Five years ago, the Man and I spent a lovely month in Lucca. All we did there was discover new trattorias, eat out for lunch and dinner, drink wine and walk the streets of ancient Lucca during the hours when it was less hot. We needed those weeks to recover from a very emotional period (a lost first pregnancy, Man’s father and mother terminally ill and other heartbreaking stuff). During those weeks I bought this summer dress. Back home, the amount of days warm enough to wear it is sparse. Today however temperature is Lucca high and my little niece celebrates turning ten. A perfect day for wearing this dress. I gained a lot since buying the dress. My life now includes a Daughter. Looking at myself in the mirror this morning I realised life is good today.

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