Category: Holiday 2018

  • Somebody that I Used to Know

    Somebody that I Used to Know

    A week ago I was riding through Central London on a bike. What a lot has changed since then… :D — 🌊 Sarah πŸ“ Shonky Gubbins 🌊 (@AlternativeChat) August 5, 2018 There has been very little time to sit and consider the achievement of last week until now. I will be applying for the Ballot […]

  • The Vatican Museum

    The Vatican Museum

    I’ve never been religious, neither are my parents… in fact, I’m pretty certain that God has never featured in anything other than marriages and deaths. Therefore it was with a sense of some discomfort myself and Mr Alt decided to visit the Vatican Museums on one of their Friday night ‘open late’ events, as it […]

  • The Colosseum

    The Colosseum

    One of the reasons why our holiday this year is in Europe was because of me. Italy’s always held a special allure, and with European travel (potentially) becoming a bit of a minefield starting next year (cheers Brexit) it seemed like a good idea to push for this trip before that happened. The fact Rome […]

  • Day Four :: Rome

    As I’m writing this, my son and husband are out exploring Rome after dark. My daughter is still recovering from her dodgy ankle, with me here largely in the background, but tomorrow she should be well enough to go out too. Sunset, Rome August 2nd. — 🌊 Sarah πŸ“ Shonky Gubbins 🌊 (@AlternativeChat) August […]

  • Day Three :: Genoa to Rome

    Day Three :: Genoa to Rome

    The plan was simple enough, we’d be taking a trip to Pisa, with plenty of time for my daughter to limp about, before arriving in Rome really late. Except, as is often the case, that was not what circumstances dictated. Day 3 and a Polish coach driver takes out the back of the van. Rear […]

  • Day Two :: Dijon to Genoa

    Day Two :: Dijon to Genoa

    This was not an auspicious start, all told. Day 2: French Hospital. Nothing life threatening but we may be here a while πŸ€” — 🌊 Sarah πŸ“ Shonky Gubbins 🌊 (@AlternativeChat) July 31, 2018 Daughter has badly sprained her ankle, but we wanted to be sure it wasn’t broken in a country where at […]

  • Bicycle Race

    Bicycle Race

    You know I mentioned my e-mail address stopped working a while back? Well, yesterday I discovered a quite important e-mail that had gone astray. I made it into the Ride London 46 Ballot.Β Fortunately I’ve not missed anything vital and the participation’s confirmed, though not gonna lie, I’m terrified.Β It’s exactly seven weeks on Sunday, which is […]