England apparently haven’t had much of a summer this year, but it was 28 degrees when I arrived this morning from Bergamo! I am staying with my friends Hilary and Keith in Keyworth, a village near Nottingham and we are heading to the Lakes District tomorrow morning. It does promise to be a little cooler and damper up there!
Bergamo was a very pleasant city. I was really only able to look briefly around the old town which is perched on yet another hill! The newer city sprawls on the plains below and is a very pleasant modern city with nice wide tree-lined roads. I took the funicular up to the old town, being far too lazy to climb the stairs and had a wander around the streets. It was lovely and quiet, and I like the duomo; lots of lovely tapestries hanging on the walls.
I stayed over night in a B&B in an apartment, and my host, Alex, picked me up just before 8am this morning to drive me to the airport (part of the service he offers for a modest fee) to catch my Ryanair flight to Luton in England. Can I just say here, that yes, Ryanair is a cheap airline, but that doesn’t mean we have to behave rudely people! What a bunfight. It was as if people were afraid they might not actually get a seat! Oh, and teenagers around the world are rude and thoughtless, excluding my lovely students of course 😉 – the passports might be different but the hormones are all the same…
So after a lovely meal prepared by Hilary (strawberries on the sponge cake prepared by Claudia) I am ready for a good night’s sleep, and a lovely visit with my friends!