So, as I lie in my bed; laptop actually on my lap, gazing out of the window at the clouds drifting in across the bay of Naples, I realise that I am ready to come home.
It’s been lovely. I have spent time relaxing, sunning myself and eating far too much. I even managed to get some writing done and make friends with some of the loveliest and funniest people. I don’t think any of us will forget last night in a hurry!! 😉
But as much as I love Gelato, G&Ts on the terrace and pizza bigger than my head, I miss the cats, my friends and waking up in my own bed. I miss sitting in my office and listening to the birds and the distant hum of traffic.
I have a busy few weeks coming up. Weddings and Children’s parties along with getting two books ready to publish, it is going to be manic, so these two weeks of summertime bliss have been perfect.
For anyone interested. We stayed at the Don Pedro, on Ischia Island. It’s wonderful and a writers dream. Imagine an Agatha Christie murder mystery and you’re halfway there! Its quaint and traditional, family run and bursting with characters everywhere you look. English, Germans and Italians mainly, it’s been vibrant and a little noisy at times but such fun.
And did I mention thermal pool? Where the water is heated by the lava from the volcano and pumped into the pool, making it warm and inviting even when the clouds roll in!
We overlook the little harbour that’s often filled with SuperYachts. Where the restaurant tables and chairs are often flooded as each boat comes into dock. You take your life in your hands anytime you need to cross a road. The aggressive Italian driver is real! 🙂 The shuttle bus from town to the hotel has to be one of the best and scariest experiences of my life! They stop for no one! Every car has a dent or scrape. Health & Safety? Doesn’t exist! Its been somewhat refreshing in every way.
But, tomorrow we have to back up at 5a.m. to take the ferry to Naples and then the Plane home. I’ll be grouchy and tired and I can’t wait!