If you're thinking this blog post is going to be all about food... then you're probably right. I love food and what better place to eat it than in Italy. We've been gallivanting again - this time to Sorrento and then on to Positano on the Amalfi Coast.
This is a picture of the breakfast room in our hotel in Sorrento. We stayed three days and the hotel was very quiet as it was still early in the season. We never saw anyone else at breakfast and it would have been rude not to have tried a bit of everything, wouldn't it?
Our room looked out onto a lovely little square with a church on the corner. The balcony was a great place to watch the wedding that took place there on our first morning.
We then spent four nights on the Amalfi Coast, staying in the gorgeous town of Positano. As you can see, it is built on a steep terraced hillside - all narrow streets and many, many steps. We were staying right at the top of the village so every day we had to walk back up the hill. The view over the rooftops to the sea was stunning but we certainly felt our calf muscles by the end of the holiday.
We visited the charming village of Ravello and the town of Amalfi, whose cathedral (and especially the crypt) was so richly decorated it took our breath away.
It was a wonderful holiday and when we came home, I found I had a story in The People's Friend Special which was a lovely surprise. Now it's back to some serious writing as my stock of stories is running low. As always, I have a story in my head inspired by my holiday -
it was something I overheard on the beach in Positano. Before I do that though, I have a novel in need of some serious edits so I'll sign off now.