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Verona and Venice, my surprising winter sunshine.

I don't know about you but I am so over January. I know its the 26th and I know I shouldn't wish my days away but seriously, this has been the longest month I think I've ever endured. Not only are we all tightening our belts but our belts are appearing literally tighter following the festive period.
By now, I've normally booked some Winter sun or at least a little city break to give me a focus and a reason to save some pennies rather than fund my gin habit. But no, for now no one has offered to whisk me away nor has any one accepted my constant nagging about booking a break ( but I'm sure I'm wearing them down ). 
The gloominess of the last week or two has had me delving into images of the past years city breaks and beachy adventures and reminiscing over amazing memories created in 2017. Most surprising and breathtaking of them all was Italy, Dec 2017. 
Visiting both Verona and Venice just before Christmas not only offered the most glorious sunshine I've ever…
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