Amalfi boat rental, WHAT fun!!!

This week (June) Amalfi is busy, to say the least. Full to bursting would be more precise. We 3,000 residents welcome perhaps “welcome” 30k visitors per day, usually in the peak months of July and August whereas this year the rush started in March and shows no sign of letting up. Some family members cameContinue reading “Amalfi boat rental, WHAT fun!!!”

Pizza and pasta, Italian food for dummies

Since I have lived in Italy I have always enjoyed and appreciated the food that we have here and the Italians (almost) take for granted. And each time visitors come from the UK I am reminded that the variety and the quality of the food and drink that we have in Italy is truly exceptionalContinue reading “Pizza and pasta, Italian food for dummies”

A truly horrific accident in Ravello….very sad. But it could have been so much worse..

Last week the beautiful Italian town of Ravello experienced an horrific road accident which just by chance resulted in the death of “only” one young driver whereas it could have been 30 or more deaths or injuries. Let me explain. Ravello is 350m above sea level and very close to the town of Amalfi. RavelloContinue reading “A truly horrific accident in Ravello….very sad. But it could have been so much worse..”

An amazingly busy holiday season is already happening in Amalfi!!

We have come through the worst of the terrible COVID lockdowns and we hope to come to the end of the horrible battle in Ukraine. The world was locked down for 2 years ish and so there is now a massive pent up demand for travel and holidays. Add to this mix the fact thatContinue reading “An amazingly busy holiday season is already happening in Amalfi!!”

My 2023 holiday plans (updated)

Well here we go cos I want this to be a GREAT year following the awful COVID stop and all the rest, not to mention the UKs STUPID Brexit own goal and Putin the invader. So a quick recap and then a new date is added as follows, WATCH THIS SPACE.

Le Mans 24 hours here we come (but the weather is not looking good)

Well it is almost time to head north for the wonderful Le Mans 24 hour motorcycle race. Of course the car race is more famous but I much prefer 2 wheeled racing so bikes for me! The car race uses the full circuit so some national roads must be closed, whereas the bike race usesContinue reading “Le Mans 24 hours here we come (but the weather is not looking good)”

Look at this amazing “spa” haven/heaven….

As you may know Italy is famous for hot water spas. That is not tap water but the very hot water that comes up from the depths of the ground at almost 70 degrees Centigrade, thus requiring to be filtered and cooled before the public are able to enjoy the benefits of the magic water.Continue reading “Look at this amazing “spa” haven/heaven….”

My Vito and I prepare for our next UK trip…

My new-to-me 2017 Mercedes Vito 116 gets better as I get to know her more and I start to work out all of the clever tech that she has onboard. For instance I now know almost all of the functions on the dashboard (and there are loads) and I am really enjoying the excellent combinationContinue reading “My Vito and I prepare for our next UK trip…”

LOVELY local animals, strays and semi strays

I have loved animals since I was a kid, my parents loved dogs so we always had two or three as we lived in a house with a big garden next door to a farm so the mutts were always free to run and play. At one stage we had William a huge boxer, ShamblesContinue reading “LOVELY local animals, strays and semi strays”

The Honda CB1000R, what a great bike!

I bought my 2018 Honda CB1000R three years ago during the COVID dreaded lockdown so I have been able to use her very little so far. In the UK this model never had great sales and thus the value for money was amazing, I paid less than 7k Pounds for this lovely example with onlyContinue reading “The Honda CB1000R, what a great bike!”