Here I am, back from two and a half weeks in Italy, with a random selection of non-traditional holiday snaps.
Did you guess? I sat on the sofa for a while with my back pressed against a small cushion with a traditional relief design on it. Which I now have on me.
During a brief stop in Muravera I spotted this mural, which seems keen to tell us how technologically with-it and socially progressive (note the flag on the cottage roof) local farmers are.
A ramshackle corner of Cagliari.
Some over-decorated church.
Italian cows just love to be sliced up and eaten.
As do horses, especially when they’re used as pizza toppings (see “Sa Schironada”).
The toilets in Cagliari airport are so complicated to navigate you need to consult a map.
A local gelateria, which offered two new flavours every day.
This was my favourite: pecorino cheese and honey.
Fancy some of the local “mirto” liqueur, but don’t feel able to finish off a whole bottle? Then just buy this handy single serving sachet, complete with straw!
The main reason we went to Sardinia, of course, was the sea. Here’s the water on the beach less than a hundred metres from where we were staying.
Here’s a video version, complete with rippling motion and wave-lapping sounds.
The lamp in our garden attracted various species of wildlife.
And two Seen In Genova: a handy map on a t-shirt. Note that the map is upside-down, to make it easier for the wearer to consult it on his/her wanderings.
As our ferry arrived in Genova we passed by one of the large Mediterranean cruise ships. Note the curling swimming pool tube, with a transparent section where it shoots out over the edge of the ship.