Our first trip away in 2018 won’t be until the end of April and we begin this years travels in Italy and the Southern City of Naples.
There is a famous phrase that says ‘See Naples and die!’ which originated under the Bourbon regime and means that before you die you must experience the beauty and magnificence of Naples. Some, less charitable, now say that the city is so mad, dangerous and polluted that death might possibly be a consequence of a visit there.
I visited once before, just for a day in 1976 on my first ever overseas holiday so I will be interested to see if I can remember any of it forty years later.
And then we are going back to Spain in May to visit my sister and to spend a few days in the city of Granada. We went there previously but didn’t allow enough time and after we had been to the Alhambra Palace there was no time left for the city.
And then we are going back to Spain in June, this time to Barcelona. I like Barcelona but the last time that I went there in 2005 I was robbed by a pickpocket which wasn’t a very nice experience at all. This time I shall take double, probably triple protection against street scum.
Last year we stayed in a holiday caravan for the very first time and we enjoyed ourseves so much in Northumbria in the very far north of England that this year we are going back again in June
In August I will be on Scotland again on golf week and will hope to take a break from the courses to try and visit parts of the historic Border Region.