Well, as far as a holiday goes, this isn’t very relaxing. But we have managed to do a whole lot of visiting, eating, and shopping – for presents mostly, for the celebrants we are here to celebrate their celebrations with, but it’s nice.

There’s definitely things I miss about this city, and I’m glad to be here, but I don’t miss living here so much.

In fact, I’m doing more looking forward to London, then revelling in the Roman past. But for now, we’ll soak up the little things – often of a gustatory nature – while we are here.

As they say: when in Rome…

…eat, drink and be merry.