Things are taking shape here for Shirley's 60th birthday next Sunday - oh and not forgetting mine the following day too!
So we're off to Venice for a few days on Monday - our first visit to this historic and rather unique place which everyone seems to rave about!!
We're staying at the Hotel Palace Bonvecchiati which is in Calle dei Fabbri and close to St Marks Square and the famous Rialto Bridge - we have all the guide books from friends who have been there and we're brushing up on our Italian!!
We leave on Monday and return on Friday when I expect we'll be two very foot sore and weary tourists!!