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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

photostory friday: mr and mrs scrappy's big adventure: by the numbers


number of countries visited (or passed through): 5

number of miles travelled: 40,501

number of miles walked in rome and london: amilliongajaillionbazillion

modes of transportation used: 6

number of photos taken: 1768 (wanna see them all now?)

pairs of shoes purchased (mostly italian): 5

pairs of new boots purchased: ONE

number of blog friends that are now REAL LIVE friends: TWO

number of italian espressos imbibed: not enough

amount of second hand smoke inhaled on the streets of rome: enough to last me a life-time

number of gorgeous italian men i wanted to take home: all of them

number of memories created: countless

and now for a few of my favourite photos: (in no particular order)

wonderful whitstable, where this lovely blogger lives

mount vesuvius. no words needed here

this is a very old sign near the entrance to st peter's
i'm assuming it's designed to notify tourists of the clothing standard.
from this sign, i would assume that topless boys, broken arms, broken legs and lederhosen are not ok

sunset at whitstable. we very much heart whitstable

see all the tiny people at the top of the dome (of st peters) we were up there!

and this is how you get there
not for the faint-hearted, those inclined towards vertigo, the unfit, plus-size or anyone with a thing against steps, circular stairwells and curved walls

for one euro, you can pose with a sweaty 'gladiator' and he can pretend to slit your throat
so why wouldn't you?

i just love this pic. me and my sis on parliament bridge in london

the most lovely peaches. she belongs to the blogger mentioned in the first pic
i taught her how to do that...

how to get the best pizza in all of napoli?

kiss the cook!!!

pompei: abbey road styles

the wonderfully wacky auntiegwen: bless
this lovely blogger made an almost 12 hour round trip JUST to have dinner with us
not bad for someone who says 'everything about london scares the BAJEEZES out of me!"

last i saw of her was when we put her on the wrong tube on the underground (haven't heard from her since!!!)

my favourite roman ruin. what's left of a column at marcello's theatre in the jewish ghetto.
i took at leat 27 photos of this column from every angle at every time of day

19 euro dress
29 euro boots
i heart roman shopping

rome at dusk on one of our many night walks

london eye

PhotoStory Friday
Hosted by Cecily and Carissa



Margot said...

utterly fabulous photos, Sue. love what you taught Peaches (you naughty girl you), hee hee. Look forward to seeing more on the blog and in person (but not, perhaps, all 1768 in one sitting)!

Roxane said...

Oh my goodness! What fantastic pictures, that pizza made me especially hungry!

Anne said...

Those pictures are amazing!!! You're making me miss Rome - I would LOVE to go back there someday!

Sharlene Meyer said...

What great pics Sue! Love the Rome at Dusk pic especially. Looks like you had a great time.

Cecily R said...

Holy crud monkeys make me so stinkin' JEALOUS with all of your fabulous travelling!!! WOnderful pictures. The trip sounds fantastic!!!!

Chris said...

My life is so dull.

Tiaras said...

ah - incredibly jealous! The Shopping - oh the glorious shopping - but you didn't mention the gelato?? Did you not have any??

(I am going to the po tomorrow!)

KK said...

Gorgeous, I'm definitely hiding in your suitcase next time!

mandyb said...

wow i wanna come on holiday with you next time... it looks so fun... love all the shots- welcome home

Sass E-mum said...

Thank you for creating such a special bond with Peaches. I don't think I could have taught her that on m own...

I heart that you heart whitstable.

Maggie May said...

Loved your statistics!
Your photos were really lovely and your script informative. I felt I'd gone with you!

Nuts in May

auntiegwen said...

I am alive and well ! So incredibly pleased to have met you, loved the pics, loved the boots and love you xxx

JOh said...

Great to hear you had a wonderful time Sue! Loved the photos, the few we have seen so far!
Loved the one of you kissing the pizza chef! Peaches is sooo cute! Love the 29 Euro boots!

Sweet Annabelle said...

Wow! Thanks for the photo trip! Your time away looks like it was wonderful!

kaye said...

That was a whirlwind tour. I'm tired--bring me a lemonade :)

no really that was a fun post. If you want to wander down my road I’m home.

Elaine A. said...

I'm sure this is just a glimpse into your fabulous trip. And what a wonderful glimpse it is. Love these photos!!

Heidi said...

Thanks for letting me go on this trip with you! I loved all of your photos! And I hope you hear from your bloggy friend soon.
glad your trip was fun. And what a creative way to post about it! Love the numbers!
If you'd like to stop by my blog I'm at Cake Crumbs.

Emily said...

Fabulous shots! We walked up several of those steep, round, high staircases on our Italian trip as well...they were freaky but always worth it when you got to the top!

Grand Pooba said...

that is one hot outfit! Love the boots! And I just can't get over that sign. Guess if you only have one leg you can't go there lol!

Reluctant Housewife said...

OMG! I just got a comment from you in my email... We were reading each other's blog at the EXACT SAME TIME. Whee!

Love the pictures, Sue! You're gorgeous! I love the dress and the boots. It looks like you had a great time.

My only question is - those stairs. How do people get back down? Do you have to pass other people or is there another staircase for going down?

Working Mum said...

Fantastic! Your enthusiasm is infectious.

And I bet Sass e-mum is so pleased you taught Peaches to do that!

Kristi Smith said...

Great photos! I am still so jealous! Love your dress and boots!!! Looks like a fab time!!! Can't wait to see more.

Elizabeth said...

I bet you are so much fun to travel with. I want to go with you next time! (Or you just come HERE!)

Anonymous said...


That's quite a lot of miles you walked! :)

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

Sounds like a fantastic trip!

Vic said...

This is a really neat way to sum up what looks to be an awesome trip! Looks like fun... Great photos.

One Sassy Girl said...

I love love love to travel and this post just helped me travel a little from my own apartment! And I just love how cute you dress to travel. The boot/dress combo is h-o-t.

Carolyn Ford said...

Wonderful photo trip! You just saved me a bundle of $$$. Great photography too!

blueviolet said...

You are doing it right!

Cafe Mommy - said...

Thanks for sharing the photos. Great shots...roman shopping my looked great! And the stairwell..made me dizzy! Looks like you found some amore and great food in Roma. Como va?

imbeingheldhostage said...

Wow, could it get any more fabulous than this? Fantastic photos, I do have to say, you should've saved the lederhosen/broken arms and legs comment for nearer the end because I had to compose myself before I could read on :-)
I was SO close to you-- I think I missed you in London by one day.

Jaina said...

Absolutely fabulous!!! I may have to ask you about must sees if we end up going to Europe for the honeymoon!