Tickets are initially in the form of a Lottery and we were entered! In February we learned that we had been successful! We could plan ahead – the Tuscany adventure was born. There was just one other thing to try to arrange… Some of you may know that the Norton’s seem to do something out of the mainstream at significant anniversary times. For example in 2003, our 40th. we were travelling around the perimeter of the USA and Canada by train as our celebration. Unbeknown to J, H had arranged for a ‘Renewal ‘of our wedding vows and The Little White Chapel whilst we were visiting Las Vegas. In planning for 2013 H had thought of another ‘Renewal’ in Cornwall in the famous Arch of Tintagel. This was firmly rejected by J as impossible as there were 241 stone steps up to the Arch and J was due for another hip operation early in the year. Also she was none to keen to involve all the family who live in Cornwall. So the option was open to do something special whilst on this trip to Tuscany – more on this later. Monday 1st July – The adventure begins We left home at about 3 pm and took the M25, that wonderful fast free flowing route to the rest of the world. We got to Gatwick at about 5pm. not bad for that time of day. We ate in the Premier Inn, not great, not memorable, but adequate and in true ‘Journale’ tradition here is what we ate and drank! We drank bottle of Sicilian Rose with various breads – Jane ordered a Chicken Caesar salad and H. had Tempura Prawns with a sweet chilli dip and a Prawn Cocktail.
Published on Aug 26, 2013