Monday, November 30, 2015

NaBloPoMo Wrap-Up

Amazingly enough, I have made it. NaBloPoMo triumph, for the first time in three years.

Unfortunately November 30 falls on Cyber Monday this year, and I've been consumed today with starting my Christmas shopping and decluttering/decorating my house instead of blogging. I was going to conclude the month with a "Things I Learned" post, but I'm just not feeling it. And I could put up a traditional Monday gratitude post...but I just did a 100-item gratitude list less than a week ago.

So...the anticlimactic ending to my month of blogging is, I'm afraid, one of those cheater "I did it" posts, without much substance. I'm going to add a lovely coffee photo, because it doesn't really fit with any of my Italy posts and doesn't merit a post all its own, but it needs to be shared:


On the day we left Naples, we checked out of our B&B too early to get breakfast there, so we grabbed coffee and pastries at the train station. I learned that gianduia basically means Nutella (chocolate + hazelnut) and is *delicious* as a cappuccino flavor. Yes please.

I have no idea who out there is enjoying my Italy posts and who is just wishing I would shut up about it already...but I was kidding myself to think 31 posts would suffice. I haven't even gotten to Florence yet, and we spent the most time there!

So the pace is about to slow up quite a bit with the usual December craziness, but I hope to finish up the Italy travelogue in the next month. Still to come: the typical Florence highlights (Galleria degli Uffizi, the Duomo, the Accademia, Piazzale Michelangelo, Palazzo Vecchio) and a wine and food tour in the Chianti region--plus lots more gorgeous churches and some reflections on that. Thanks for reading along--and if you're sick to death of Italy, check back in January :)

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