To those struggling in small flats. I know the feeling. I was locked up for eleven weeks in an 80sqm space. With my family of four. How did I cope during those weeks. Considering we were not allowed out to walk outside? I didn’t cope it was depressing on all fronts. It was only due to my faith as a Christian and family I got through it.

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My daughter sitting at Villa Reale today.

Why Italy During Covid 19

Italy suffered the most and it is for this reason I chose to leave Andorra after lockdown and head to Italy. I stayed in Venice for a month which was amazing. I then went to Florence which was wonderful too.

Then I chose Fattoria Mansi Bernardini here in Lucca Tuscany.

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Buon Visi Villa at Fattoria Mansi Bernardini Lucca Tuscany. Full of roses which I adore.

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Bernardini Villa at Fattoria Mansi Bernardini Lucca Tuscany which I love exploring the gardens.

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Nature Therapy

Nature is powerful during life. It is where we all come from after all, dust. Here in Lucca Tuscany, I have never stayed in such a stunning and therapeutic location. Every day throughout the day the colours of the trees, leaves are gorgeous. The richness of theses gardens is so relaxing.

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Each morning I walk and just thank God for where I am during covid 19. I touch, smell and absorb nature it has helped me immensley for sleeping.

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My kitchen view of Casa Maria. Each day I love peering out whilst cooking.

Fattoria Mansi Bernardini Lucca Tuscany (2) Vineyards

I have access to vineyards and wine whenever I choose. Love to explore and see the richness of the greens in Tuscany.

Villa Reale

Just 10min drive down the road I have access to Villa Reale. My family and I love sitting in the Estate exploring all of their roses.

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I have never been surrounded by roses as much as I am right now.

Whilst asleep I choose to have the petals next to my head. For me, during this unknown world, I need nature to remind me that there is hope. Roses are resilient plants. The natural odour smell is such a healer.

candles and roses

I am a big lover of scented candles, this one is made in Italy. The core smell is amber. If you can create your own rose garden table next to your bedside. Then do so. Buy a candle you love and do whatever you can to rest your mind.

The Five Senses

I am always surrounded by materialism, deprived myself of nature. During this pandemic like most, I have made every effort to be where I am.

Don’t sit still, fight for your life during covid 19 make the changes and live.

I have starved myself from using my five senses over the years.  Due to the radical lifestyle change, my mental health and wellbeing has never been so strong.

When I am strong I am there to guide and inspire others.

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My daughter gets anxious during to covid 19. When she is surrounded by nature she is more than fine.

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I encourage her to lie in the grass and smell nature. Let go of the digital world and learn what God has created.

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God’s Rainbow Promise

This morning, as I walked on the Estate in front of me, was a rainbow. God’s promise to us all that he is in control during this pandemic and that the world will not be destroyed.

Faith is in the hope you can not see.

Lucca Italy 2020 rainbow