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7th September 2012

hello
Hi Cathy. have read your travel blog from start to finish! what a wonderful journal! Glad that you are home again, from another wonderful experience! Carol Q xoxo
From Blog: Venice
7th September 2012

hello
Hi Cathy. have read your travel blog from start to finish! what a wonderful journal! Glad that you are home again, from another wonderful experience! Carol Q xoxo
From Blog: Venice
4th September 2012

Finding Your Hotel in Venice
I had to laugh when I read your description of trying to find your accomodation in Venice because it mirrored mine so closely. I also had a map which was very confusing and walked in circles for about 2 hours until I FINALLY found the hotel... not because I actually FOUND it, but because I just happened to glance out of the corner of my eye and catch a glimpse of the hotel sign down an alley! Of course once I knew where the hotel was I realized that it was only about a 2 minute walk from the Rialto Bridge! I think guidebooks need to have a special warning... something like "Even if the map says your hotel is 'steps from the Rialto Bridge' be sure to allow at least 4 hours of walking time to get there."
From Blog: Magical Venice
23rd June 2012

Hi Cathy, have just been reading some of your blog ,it sounds fantastic,I really felt quiet excited for you when you found the info at the museum of your grandfather,it must be wonderfull we are so lucky to have Di & Geoff helping us both with the family history,will be very interested to hear about what you found out when you get back to Aus Bye for now Ann
23rd June 2012

Rodolfo
Thanks Ann. Unfortunately nothing more at this stage, but when I get back to Australia I'll be writing to the archives again. Will be chatting to you then. Cousin Cathy!
16th June 2012

Fantastic !!!
Only just got to see your travel blogg, what a apic adventure! You sure have a talent putting this hole thing together. The photo's and your story, magnificent and a great piece of education for someone like me who has never visited Italy. Although I was born in Europa (Netherland) is choose different countries for Holiday's and work. It was only after I immigrated and returned after 12 years I realisted the magnificent historical beauty of the "Old Country" It's great to see you having this great adventure, how enriching. I believe you are near the end of your trip there make the most of it and see you back at work. Lia Verbunt
From Blog: Vatican visit
19th June 2012

Hiya Lia
Thank you for your comments Lia. I certainly is an adventure and Im not sure that I would spend so much time away from home again without someone to share my experiences with. Im looking forward to coming back to work. I miss everyone and the normalcy of life as I know it. Take care yourself, see you soon, Cath
From Blog: Vatican visit
16th June 2012
The Honor Roll in marble on the walls of the chapel

Your efforts were rewarded.I too feel proud so thank you.I expect you are cruising now,hope all is well.chow bell a.
From Blog: Finding Rodolfo
16th June 2012
The Honor Roll in marble on the walls of the chapel

Your efforts were rewarded.I too feel proud so thank you.I expect you are cruising now,hope all is well.chow bell a.
From Blog: Finding Rodolfo
19th June 2012
The Honor Roll in marble on the walls of the chapel

Ciao Bella!
Hey Jane! Thanks... we are part of eachother of course, so I know you understand how I feel and how important this is. I hope Mum will be not too disappointed that I havent found any more than this. Hopefully by the next visit we will have an address to work with. When I return to Australia I will write to the archives. It would be wonderful if it was you (or the both of us) who finally is able to make contact with existing family in Italy. Love you heaps, Cath xxxxxxxxxx PS I havent heard or had contact at all with Judy.
From Blog: Finding Rodolfo
13th June 2012

Hi Cathy, I cant sleep thinking about you not sleeping because of this bastard.assuming that he was the thief I.e. The so called massage therapist.he obviously does this for a living and you would not have been his first victim so perhaps he could be lured into doing another massage and nabbed again .the police need to be involved more. How did you get him in the first place. Surely you can give this information to the police for them to follow through.do you have someone with you you could trust to be with you if you lured him back for a second massage. Cut his balls off for me whilst you are at it. This would be risky on your own. But you could threaten to dob him in If he didn't give back your property. That is if you are sure it was him. Could he have done all this stealing while you had your face down? Oh I hope this whole fiasco isn't spoiling your holiday. Write to me if you can.love jane
From Blog: Orvieto
13th June 2012

Catharine we are sorry to hear of you being robbed some people are so low I know how upset you must feel.Try not to let it get in the way of you enjoying the rest of your trip we are all looking forward to seeing lots of photoes and hearing all about the trip from you in person love from all at ILU
From Blog: Devastated
12th June 2012

Im really sorry to hear about the prick who not only abused you but also took your jewellery. I feel devasted for you and so pissed off that this has happened.Have you heard anything from the police about it.would you recognise the arse wipe if you saw him again. Lifes lessons can be tough to bear but we do become wiser for them if nothing else.trust no one it would seem. On a lighter note, Tom says "ruff" and "hurry home mum as Georgia is driving me insane. But I am a good boy and having myself. Oh and I love chasing the chooks away.they know now that this is my town and there is only room for me and emma, I made sure of that" I hope things have picked up for you and you are still enjoying yourself.lots of love the Paynes in the arse and Jane.
From Blog: Devastated
12th June 2012

Congratulations and well done you.A well earned rest for you sleep well.
11th June 2012

catching up on your trip
HI Cathy I have just read all your blog, looks like you are having some wonderful experiences and making great memories. The photos are beautiful, I hope you find the family tree info you are looking for on your grandfather. Enjoy the rest of your stay. lots of love Susie
11th June 2012

Hiya Susie
Thanks Susie, must have taken a while to read it all at once. Not quite finished yet though. Still another two weeks to go. I'm looking forward to relaxing on the cruise. I bet you had a ball in NT. I'm just leaving Orvieto, the lovliest walled-town so far in my opinion. Catching a train to Rome so must go now. Not every day any of us could say that! Love you heaps, chat soon, Cath xxx
10th June 2012

the massage experience i would like to have been there had a giggle to my self you have more courage than me.The cooking classes sound great i love cooking and Italion food and wine Italy of course one of the best places to be if you like food and wine all sounds lovely maybe i will go some where exotic some day, your trip makes mine to Queensland sound very ordinary .all the ilu clients have been enjoying your stories on Italy look forward to your next entry.take care Jan.
10th June 2012

messages from ilu residents hope you are enjoying your holiday looks like you are espesially enjoying the wine David and John said they dont like wine but jan would like to be having one with you Janine Mary Robyn and Pam say hurry back we all miss you we are all in unit 2 reading your entries and looking at the photoes thanks for thinking of us see you soon your friends.
5th June 2012

looks like the cooking class was a hit.love that you could all sit down to eat what you had prepared and no doubt to wash it down with some of the best grapes of the juiced variety.look forward to sharing gnocchi with you when you make it for me....te he! Ciou bell a(I think this is right) love Jane.
From Blog: Making Gnocchi!
5th June 2012

Italy!!
Well it sounds as though you are having a wonderful experience. Have just finished showing the pictures to Geoff and letting him read your very interesting comments. Have you done any more research!?????? No, of course not, you are on holiday and so you should enjoy. I think it is very exciting and I have just shared with my youngest daughter, Martine, who was over there last year - she said it sounds really very exciting and wishes she was back there, too. You must be about half way through your trip - just enjoy every day because it will be home time in no time at all. Sorry!! Talk to you soon - yes did get your email and thank you for the compliment about being great researchers - we try to please. All good wishes, Diane.
From Blog: Study Day

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