In my kitchen I have had a book on display the past weeks, Venice and Food by Sally Spector. Every morning when I make my breakfast this book is there with it's beautiful watercolours to greet me, every afternoon when I prepare dinner my mind flies to Venice, it's fish market, the pizza baker who made the very best pizza, the small restaurant on the fondamenta in Morano where we ate risotto alla fruiti del mare with a taste I am unable to find words to describe.....
Yesterday when I came home from work and started to prepare dinner the sight of this book made me smile extra broad - I have booked new tickets to take mw to my beloved city :-)
And my travel this time is special exciting. I will fly down to Salzburg in Austria in February. There I will meet my good friend Dagmar and I am invited to stay on her farm to work on a book I am writing. During the stay we'll take the train down to Venice, and I have booked Nati House; http://www.archirent.it/Nati's_House/Nati's_House_n/Sito_ENG/Index_n.html for a week. During the carneval!
So right now I am dreaming about Venice, both day and night. I am collecting books about Venice and read of this enchanting city before going to sleep every night. while I eat my breakfast, on the bus on my way to work, in the afternoons, whenever there are a spare minute :-) And I have discovered that there are a neverending amount of books about this "one in the world" city.