Including vacations — including mine to England and Italy. No, I didn’t send you a postcard but I brought one back to show you how beautiful the Trevi Fountain has been restored.
However, I did not start my vacation in Rome. I first visited London, where in a quaint country pub (pubs equal England for me) called The Bell in Purleigh, Essex a friend of mine who lives in London had organized a book signing party. The building dates back to the 14th century and is believed to have been the home of George Washington’s great-grandfather, who was the rector of the village in 1634.
A perfect setting – and while enjoying cones with cream and strawberries plus a good cup of tea, listening to a chapter from the book made it a delightful afternoon. The ladies shared their feelings about growing older and answered a questionnaire about what is on their Bucket List (which I will tell you about in my next blog).
And when after a few hours everyone went home with a signed copy under their arm, I felt that the book had made a big step forward by coming to England.
And never forget – a smile changes everything.