Sorrento - part 2 (including Capri and Pompeii).

15.10.14

Read part 1 - here!

Apart from visiting Amalfi and Positano we also did lots of exploring near our hotel and in the main centre of Sorrento. We visited a different restaurant every night, and a few cafes in the daytime, as well as a few ice cream shops (would be rude not to..) The best meal we had was at a restaurant called L'Antica Trattoria. We tried the set menu, a different menu each, and it was definitely a good choice. My main of pork was one of the best dishes I've ever eaten and Jonathan had rave reviews about his pasta course served inside a hollowed giant lemon!

Aside from a couple of relaxing days and a day spent at the wedding we also managed to squeeze in a day trip to Capri and half a day in Pompeii.

 
We took a boat ride from Sorrento to Capri and located an open top taxi at the port which we thought would be a nice way to make our way up to Anacapri. It turned out to be the most hair raising car journey of our lives. Think a rollercoaster without the track! Luckily we made it in one piece and spent the next few hours in Anacapri. 

We took the cable cars to see the spectacular views at the highest point of Anacapri which was well worth it. We spent ages taking in the views (ahem, and eating more ice cream).


Pompeii was the highlight of our trip. It's obviously a tremendous tragedy but absolutely fascinating and incredible to see a town so in tact after 2000 years. You really get a sense of what life was like in those days, like stepping back in time.

You can hire a guide or make your own way round. As it was just me and Jonathan we decided to do our own thing and make our way round using a guidemap. We managed to see pretty much everything, although we didn't manage to find the brothel!

I can't really do it justice with photos so I suggest you visit if you find yourself in Italy!

 
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Personalised products for Lily and Lola (with GettingPersonal.co.uk)

8.10.14

Sometimes it seems like Lily and Lola get better clothes and accessories than I do and their latest treats are no exception thanks to GettingPersonal.co.uk, a website which sells a range of personalised gifts and cards for people and pets too.

Lily and Lola recently received a parcel containing a personalised blanket and towel each which we think are absolutely adorable. The blankets are so soft and cosy and the towels are a really big size, as well as being really fluffy, which makes them great for post-bath time or for drying muddy paws.

Personalised towels and blankets c/o GettingPersonal.co.uk

Imagine what a great gift they would make for someone with a new dog as you can personalise them with any name you like. They also come in a few different colours like ivory, red, pink and blue but I like black and brown as they're the most practical.

I love the other personalised pet products too, like the slate feeding tray and the chalkboard (here's the link if you fancy a nosy).

If you don't have pets or fancy buying your pet loving friends/relatives a present like this I'd still recommend having a rummage round the website. The Christmas gift section is packed full of personalised gift ideas, searchable by the type of relative. Genius!

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Sorrento - part 1 (our hotel/jetty, Amalfi and Positano).

7.10.14

We recently spent a week in Sorrento which feels like a million years ago thanks to the wet and wild weather we're experiencing in South Yorkshire at the moment, so I thought I would share some of my photos to cheer myself up.

One of Jonathan's very good friends was getting married in Sorrento so we, along with some other couples we know, spent a week there to take in the sights and, of course, attend the wedding!

Our hotel was lovely with stunning views out to sea. I don't think I could ever get bored of sitting on the terrace for breakfast or lunch and looking out at all the boats. It was particularly beautiful at night. We had our own private jetty where we had a couple of relaxing afternoons in the sunshine and a bob in the sea.


We did a few day trips during our holiday, the first one being a boat trip to Positano and Amalfi. Approaching them from the water was absolutely breathtaking. The buildings built into the hills, the stunning colours and the clouds rolling down over the top of the hills made for some stunning photos. I must have taken a hundred photos of the same stretch of land!

We had some free time to explore both places, and had a particularly treacherous bus journey from one to the other along tiny windy roads at about 80mph! We looked in the shops, tried the ice cream, stopped for lunch, and explored as many nooks and crannies as we could before heading back to the port for the boat home.

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French Connection: little white dress.

3.10.14

When perusing the virtual aisles of French Connection recently I decided to pop a little white dress in my basket, as opposed to playing it safe with black. I don't wear much white (mainly due to my pasty limbs!) but I thought it would be perfect for our recent holiday to Sorrento where the sun was shining.

The dress, the Annie Bow Tunic, has such lovely detail with its embroidered flowers and sequins. The shift shape means it was quite forgiving after a week of eating pizza and pasta twice daily, and it's a conservative length which is great when you hate your legs like I do! I like that it's a casual dress but is still a little bit fancy, which makes it a great piece for a sunny holiday teamed with sandals and a clutch.


 French Connection always have such lovely dresses and it's a website I check out regularly, particularly during the sales. They have some wonderful work dresses, party dresses and the most stunning maxi dresses! 

I have got my eye on a couple of things. Who am I kidding, I have got my eye on half the shop!

Annie Bow Tunic Dress c/o French Connection 

Happy shopping! ;)

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