Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Tuscany - over the hill

So soon half way into my pregnancy and I feel so much better and it's a gift being able to enjoy life agin to it's full extend.
This is another breath taking mix of what mother nature has given us. I really feel like I'm ready to move from the apartment life and get us a house when having the second child on the way and feeling the freedom one can inly get by being close to trees, flowers and a view.
During our stay, we took the terrane cars and drove around on their land, and we admired the Tuscany landscape which still is raw from the very long winter this year. But M has been coming here many times growing up and also during different seasons and he says that in spring and summer it's mind blowing with flowers, colours and aromas.
The tomatoes are brought here from Portofino, the other place they have and the lovely mother/host of the house specially make sure to have them here during this time, only for the extraordinary taste of them. We had them for almost every meal and for a vegetable lover like me, I still haven't got the perfect blend of firmness, sweetness and consistent out of my mind. The were as close to perfection a tomato can come and reminds me about the tomatoes that are grown outside M's parents house in south of France. They look less perfect, but the taste is beyond. I would live on those if I had them in a garden close to mine.

20 comments:

  1. ...and a little bit boring ;)

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    1. For me it's boring not being able to appreciate simple things in life, like nature. I love the city life, shopping, brands and restaurants if I can also take part of places like this where nothing maters than here and now. I need the mix, different environments to be satisfied and couldn't like with either if I didn't have the other.

      Best,
      stina

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  2. Beautiful pictures and I know nothing beats italian tomatoes, best in the world!!! A superficial question, your nailpolish, which brand/nr?

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  3. your pictures remind me of my last visit to tuscany, which was 6 years ago.
    i was pregnant with my second child and couldn´t enjoy the rides on the strada del vino because i got sick every time, haha. i also couldn´t enjoy the wine which was a pity, but my husband did ;) but i loved the landscape and the view from the house we rented, the silence, nature and food. everything was intense and mind-blowing. thank you for these beautiful pictures!

    xx doro

    www.nowshine.blogspot.com

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    1. Nowshine,

      Exactly, no lovely wine for me, only small sips here and there and no cocktails buhu ...

      I love these sort of natures also, even though it's much more pretty during summer when all the flowers are in bloom and you can use one of many pools ... But this type also has it's charm. You could see that the spring and summer is on it's way, and that's so remarkable!

      Thank you for sharing!

      Best,
      stina

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  4. It's so odd to see Tuscany so bare, I've only ever been in summer.
    I missed your announcement, congrats to both of you!

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  5. Tänk att du hann ditt förre mig...pappa

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    1. Ja, Pappa, du har tagit oss till många platser, men inte hit. puss

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  6. Unfortunately staying in bed with a severe migraine and surfing the whole time isn´t such a great idea, but i truly adore your blog and it made me forget the pain in my head...to be honest for 2 hours;)
    I went to Tuscany when i was 10 with my parents and my little brother, it was during the summer holiday and we rented a nice old villa with a pool. I will never forget those lovely days in the mild climate where my brother learnt swimming and where myself learnt to love Italy....
    I think you made the best out of this springish weather;)Hope, you will be there in the summer and eat and drink and just enjoy the "Dolce vita", maybe listening to Eros Ramazotti;)
    Lots of love from the sofa...
    Lena

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    1. I'm grateful to have such a nice reader! Hope your migraine is better and that the memories of Italy will bring you back one day!

      Get well!
      Stina

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  7. Gleder meg veldig til våren skal komme (i Italia) - den er på vei, der jeg bor, med magnolia trær som blomstrer samt mimosa trær, de gule som lukter himmelsk godt.

    Håper du får kommet deg dit igjen, f.eks. mai - med valmue blomstringen
    Fine bilder :)

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  8. Yes it's "peace of mind" your beautiful pictures, I also need to mix nature with cities and all.... how can we leave without these calm from time to which brings so much . I also appreciate it very much, I even think and feel in another way at that time into these places.... XXX

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    1. Absolutely and we need both to reach the sort of tranquility that is necessary from time to time!

      Hugs,
      stina

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  9. I love Tuscany! I lived there last spring and it was sooo beautiful. Thank you for sharing your pics, so beautiful all of them!

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  10. Vad härliga bilder verkligen! De får mig att längta till Italien som har fångat mitt hjärta, både jag och min syster har bott i Rom och Florens. Ett resmål jag starkt rekommenderar i Italien är Sicilien, där om något går ens smaklökar bananas. De godaste tomaterna jag någonsin ätit var där och det bara vattnas i munnen på tanken. Skulle inte vara fel nu när jag äter raw food heller att ha tillgång till lokalt producerade smakrika tomater dagligen. :) För övrigt älskar jag din blogg och har följt den ett bra tag. Du är en härlig inspiration!

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  11. Oh, vilka underbara bilder. Så fina och naturen/landskapet verkar ha så många uttryck. Får nog bli en resa dit i framtiden. Gillar alla fina klädkombinationer du bjudit på på sistone också. Så kul att se. MVH Laila

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  12. Vilka härliga bilder och vad skönt att du mår bättre :) . Kram Linda

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