We’ve noticed a prolific amount of posters titled “May You Live In Interesting Times”, but not really investigated what they were promoting. Until that is, we decided to wander along the waterway after our buffet breakfast, and found a garden filled with spectacular sculptures. Wow! Again!
Just before walking, we went up in the lift of the Hotel Gabrielli to check out the rooftop bar. Wow! Seriously I need another word for wow!! Crikey? Blimey? Omg? Suggestions gratefully received …
We wandered some more, found greenery and backstreets for cafes and culture. Tuesday must be the day to wash sheets. Stunning colours in the laundry, houses and flowers.
Stopping for a bite of lunch, I’d beat Tony and Kerry to it and already had a toasted sandwich. To make up for the shame of eating such an ‘English’ thing, at the next place I treated myself to a Venetian Bellini and Panne Cotta! Yum. Kerry captured my bliss perfectly …
This afternoon we found the stop for the number 2 bus to the Isla San Giorgio Maggiore. We discovered more amazing art work in the breathtaking Catholic Church, paid to ascend the tower and be mesmerised by the 360 degree views, then gaze at a gorgeous glass wall structure. A big day again. My ‘heart’ monitor on the phone says I walked over 13,000 steps, over 9km.
Isn’t It Ironic, Don’t You Think?
Like rain on your wedding day, a free ride, when you’ve already paid. The good advice, that you just didn’t take (that’s us on late January!). Or getting an email to say Barry’s ‘Indefinite Leave to Remain’ has been granted – on the final day of the exceptional European holiday he’s completely missed (apart from token photos, videos and FaceTimes).
I’m a little suspicious – maybe paranoid – that it’s come today. Maybe I’m being ridiculous. Who knows. I guess we never will. But if you’re reading this anyone from the Home Office, 21 weeks for a final visa application to come through isn’t a well structured process as far as I’m concerned. That’s being very polite …
Regardless, it’s brilliant news. Fantastic. Awesome. Wonderful. Fabulous.
I’d been starting to worry they were going to turn Barrys application down for some obscure reason.
Hooray! At last!!
Kerry, Tony and I celebrated with a bottle of Prosecco this evening at dinner.
Finally Kerry and I visited the rooftop bar for her final night-time shots of this unique waterway here in Venice.
It’s a crazy place. Boats and people everywhere. Delights around every corner. If you stayed for a month you’d still only scratch the surface.
Thank you Europe. You’ve been life-changing in many ways.
I’ve had a blast returning to relish your delights at last. In the not too distant future I’ll be bringing my husband to share your ambience also.
Cheers readers! Thank you all for your support on our adventures, most especially this culmination period of the past six years.
As I end, a blood red moon rose on the horizon. Kerry captured it ecstatically.
Magical Venice. Thank you. 🇮🇹💜