A Preview Peek at The Long Leg of ITALY.
Final draft has now been submitted to publisher for the a casting over of the gimlet eye.
What a journey it has been and an emotional one at that as we revisited our journeys over the years.
Our love affair with Italy started because 'him indoors' would not have a party for a special anniversary some years ago.
'We will have a little trip,' He informed me.
He meant one in the UK but I had other fish to fry. A burning need to fulfil a dream glowed inside me.
After plotting and planning all one winter - before the big day - I announced,
'You want a trip for our anniversary? Well, I want to go to Rome, and if we go to Rome I want to go to Florence and Venice.' I waited with baited breath.
'I will think about it.'
A few days later he came home from work an announced that he had been talking to someone in work and that if we were going to Rome we would need a new camera.
Later, we discussed the options and so began our love affair with Italy. We had only been abroad twice at that time and those trips were an organised group travel where everything was planned.
This three-centre trip was a huge leap in the dark. We would be independent travellers. On our own. Just Us Two.
Back to the present.
Our digital photo frame is busy scrolling through photos of our southern Italy tour in 2011 to Puglia, Basilicata, Calabria, Ostuni, Martina Franca, Alberobello with the trulli houses (see picture top left), Trani, Altomonte,,, the list goes on. All little dots on the map. Some were not even on the map. Saga Holidays had planned well.
But we ventured first to Rome
at Easter. . . with the temperatures at 70 degrees in March! Modern technology has allowed us to scan photographs and convert to digital files.
More later. The curtain is closed for now on the little peek.