Saturday, 21 June 2014

3 months to go...

Omygoodness - today is 3 months to go, to the day!  We all arrive in Orvieto together.

It's getting so real and it feels like it's coming so fast and I still have so much to do.  I booked my flights yesterday and it was a bit more than I was expecting.  But I'll be okay!  I will be arriving in Venice a day earlier than expected but basically just to sleep.  It's the best I could do with my fights and arrivals.  The door to door travel time is so long.... but I know it's so worth it.

We got our first group correspondence yesterday... getting so excited!

Sunday, 8 June 2014

100 days to go...

The days are moving so swiftly and I've been delaying booking my ticket for various reasons.  Last time I went - I did some extra touring... I spent a few days in Roma with Jenny and stayed on a bit in Orvieto so that I could make the most of being in Europe.  It's such a luxury to be there and it's so far, I have to make the most of it.  Who knows when I will be lucky enough to do this again.  I was having fears that I would be just heading straight in and straight out of Orvieto this year.

But in the last week or two there have been some changes, my sweet roomy, Betty decided to withdraw from Italy, mainly for her Momsie and being away from her at this time, just isn't viable.  And my sweet friend Renee was coming after all.  And to cut a long story short and in a quick space of time - Renee and I spoke a lot in the past few days and we decided to try match our flight arrivals so we can travel into Orvieto together.  After much too-ing and fro-ing - we booked quickly (thanks to Renee's quickness), we are going to Venice for two days and Florence for a day or two before Orvieto!  In hide-sight, I'm so pleased I delayed on booking my ticket because now I know exactly how to book, when and where and my return too.

I'm still heart sore about my Betty Roomy not coming and my Jenny travel buddy from last time and sweet Sharon, who stayed on with me in 2012.  We are also waiting to hear if beautiful Lorraine will be well enough to travel too... we are trusting for so much on this trip...  but I know too that everything happens how it's meant to be.  Trusting for some miracles.

Bucket List - a gondala ride in Venice...