It has been a very long time since the world could be so simply divided economically. But then, some of the sights we saw today have been around for a very long time. Continue reading
Admittedly, it is a rougher charm than what we found on the Cotswolds, but our arrival in Penzance today seems to bode well. Continue reading
How lucky we are in our UK friends. Yesterday we visited Liz and Bernard, and sat in their lovely garden on a warm summer day. Bernard was Best Man at our wedding in Edinburgh, and he remains one of the best men we know today. Liz is his equal in loveliness, and our time together is always too short.
Yesterday we went adenturing in Sussex with great friends June and Alan. The day was gorgeous, the company was ideal and the sights were storybook England. Continue reading
What a great day we had. This beautiful sparkling day was the date of the Pride in London parade, and it seemed like the whole city and all its tourists came out to celebrate. Continue reading
We flew from Milan to London today, along with a horde (I believe that is the proper collective noun) of British youth returning from their Italian holiday. My heart sunk as they piled in front of us on the plane, but – as I told one of their keepers later – they were surprisingly well-behaved during our two-hour delay for a two hour flight. And then there was the long line through passport control, but finally we arrived in London!!
In our case, it was the last lunch in Italy that we celebrated today. With almost 90 days spent here, it’s time to leave before our welcome is worn out. Continue reading
It seemed like such a good idea at the time. We are here in Milan, less than two hours by train from the new Christo installation, and it seemed meant to be.
The location is a bit out of the way, so the Italian authorities expect only about 400,000 people to come for the 16-day event. Perhaps they were off by one zero. Or maybe it was just that 350,000 of them thought today was the best choice for a visit. Continue reading
We have arrived at our final destination – the fashion and financial capital of Italy. What a change it is to be in a large modern city, where tourists aren’t the driver of the economy. Continue reading
Our last day on Lake Como was spent in some sunshine and no rain, which made the town of Varenna even more picturesque. Continue reading