Maria and I decided a great way to visit St Peter’s in Rome by attending Church on Sunday morning. We were too late for a seat, but the music was heavenly, the incense exquisite and the sense of history amazing. To visit St Peter’s as a churchgoer, not just a tourist gives you another perspective – even though I understood barely a word of it, it gives you space to be with God, which is what such buildings were made for.
Maria even went to confession during the service and found one offering English – “forgive me father for I have sinned. It is 30 years since my last confession”. Read more
Eight of us have gathered in the eternal city to celebrate Danielle’s 70th birthday – we have come from NZ, London, Wales and Oxfordshire. Ceri and Danielle have been planning this birthday for years, and I was lucky to be able to insert myself into their plans and join them for part of the journey, which has been fabulous.
For the past 5 weeks we have explored Spain and Portugal, and always the destination we have been aiming for is Rome, for this special birthday. Read more
We had only just walked out of our hostel Foresteria Orsa Maggiore and along the river when it happened. A car was stopped and double parked with a man looking at a map. He called us over, wanting directions to somewhere quite a long way away.
It turns out he had been to a fashion show in Rome – were we interested in fashion? Read more