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No, no Napoli!

What a contrast. The guidebook says Naples is unlike anywhere else in Italy. And it is dead right. Within a few minutes I knew this was a once in a life time visit. And I don’t mean that in a … Continue reading

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Our Island Adventure

On the spur of the moment we decided to shoot off to Capri for 2 nights – catching the ferry from Sorrento and with the plan of catching the ferry from Capri to Naples on Saturday. This was to be … Continue reading

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The Mosman of Pompeii

One of the joys of travelling is seeing breathtaking scenery. The view of the Bay of Naples from Villa Communale at Sorrento, for instance, I find deeply moving. There are few things I enjoy more than having a coffee while … Continue reading

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Downhill World

I loved the magical faraway tree when I was a kid. In fact I’m sure it had a profound influence on me wanting to live in England. I used to love imagining worlds that could appear at the top of … Continue reading

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Hooray for Pompeii!

It was an absolutely perfect day for visiting (or in my case revisiting) Pompeii.  And I can confirm that it is still the best European tourist site I have ever seen.  And I have seen a lot of fantastic places. … Continue reading

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Failing to shop in Sorrento

We didn’t make a very early start today as I relied on the clock in my ebook which has unexpectedly stuck faithfully to UK time and therefore I was an hour late and missed breakfast and confused Dad. We had … Continue reading

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Oh no, not again

Carol the taxi driver turned up right on the dot of 12pm and Dad and I set out for our first holiday ever together, just the two of us.  Our chosen destination was Sorrento, based on a wonderful holiday Gary … Continue reading

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Words of remembrance

This is Mirinda’s eulogy for Claire, which she read at the funeral today As a mother we couldn’t have asked for a better or a kinder one. Mum believed in us unfailingly – and always supported our activities and plans … Continue reading

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The Dubliners?

I am in a dilemma. I have recently been headhunted for a role in to be Dean of the law school that trains all the barristers in a certain small wet celtic nation. I was very interested when they called, … Continue reading

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Death of the chocolate cake

UsinUk fans mayn’t be aware that every fortnight I attend a guitar lesson, and have been doing so for the last two years. I am no good at all, but that is no reflection on my teacher who is fab. … Continue reading

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