“Are you still with me?” We were in front of the Colosseum.
“This is amazing!” I said, as we went up the second and third tiers of the Roman amphitheatre and we imagined how they were in those days, with gory gladiators fighting as entertainment.
Then we explored the main relics that were clustered throughout the Roman Forum.
Carried on walking to Capitoline Hill.
Strolled around Piazza del Campidoglio, a square designed by Michelangelo.
Continued into Rome’s historical centre.
Threw a coin in the impressive Trevi Fountain for luck, and then posed for photos in front of Rome Pantheon.
…but my poor old feet…
Hello everyone! It’s quite cold here in Bavaria, but never mind. Hope yours is better. Anyway, I’ve decided to take the A-Z challenge blogging for April. I’m planning to write about some inspirations, i.e. A-Z of inspirations. They could be fiction or non-fiction, poetry or photography, depending on the mood of the day. I hope I’ll be able to make it, as I will be away for a couple of weeks in April. I’ll try to write them earlier and schedule them to be posted on the right dates…well, that’s the plan (I hope I’ll be able to stick to it, hence the challenge!)…
Here are my A-Z of inspirations: aspirations, butterfly, challenges, dialogue, Easter, future, garden, hello, ice-cream, journey, kill joy, love, mother, nothing, ordinary, Philippines, questions, rain, spring, treasure, unknown, violets, wanted, xenophobia, Yanna and Zoe.
Cheers for now and have a great week ahead.
Anatalya is getting ready to see Drigo.
“Hey Anatalya, don’t you think Isagani will be angry when he finds out about you and Drigo?” says Unggoy.
“She’s a big girl now, Unggoy. She can decide who she wants to see.” That’s Chitah talking.
“Beside, Isagani is not here, when the cat’s away, the mouse can play, right, Anatalya?” That’s Orang trying to be funny.
“Stop it, you three nosy monkeys, why don’t you leave me alone? Go back to where you came from and not in my mind.” Anatalya finished putting her make-up on and stomped out of the house.
…so what time did you say it was?…
Reginald was pacing up and down. He kept on looking at the clock. It was 10 minutes after the last time he looked.
“She should have called. I know she has to start going out sometime. That she was feeling uneasy and lonely and she has to get used to her new situation. But not knowing where she is and who she went out with was not easy for me. She should have considered my feelings, too.”
The door opened. “…so what time did you say it was, Mum?”
“I’m sorry, son, but my mobile needed charging,” said Mum apologetically.
…the blue was sapphire…
Bill and Anne were lovely couple from Scotland and have just joined the Indian tour of New Delhi, Agra and Jaipur for 8 days. The other people in the group were mostly like them, SKIers (spending kids inheritance). Sunil, the guide gave them the history of the place and also injected some humour in his anecdotes. They went to a jewellery factory where they saw how semi-precious stones were mined and polished to perfection. One jewellery caught Anne’s attention… the blue was sapphire. It was simply elegant. For their 30th wedding anniversary, they just bought this gorgeous necklace for her.
Great grandmother started this quilt
From old cloths she sewed together
Making it beautiful and at the same time
Telling her story, of how she met great granddad
From the province so far away, him a dashing farmer
And she was the belle of the ball, romance bloomed
And they got married. Granny followed with her anecdote
And my mom adding something about her first love when
They were both 18 – my dad. And here I am, thinking what
I can add, how I met Him Indoors, about our life here
So far away from where it all started
She entered the room
Looking truly radiant
Beaming and joyous
Today is her day
She’s centre of attraction
Her groom is waiting
To love and cherish each one
The bride and groom’s vow
They have tears of joy
Everyone is wishing them
Their radiant future