I had a lovely 2 days with my grandkids Megan and Ben. They were with their parents David and Rochelle before they sailed on cruise ship around Europe. It was between 36 and 40 degrees in Rome, very, very, hot. The kids were excellent and fit in with all of their questions for the tour guides.
These kids were born when I was with my former partner Allan, but I always appreciated their parents including me and keeping in touch (doesn’t often happen with breakups).
I am in UK until September 15th. Then I board a Freighter Ship in South Hampton and travel to 3 ports in Europe and arrive in New York 18 days later. It will be quite an adventure! The ship has a French chef and wine is served at lunch and dinner. There is a pool and a gym, plus a very large room with sitting area, a bedroom and bathroom with an outside window. There will be 10 passengers. I chose this way to travel and not the inside cabin that was left on the Queen Mary, (nearly same cost) because getting dressed up every night doesn’t do it for me anymore! I am very busy sorting out luggage, how to travel to Toronto, then India and Athens for the winter.