then we had 2 days in london, spent mostly at the beyond wonderful V&A museum, where KD and i could happily live. we also rode in the front and top of every possible london bus, saw weirdly terrifying assyrian sculptures at the british museum, visited tavistock square and marvelled at the sadly unphotographable leighton house.
We spent a few days on the Isle of Wight and met Kind Dog's family - who were just as kind and lovely as he is. The IofW was also notable for the excellent bakewell tart;
then we flew to rome and felt immediately and totally in the right place.
we were extremely and consistently happy:
at the capitoline museum (with extra teeth)in st peter's square
at the coliseumalso notable was our apparent beatification at the coliseum