Last week flew by for me because I was only in work for three days before jetting off to Italy with my little travel buddy Hannah.
We had such an amazing time filled with food, drink and visiting all the beautiful Italian architecture. I even re-downloaded Instagram for the occasion (more on that in a post next week) so head on over there to have a look at what we got up to.
1. Banana Bread
Once again, this week I found myself making another banana bread in time for watching bake-off (basically just an excuse to eat cake!) For some reason, I buy enough bananas each week to feed a small family, so they always end up going a bit brown, and they only thing to do then is to make a delicious banana bread each week – at least I know the recipe off by heart now (I use the Mary Berry one if you’re wondering…)
This last couple of weeks, the temperature has massively dropped in the UK, which has given me the perfect excuse to light an abundance of candles in the lounge. My favourite one at the moment was a birthday present from my lovely friend Laura which is rose flavoured and smells like Turkish Delight!
I couldn’t write about my week last week without mentioning my trip to Italy with Hannah. We flew to Rome very early Thursday morning and made our way to the Air BNB we were staying in which was in the Trastevere area of Rome, which, if you’re visiting, I would highly recommend staying in. The food was amazing, the drinks were flowing, and the company was the best.
After we had spent a couple of days in Rome, we went to Florence on the train. I was surprised as to how different Florence is to Rome (much more Gothic, rich and grand) and the vibe was a total contrast. We stayed about 10 minutes walk from the centre which was the perfect distance to wander the streets.
We had one night and day in Florence before moving to our last destination of Pisa. Pisa was a lot smaller than both of the other cities and much quieter. We had almost a full day there and managed to see all of the sites within about three hours, which shows the size of it. We finished the trip off with a delicious meal and a couple of glasses of wine before our flight home.
6. Air BNB
I’ve stayed in my fair share of Air BNBs over the years, but I wanted to mention the three that we stayed in in Italy. The first was in a really cool area of Rome, the second was an incredibly trendy loft, and the third was bigger than my first flat. All the hosts were so helpful and one even picked us up from the train station and dropped us at the airport the next day. I would always recommend staying in an Air BNB over a hotel because you get the extra space and experience the city like the locals do.