Tuesday was a brilliant day too, spent most of the day in Testaccio and stocked ourselves with nice treats from the market. No trip is complete without making a visit to a local market. Rome, we will miss you.

Nice cake pastry with cream

Market with lots of greens, lettuces and bitter italian leaves

Market with peppers and nice red and green tomatoes

Market with roman artichokes

Tiny italian espresso

Monday started well, delicious breakfast and trot to the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. Wine and incredible food was also a feature of this day.

Delicious cake for breakfast with nice cream

Side picture of the Coliseum

Interior of the Colosseum

Interior of Roman Forum

Interior of Roman Forum

Ashtonishing interior of the roman forum with big pilars

Interior of Roman Forum

Lovely wine bar with lots of nice warm colours and wine bottles in the background

Spaguetti carbonara

Roman artichokes

On our second day in Rome we visited modern art gallery, Maxxi which had a really cool exhibition about architecture and modern buildings called “At home”, made friends at a local enoteca and also had delicious food in Testaccio.

Exhibition in Maxxi gallery

Nice glass of red wine

Enjoyed a lovely day in Hastings, went out for a cold trot by the sea, nice lunch and indulged ourselves with tasty ice cream and coffee.

Sea side view from Hastings sea front

Our lovely friends visited Copenhagen last month and bought us back lovely Ethiopian coffee from Coffee Collective and what can I say? It’s delicious. I had their coffee a couple of years back when I was there and it’s super nice, good to enjoy it in the comfort of home.

Don’t believe I’ve shared this picture before, without doubt this cake played a very important ritual growing up. It’s called “Roscón de Reyes” and we eat it on Three Kings Day (6th Jan), signifies for me the very end of Christmas.

Our lovely Christmas tree still up, we are keeping with Spanish traditions another year and not taking down our decorations until the 6th.

Good Morning 2020 🎉 Starting the morning with some of this delicious Columbian washed coffee “El porvenir” from Kofra in Norwich.

What a lovely day out yesterday in our favourite place, Margate. It’s always a delight to go to the seaside in the winter.

On a day with a low moral like today after the terrible result of yesterday’s election, nothing better than looking at heart warming pictures of Skippy being silly!

Nice afternoon at the RA visiting the last exhibition of Antony Gormley it was great! Totally recommended :-)

Our little Skippy is going to the vet this morning for a scan and he’s so grumpy as he doesn’t understand why breakfast hasn’t arrived yet. It’s always heart breaking as he was left to starve before he came to live with us.

These last few days in Hanoi have been magical, we went back to our favourite places and indulge ourselves with our favourite food and fun bia hoi’s. We discovered new areas and saw a different side of this bustling city.