I’m back from my hols!

A view of Mount Vesuvius from the water, off the coast of Ercolano

I’m back in Blighty (Britain) after spending over 10 days in (and travelling to) Italy! It’s been an absolutely wonderful few days, seeing some brand new sights in Rome, the first time I’ve visited since I was a bambino.

A white woman with dark brown hair, in a purple hiking jumper and sunglasses, stood in front of the goodbye sign at Vesuvius

And I was also able to show my partner around some of my absolute favourite places in the world! I adore being up Vesuvius, and I know the damn thing well enough by now, so it was so much fun to be back there again, 3 years later! And to be honest? Quite nice to not have to think about gathering data and research the whole time 😂

A view of Herculaneum ruins from above

We of course had to look around the historic sights, in Rome we went for the Colosseum, the Pantheon, St Peter’s Basilica and more. In Naples, well obviously we looked around Pompeii and Herculaneum. It’s been about six years since I last went around Pompeii, so I loved being back and, as always, learning a little more.

Circumvesuviana train at Ercolano-Scavi covered in colourful graffiti

We’ve been on planes, trains, buses, and in cars. We stopped short at hiring a scooter because… well anyone who’s been to southern Italy can tell you the drivers are a breed of their own. I don’t have a bike licence and it’s been over a decade since Mr Pellinor last rode so maybe not the time to dust the cobwebs off the helmets?

But now we’re home, with subpar views, and we’re tired! And we’re both back at work tomorrow too. How rude! I’ve been reading over this holiday, but as always it wasn’t as much as I’d hoped (or packed for!) so I have a feeling I won’t be completing my tbr this month. Oh well, it is what it is. 🤷🏻‍♀️

So today? This is your post. I’ll be back soon. Fingers crossed I’ll be back on Thursday like my schedule is normally! But for now? I leave you with a couple pretty pictures and a question.

What are you currently reading??

A white woman with dark brown hair, wearing a purple hiking jumper, blue raincoat, and sunglasses, is stood in front of a view over the land around Mount Vesuvius.

8 thoughts on “I’m back from my hols!”

      1. We only went underground in Naples so we definitely need to go back and go to the Roma Catacombs!


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