We've been to Italy
We've eaten pizza on beautiful terraces
overlooking little piazzas
We stayed on the shores of Lake Garda
(not in the building above!)
where we swam in the warm lake every day.
We visited Verona,
that fair city where two star-cross'd lovers took their life.
and spent the evening at the most amazing Roman amphitheatre
where we saw an outdoor performance of Verdi's Nabucco.
I've never been to the opera before - it was an amazing spectacle.
But mostly we lazed around on the lakeside reading and relaxing.
I think I may have also eaten my body weight in ice cream over the week...
Although some people managed to drink their body weight in beer...
I was impressed because I couldn't even lift the glass!
It has been a wonderful relaxing holiday.
The boys looked after everything while we were away and the house was clean and tidy.
Jacob and his girlfriend even baked us a cake for our return.
Despite the laundry mountain, the autumnal weather and the rather desperate need to diet
it is good to be home!