'What is life but a series of inspired follies?' George Bernard Shaw, Pygmalion
Monday, 18 July 2016
Holidays in Sorrento and a Birthday Outing
Arrived back on Saturday from a week in Sorrento. Let Kate have a say in our choice of holiday this year as she's worked so hard on GCSEs and she chose Italy. It was bit hot for us really so plans for sightseeing trips to Capri and Pompeii were abandoned. But it was lovely just lazing around, sitting in the shade reading, eating nice food and admiring the views. One of my main inspirations for returning here after a previous trip Paul and I made in 1991 was this picture of me drinking a cocktail on the balcony of our hotel and watching the sun go down over the Bay of Naples. So recreated the pose 25 years later. Pictures were taken by Kate on her phone - I love the sunset one.
Sorrento 2016 - older but not much wiser
View of Vesuvius from our apartment
Sorrento at night
We're back home now and though it's the school holidays, we'll be busy as house move is happening in early August. But have taken today off - it's my birthday and the sun is shining. We've been for a walk around the Great Orme in Llandudno (well a bit of it - too hot again as we seem to have brought the sun home with us). Then we went to Bodysgallen Hall for afternoon tea and a walk round the gardens. A lovely day out though feeling a little full now after all that cake.