are interesting. I long however for you to describe my own beautiful countrie of France. There is no equal in lands. Your poetry and wit will then finally meet a match in quality of scenerie and vistas. Bon chance, Thiery.
16th April 2012

qui êtes-vous?
Cher Thiery, your identity remains a mystery and you speak of things that are not true. When will you reveal your identity for the world to know?
11th April 2012

Photographs of the Dolomites
These photos are amazing. I love the beauty of the mountains. You are right that they seem almost unreal. I suspect that these photos were taken with a Canon camera. They are too good to have been taken with anything else. No disparagement of your skills intended. Cheers, BB.
16th April 2012

Photography equipment
Ciao Bob, You are quite correct regarding the camera. In fact it is a Canon 60D with a Sigma 17-70 DC HSM lens. A wonderful combination. Some of the photos posted on the blog have been enhanced using simple edits available in the Luminance app on our iPad. Interestingly there are some tourists who prefer Nikon DSLR cameras and, even, Sony DSLTs. There are strange people everywhere. But who are you Bob? Do you know Thiery?
10th April 2012

Murano is lovely
This is a fascinating blog. When I went to Murano as an adolescent so many years ago, it was a fantastic place. It seems that it is under threat from factories in China. I hope that the tradition survives somehow.
8th April 2012

Enjoy the cosy sleep in Venice!
8th April 2012

Yes a bit desperate but only watched until the half time brawl....lost interest after that:)
7th April 2012

Happy Easter to you all. Hope the Easter bunny has found you. Wish we were there with you.
7th April 2012

Just watching the magpies v tigers game as I read your blog. Go Tigers....lol. Have a great Easter everyone & enjoy Venice - love that place:)
7th April 2012

Go Pies!!!
Looks like we did enough in about 10 minutes to win the game. Thanks for the update Carol - but are you getting a bit desperate watching a Collingwood v Richmond game?

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