After a long break I am back in action, thanks to a good friend whose enthusiasm for her newly published blog woke me up from my sleep, and also the simple question an anonymous person left in my last entry: Why don’t you continue?
To be honest, I have no good reason why I had such a long break, other than that it can be lonely in cyber space. But I’m back, and I will keep at it for as long as I think it’s fun!
A lot has happened since my last entry: I’m yet again seeing date # 3. We are slowly getting to know each other and things are going well. We have led very different lives up until now, which can be challenging, but learning about and accepting each other will make us stronger.
I have also been on a couple of trips since July, travel bum as I am! First, I took my mum to Rome for a nice long weekend. While the weather at home was freezing cold, we enjoyed the sunshine in the Vatican gardens. Rome is one of my favourite cities and it was so exciting to show my mum all the sights she had only seen on tv or read about in books! We stayed at the same hotel I used back in July, Hotel Julia in via Rasella 29 (Tel. 06 488 1637, email@example.com). This is a reasonably priced hotel just 5 minutes from the Trevi fountain and about 10 minutes from the Spanish steps – in other words PERFECT for sightseeing.
The hotel also recommended a local restaurant about three minutes down the road that had absolutely delicious Italian food, as you would imagine an Italian mama making it. We ate there three times in four days…
Here is a collection of photographs from the trip- Enjoy!
These last two photographs were taken when I was in Rome back in June. As you can see, there is only natural light in the Pantheon – and it looks much cooler!
This is my favourite statue in Rome, though I can never remember what it is called…: