Sunday, 28 July 2013

I Did It!

Some of you will know I was a little nervous about this holiday. But I'm pleased to say I DID IT! I survived the hustle & bustle of the airports, the 3 hour flights, temperatures that hit 30 degrees plus and yes, even Mark on all-inclusive G&T's every night. 

And all on only 2 sprays of the old 'angina bottle', which for some strange reason I needed 2 days into the holiday whilst sat down in the restaurant being served delicious pasta. Probably the excitement of realising that I really didn't have to lift a finger all week!

We had the most lovely week doing not very much apart from taking it easy. Days were spent by the pool and evenings were spent slowly meandering around the streets of Sorrento.  We moved only to eat the most delicious food accompanied by equally delicious wine. Quite tame by some of our previous holiday standards, but just perfect for us all this year. 

As much as we would have liked to, we didn't venture out on any trips. Capri, Vesuvius and Pompeii would have been top of my list. But having seen some of the more fit and healthy holiday makers return from their days out in a near state of collapse, we decided not to risk it.

What we have agreed though is that we will definitely return in years to come when it's just the two of us and we will choose a slightly cooler time of year so that we can do more sightseeing.

I've posted a few photos for you to have a look at. Hope you enjoy them. 

Our days started with breakfast in the restaurant
Followed by a spot of sunbathing

And a cooling dip in the pool

We ate Italian ice-cream

And when we needed shade we retired to the patio restaurant for freshly made pizza and barbequed meat and fish (we were a bit early, they'd not started cooking)

There was plenty of fresh salad to choose from
Followed by yummy cakes, fruit and ice cream

Some mornings we took the courtesy bus into Sorrento which is full of narrow little streets, all with restaurants ...

...and shops selling leather goods, lace and their famous limoncello liqueur and lemon soaps.

We had a pre-dinner drink in the bar
And a post-dinner drink on the veranda
We headed to the top floor of the hotel for a view of Vesuvius, just about visible through the haze
Then into Sorrento to soak up the atmosphere at night
We became tourists, taking the horse and carriage ride courtesy of Roberto,(the horse)
And Thomas shook the invisible man's hand
Before we headed back to our hotel
To fall asleep
All in all, we had a great time in Sorrento



  1. See? There was nothing to worry about after all and it looks like a wonderful time was had by all. We did the Amalfi coast a few years ago in March. It was warm most days even then but yes, very comfortable for day trips and sightseeing.

  2. I know. My last hurdle successfully accomplished! We will definitely go back at some point. It was one of the nicest holidays we've ever had. xx