12 – Connecting to a place

The eagle-eyed amongst you will have noticed that there was no blog from either Pat or myself last weekend. Why? We were in Venice for a long weekend. Venice has been on my to-do list for a very long time and despite the wet (it rained for most of the time we were there) I fell in love with the place. There was an atmosphere that was amazing. Having no cars, no bikes just boats and feet really made the place feel magical. I didn’t want to leave.

I’ve had a connection to a couple of places while I’ve been travelling – interestingly, Lindfield the village I lived in for a while in England (and for my Sydney readers, Lindfield in Sydney is named after this village). I really connected to Crete; there was something about the feel of the place that I really loved – perhaps being by the sea? And now Venice.

This did remind me of my blog a few weeks back about how to make a place a home and I heard a great quote this week – “home is where you become yourself” and I think that perhaps the things I’ve liked most about Venice and Crete was my ability to just relax and decompress and be a little bit more like myself (or the less anxious version of me).

Here are some photos from my time in Venice (if you click on them they will open in a larger screen). Remember to look at my shared blog with Pat which is about our time in Venice – http://deliaandpatblog.patbell.co.uk/

Until next time

One Reply to “12 – Connecting to a place”

  1. Venice one of my favourite cities. I went twice in quick succession a while ago now- last century!
    I would have been very tempted to fly out and meet you there.

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