Part 12 So much water has passed under the bridge since my last post in May – water: that’s the Med, underneath the plane as I flew to Valencia; the Med again, this time under the ferry from Barcelona returning to Italy; also in the wonderful Lake Bracciano, just north of Rome, having disembarked from more »
    PART ELEVEN Hello again and welcome to Part Eleven of our Travels. Regular readers will know that I’ve done a sterling job in fast-forwarding this blog to the present time! Well, not quite, but I was nearly there as Part Ten below suggests. However, the nature of this travel lark is that there is always more »
    PART TEN A great thing about our travels is the flexibility – we have a plan, sometimes we stick to it, we often adapt it and sometimes we change it completely. Our leaving Manfredonia (see Part Nine) was just such an occasion. We’d planned to go to Gallipoli, further down the Adriatic and in the more »
    PART NINE Looking back at the history behind Manfredonia, where we arrived after Pompei, I see that the modern town was founded in the mid-13th Century by the eponymous King Manfred. The Greeks had owned it, the Romans after them, others, then the Normans, but I cannot find any reference at all to the rumour more »
    PART EIGHT Subtitle – Onwards and Upwards! Err, well actually, downwards! Not at all in quality, excitement and adventure of course, just geographically – we move further south for Part Eight of my blog, and once again I’d like to take you with us! There are so many places to visit in Italy, I’m sure more »

3 thoughts on “Blog”

  1. Found it fascinating and though neither Brian nor I have–thank God–experienced replacements—a friend of mine–Serena– we were in the WRNS together had 2 knee and 2 hip replacements in 3 years at the wonderful St. John and St Elizabeth hospital in St. John,s Wood London and like you is stoic !!!! but unlike you, is female, so more Resistant to pain but has no prostate cancer !!! She likewise persisted well with physio.

    Well done you—crafty to have married your lovely lady before—take care both of you and enjoy life as always

    Brian and Sally Ann

  2. Many thanks for your comments and well wishes, Brian & Sally, which I’ve only just seen – hence the delay in replying. I hope you enjoy you summer wine travels! Saludos, Colin

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