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Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Simply a moment - July 2013

Gosh, it's that time of the month again to join in with Alexa's meme to record a moment in your life. To find more moments pop over to her blog here.

I'm lying on the bed, on top of the covers still wearing my maxi dress from the gala dinner. My skin is glowing from being in the sun today and I can smell the perfume I put on before leaving the room. The door to the balcony is open and the curtains are billowing in the welcome breeze. I could shut the door and put the air conditioning on, but it is nicer to have fresh air and listen to the sounds of Italy. I can see the lights from other hotels on he hillside twinkling and hear the grasshoppers chirruping. The occasional car goes past, followed by the buzz of a scooter. I hear the toot of the horn from a shuttle bus as it goes round the hairpin bend outside our hotel. The remains of the glass of limoncella Hugh and I had on our return to the room are sitting on my bedside table waiting to be rinsed out, but I don't want to get up yet as my legs are aching from the walk up and down Vesuvius today and then being dragged up to dance with the traditional dancers at dinner. I glance at the suitcases on the floor and sigh - they remind me that the holiday is nearly over, we go home tomorrow - arrivederci Sorrento.


I've literally come straight back from holiday and back to work and have not had a time to visit any blogs yet. I will be doing some catching up and commenting over the weekend! Thank you for all your comments on the posts I scheduled whilst I was away.

9 comments:

alexa said...

What a wonderful moment - it sounds a very beautiful place. Idyllic :). You really made me wish I was there ... Glad you have had such a lovely time away and hope you manage the transition to home and work without too much trauma! Thank you so much for joining in again this month and enriching our glimpses of the world

Karen said...

What a lovely place to be recording "Simply a Moment." Looking forward to hearing about your holiday.

scrappyjacky said...

A lovely moment,Becky....and your FB photos suggest you had a wonderful holiday.
We spent a day in Sorrento when on a cruise....and it is definately on our 'wish list' to return to.

Miriam said...

What a simply gorgeous moment. So sorry it had to end. Sorrento, a place I would love to visit. Thank you for reading my moment.

Beverly said...

I could visualize the room, smell your perfume and hear the noises, well done. Hope re-entry isn't too bad!

Missus Wookie said...

I've always wanted to visit Italy - one day. Glad you had a good holiday and what a lovely moment to record and share :)

Lemoncello is lovely isn't it!

Abi said...

You have captured that moment so beautifully. I have never been to Sorrento but I am told it is incredible. and the limoncello is the best!

Maria Ontiveros said...

What a beautiful moment! It takes me back to an apartment in Venice with Italy at my feet - thank you for that. And welcome home . . .
Rinda

Gail said...

What a wonderful moment and sad too with the thought of the vacation ending.