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My Golden Girls in Italy

There is a lyric in the new Ed Sheeran song, Castle on the Hill…
But these people raised me
And I can’t wait to go home

I just returned from a trip to Italy with my “these people”. These gorgeous people.

They raised me.

To be crystal clear, I am aware that it was my family that raised me (thanks Mom and Dad :-) )

But these girls, these women, these amazing humans; were and are a huge part of the person I have become.

We have all known each other for over 35 years. We grew up in small-town New England. 180 kids in our graduating class. People have come and gone from my life, but these lovelies, I can’t seem to shake. They have seen me at my absolute worst and my glowing best, and every step in between.

To make use of a completely overused an inappropriately used word – our trip was amazing. I was amazed daily and hourly. We laughed and we cried. We ate and we drank. We talked about the past and the future. We spent long hours in the car, on hikes, and in search of bathrooms. Oh and we were in ITALY! Bellissimo.

Did I mention we laughed? One of T’s very young coworkers remarked upon hearing we were coming, “Oh it’s just like the Golden Girls!” Bless her heart. T nearly killed her, but we fully embraced it after nearly peeing our pants (let’s find a bathroom!) hearing the story about it. We are now the GG’s.

And on and on. These women know my soul and I feel so fortunate to have them in my life.

 

We travelled from Vicenza to the Cinqueterre then to Bellagio on Lake Como, and to Venice. More on our #ItalianGNO adventure to come! A Domani.

 

 

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Step right up to Circus 1903 – Review and Discount

We went to see the Circus last night at the theatre. Yes, you read that right. The theatre with a circus.

Circus 1903 is at the Wang Theatre in Boston through the weekend (March 8-12).

It was so much fun. It was America’s Got talent with an old-timey feel. There was everything you’d expect to see at a circus: acrobats, contortionists, jugglers, aerialists, high wire, and more. And even elephants! They were puppets, but so well done that there were moments I forgot they weren’t real. Gorgeous artistry and puppetry.

It was a roller coaster of emotions. At times I wasn’t even able to look because I thought someone would fall (and they did!!). Other times, I couldn’t look away. The aerialist on the hoop was one of the most beautiful acts I have ever seen. I had no idea I would be so moved by it. And laughter, the Ringmaster wove everything together seamlessly and with some giggles (admittedly some were provided by my own kid).

I took my three children aged 10, 8, 6. All of them sat through the whole thing with only the littlest getting a bit antsy. It was just over two hours long with a 20 minute intermission. I think it’s also appropriate to go with no kids! It’s good fun.

Naturally, if there was audience participation, my family would be involved…

Tickets…http://www.circus1903.com/tickets

Discounts…Save 25% on tickets to see CIRCUS 1903 – The Golden Age of Circus at the Boch Wang Theatre!  Visit  http://www.bochcenter.org/buy/show-listing/circus-1903  and enter code MOMS to buy your discounted tickets.  Discount applies to all performances, while supplies last. Valid on all levels, excluding Orchestra Pit.

 More info…http://www.circus1903.com/

 

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CIRCUS 1903 – The Golden Age of Circus comes to Boston (Giveaway!)

Step right up! Step right up! – A Giveaway.

CIRCUS 1903 – The Golden Age of Circus will have its East Coast premiere at the Wang Theatre from March 8-12th.

The producers of the world’s biggest magic show, The Illusionists have teamed up with the award-winning puppeteers from War Horse to present a thrilling turn of the century circus spectacular – CIRCUS 1903 – The Golden Age of Circus

Sensational puppetry puts Elephants (Yep, that picture on the bottom of the post is a PUPPET!) back in the ring as never seen before along with a huge cast of the most unique, amazing and dangerous circus acts from all four corners of the world, from strong men to contortionists, acrobats to musicians, knife throwers, high wire and much more! Discover the golden age of circus at the Wang Theatre as CIRCUS 1903 – The Golden Age of Circus sets to captivate audiences of all ages.



This turn-of-the-century circus spectacular has all the thrill and daredevil entertainment one would expect from the circus, with an exciting new twist. CIRCUS 1903 is set in an extraordinary and decadent circus tent: Act 1 is in front of the circus with trucks, props and rigging; Act 2 features the tent, flagpoles and rigging being raised into the roof of the theater.

Win 4 tickets to the show on Wednesday, March 8 at 7:00 pm!

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You can also use the coupon code to save 25% on tickets to see CIRCUS 1903 – The Golden Age of Circus  at the Boch Wang Theatre!  Visit  http://www.bochcenter.org/buy/show-listing/circus-1903  and enter code MOMS to buy your discounted tickets.  Discount applies to all performances, while supplies last. Valid on all levels, excluding Orchestra Pit.

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Cute Dog Alert! #jojothedoodle

Cute Dog Alert! #jojothedoodle

Cute Dog Alert! #jojothedoodle

Today is heavy. Sandy hook. Aleppo. Trump’s shenanigans. Does anyone need a Doodle in a Santa hat? I know I do :-) #jojothedoodle #dogsofinstgram

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Happy dog! #jojothedoodle #dogsofinstagram #puppylove

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#RedSoxMoms updates and happenings

Del’s Lemonade!

  • Del’s is currently serving their lemon (classic) and watermelon flavors at Fenway Park. This is the first year it is being served at the ballpark and is available at 3 locations – Yawkey Way next to Gate D, Kids  concourse and the 4th level pavilion on the 1st base line. Del’s is also served in the seats.

Red Sox Promos!

Hashtag: #SoxPromos

  • Tuesday, September 13 – Fan Vote T–shirt: First 15,000 fans in attendance
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  • Wednesday, September 14 – Bruins Night (Special Ticket): Get ready for the Bruins season and show your pride for Boston sports with our first ever Bruins Night at Fenway Park on Wednesday, September 14 when the Red Sox face the Orioles. Fans who purchase tickets through this special offer will receive a Red Sox and Bruins co-branded t-shirt. Join us early for a special pre-game ceremony honoring the Bruins on the eve of their 2016-17 season and celebrating the September opening of their new practice facility in Brighton where the team’s rookie and full training camps will be held. Full Details: http://m.mlb.com/bos/tickets/info/bruins-night; bruinsnight

Red Sox Showcase Locations!

Full details: http://boston.redsox.mlb.com/bos/fan_forum/mobile-showcase/

Hashtag: #SoxShowcase

  • Monday, September 5  NH Fisher Cats vs. Portland Sea Dogs at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium (Manchester, NH)
  • Friday, September 9  Lawn on D (South Boston)
  • Saturday, September 10  Riverfest 2016 at Baxter Riverfront Park (Somerville, MA)
  • Friday, September 16  Hamden Town Center Park (Hamden, CT)
  • SaturdaySeptember 17  Red Sox vs. Yankees at Fenway Park
  • Saturday, September 24  Central MA Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes (Worcester, MA)
  • Sunday, September 25  Faneuil Hall (Boston)

Baseball in September is the best!

#RedSoxMoms #ad

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Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day, and do or make something good today wouldya?!

Thank you for reading and for supporting the brands and companies I partner with, which allows me to create more content for you. As always, all opinions are my own, yo.  

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Thanks for reading and remember to subscribe to the ViolaCay loveletter.  (Okay, it’s a newsletter but doesn’t that sound nicer?)

Disclosure: This post (and my sharing on social media) was inspired by my participation in the #redsoxmoms program.

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