I've been taking a short break from blogging over the summer holidays but thought it was time I dropped back in and updated the blog with what's been happening in my world of late!
Hubby and I have just returned from a week on the beautiful island of Sicily. Our first visit there but hopefully not our last. My late aunt used to spend a lot of time there and I heard her talking about it throughout my childhood and beyond. I have inherited several pieces of pottery, glass and jewellery that she bought there over the years. It is somewhere I have wanted to visit for a while, especially since she died. Anyway, I finally made it! I only spent a week there but I can certainly see why she loved it so much. Here are just a view images.
|standing on a volcano is spectacular!|
|Greek theatre - we watched an opera here one evening|
|the beautiful sea|
|sometimes you felt on top of the world!|
|a little wine tasting was involved!|
|the colour of the sea was amazing|
I've also had two lots of friends staying. It was lovely to catch up with them and hear all their news. It also means we tend to go out and visit places near us that we don't often go! Sometimes easy to miss the things on our own doorstep!
|Gunwalloe Cove - Poldark country!|
I went to Plymouth for a couple of days to see the spectacular firework display they hold there. We also had time for a visit to the Plymouth Gin Distillery!
|so many different bottles!|
|these particularly caught my eye - can you tell why?!|
We also took a short family trip to London, which was wonderful and very tiring! Lots of walking and sightseeing, but great fun.
I have been writing and have managed to add words to my current manuscript. The first draft is coming along nicely. Hope to get more done before I go back to the day job in just under two weeks time.
So, that's my summer in a nutshell! What has everyone been up to? I'll try and visit some blogs this week and find out.