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    About a boy named Hugo, a girl named Sophia, and three cats.

    January 2018
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Hugo the Intrepid

On our *ahem* recent (ok, it would be recent if I’d updated barnikle sooner) trip to the UK and Europe, Hugo had the time of his life exploring the wonders of the Ancient (and not so ancient) world.

I will admit that before we left, I was literally having two or three nightmares a week about travelling with an almost two year old, but he took to travel like he’d been born to it – which I suppose he almost was, given his first long-haul trip was when he was a month old (a mother’s note – it is MUCH easier to travel with a newborn than a toddler 😉 ).

In fact, it all went so swimmingly, that we plan to go again in July 08 … (yes, you can email me and tell me I’m crazy!)

First stop – Rome!

St Peter’s square … where Hugo and his Thomas the Tank Engine had lots of fun playing on the ‘train tracks’ (cobblestones). Rome was hot and wonderful, and had DELICIOUS gelato … I think Hugo’s most uttered phrase since we’ve been home is “ice-cream please!”

Also in Vatican City … Rome has many water fountains all over the city. The water is of drinking quality, but just as much fun to splash in to cool down.

The forums in Ancient Rome … by this stage, Hugo was still going strong (Mummy was a bit over it … she decided she prefers internet forums, where you can sit in the comfort of your own lounge-room and don’t have to climb a billion stairs at the end).

In Venice now, riding on the lion statue … San Marco square. Venice was beautiful and vibrant (although Mummy got several more grey hairs worrying about Hugo jumping in canals, and carrying the stroller over the small bridges). Sadly the gelato in Venice was not quite as yummy as Rome :(

And lastly, Hugo standing on a typical bridge in Venice (actually on the island of Murano, where they make the coloured glass).

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