It feels like so, so long since I have been in England!
Since my last post we have been to Venice, Innsbruck, Salzburg (possibly my favourite), Zurich, and are now in Barcelona.
At the city of Herculaneum, near the erruption of Vesuvius all those 2000 years ago, I got the boy to take some photos of me in one of the surviving rooms.
Only 4 acres has been excavated so far of the ash-slide covered town (compared to ten times that in Pompeii´s remains), but it was a lot more impressive than Pompeii. Not only stone, but metal, wood and lots of paint remained in the buildings! I couldn´t believe that some original wooden beams from BC were still there after thousands of years of decay!
These photos show how brightly coloured the rooms of the ancient houses were too. I´m afraid I was only wearing a romper that day as we intended to go to the beach afterwards.
p.s I really have very stumpy legs.