Alan Morris in Pompeii, Italy.

The week started off in Rome, Italy before continuing on to Naples, Italy, Palma on Mallorca, back to Valencia, Spain & then onward to my home in Los Alcazares.

Alan Morris, 2022, week 44.

Monday, 31st October. Today, on day 4 of my cruise, the ship approached Rome where I would disembark & go on an escorted tour to the City.


Tuesday, 1st November. Today, on day 5 of my cruise, I arrived in Naples, Italy & did a walking tour around Pompeii.


Wednesday, 2nd November. On day 6 of my Mediterranean cruise, I spent the day onboard the Costa Toscana, my cruise ship as we sailed towards Palma, Mallorca. 


Thursday, 3rd November. On day 7 of my cruise, I arrived in Palma, Mallorca & I went ashore to do an escorted walking tour around the City.


Friday, 4th November. Today was the day I arrived back in Valencia from my Mediterranean cruise. When I eventually arrived back in Los Alcazares I was dropped off at The Arches & went to Pizzeria La Sombre to have a beer & wait for my lift home from my friend Bernard.

I ordered a beer & decided to get a pizza to take home with me. As I sat drinking my beer Bernard called to let me know he would be 20 minutes so I ordered another beer & decided to have a slice of the pizza. As soon as I opened the pizza box & took a bite from one of the slices, the waitress told me that I could not eat my pizza there as I had ordered it to go. There were only 3 other people sitting outside & no one inside, so quite who I was harming, eating a slice of the pizza that I had bought there, I couldn't work out. I put the slice of pizza back in the box finished my second beer & waited for Bernard.

Bernard arrived a short time later & I was very quickly back at my apartment. I warmed up my pizza, ate half of it, & then unpacked my suitcase. I spent the rest of the day with my feet up on the sofa. After all the walking I had done on the cruise my right leg was about twice the size it normally is, so I took some painkillers & hoped it would go back down once I had rested for a few days.


Saturday, 5th November. I woke up around 4 am today. I got a coffee then put my dirty washing from my holiday into the washing machine to clean. I then checked all my messages before I began to type up some of my holiday details for my blog on the cruise.

I seem to have caught a cold to keep my aching legs company so I spend most of the day resting on the sofa, watching football on the television & taking lemsip tablets & lemsip drinks. For dinner, I warm up the remaining half of the pizza from yesterday & eat it.


Sunday, 6th November. I woke up with a blocked nose but the swelling on my leg has gone down considerably. I get a coffee, work on photos & videos from my holiday before putting them on my website & then take some more lemsip tablets.

At lunchtime, I watch the Chelsea v Arsenal football match. Arsenal are by far the better team & win 0-1. I think Arsenal still need to strengthen the squad in January & I hope that they buy a good striker to help them score a few more goals, I think Gabriel Jesus is fantastic but the team needs another quality striker. The win takes Arsenal back to the top of the Premier League again, two points above Manchester City.

This evening I watch some more football before having an early night & going to bed.