Pompeii, a tragedy locked in time

Pompeii is still in the shadow of the brooding Mount Vesuvius.  The city of Pompeii, along with Herculaneum, was partially destroyed and buried under 13 to 20 ft of hot ash, pumice and mud in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79. One of the tragic inhabitants of Pompeii, forever encased in ash. HisContinue reading “Pompeii, a tragedy locked in time”

Italian count down!

Not long now readers, a fortnight today I will be back in sunny, grumpy, rude, frustrating, marvellous Italy! (Yes I know I swore blind after last year that I wouldn’t set foot there again  . . ) Blame one of my best friends for having to have a super glam wedding in Rome! So it’s back toContinue reading “Italian count down!”