Come back to Sorrento


Most of you know we are back in London and have been for the past 5 days and I still haven’t updated my blog with the rest of our trip, well I am going to place most of the blame on mummy as she is so busy all the time.  She has been promising for days to finish but hasn’t got round to it.

So our last few days were spent in Sorrento, with a little less sightseeing and a little more relaxing, so I will update all about the rest of our Italy trip in this last blog entry.  Then I have a few other goodies to include about our time so far in London.


After our huge day in Rome and delicious dinner for mummy and daddy, they took their time at breakfast and checked out then we made our way down the coast of Italy to Sorrento, which is just south of Naples.  Although mummy and daddy did very well with their navigating and driving, and made a huge improvement since they first hired the car, we got very lost in Sorrento trying to find our hotel.  In fact I woke up to them trying to figure out which direction we were heading and whether or not we were driving the wrong way down a one way street…. which we were.  After being lost for an hour in the very narrow and confusing streets of Sorrento we found our hotel.  To be honest it didn’t look that great from the outside but we were happy to give it a go, as it said 4 star on the internet.  Once we got inside however, we knew from then, we were not going to like this place.  Firstly it was 4km from the middle of Sorrento which meant we had to catch a bus, there were no restaurants near us and there was just one beach which you had to pay for.  I won’t go on too much but the room was a level up from a hostel and they didn’t even give me sheets for my cot!  So mummy and daddy emailed our travel agent and hoped to get a refund, but of course we had to stay the first night here.

The private beach

The sunset view from our Suite

Beautiful Sorrento at night

In the morning we checked out after a very lame breakfast and drove into the main part of Sorrento.  Much better! Daddy was feeling very generous and forked out for a sweet pad on the cliffs, very swanky indeed.  He checked out a room and a suite, and decided we would be much more comfortable in a suite.  What a nice way to finish our trip.  It was more like a 6 star hotel, it was amazing!  The hotel had a private beach and I practically had my own room.  It had a little balcony with an amazing view over the coast and Mt Vesuvius. The water looked so blue and inviting so we immediately got our beach things together and went swimming and a little a sleep on the deck.  It was very relaxing, such a nice way to finish our hectic but very fun holiday. We wanted to relax for the next few days, no more sightseeing just a bit of r’n’r.

Swimming with Daddy

Working on my tan

In the evening mummy got all dressed up for the a sunset dinner down the road at a restaurant called Photo.  I had other plans and woke up halfway through their romantic meal and I wasn’t a happy bunny so daddy missed out on dessert again.

All dressed up for our Sunset dinner

The next day was spent sunning ourselves and swimming.  I am getting really good at kicking my legs and I try to put my head under the water to see the fish.  I can’t wait for mummy to take me to swimming lessons next summer.   It was our last night in Sorrento so mummy and daddy were just going to go get a pizza for dinner when they stumbled onto a really nice restaurant out on the water.  It was still very warm and mummy had one more nice dress to wear. So she got all dressed up again and they had a beautiful seafood dinner.  Daddy really spoilt her, so I was a really good girl all night so they got to have a very romantic meal by the water.

Chilling by the pool with my handsome daddy

The restaurant on the water

Mummy and daddy playing on these funny balanced spinning chairs at the restaurant

Mt Vesuvius

We had one more swim in the morning, as it will be our last for a very long time, then we drove to Rome. We were sad to check out of our plush pad but we had one more night in Italy, which was already booked to stay in a hotel nearer the airport.  It was a pretty good hotel and they did a fantastic pizza, not that I got to try any!

Stealing my daddies sunglasses

Cuddling my favourite toy on the big suite bed

Having pizza on our last night in Italy

I have had the best time in Italy, I am a very lucky girl.  Mummy had planned such a great holiday, I saw and learnt so much. Daddy spoilt us and I caught him looking on the internet for ideas for our next holiday. I hope it’s a winter holiday in the snow (hint hint).

We had one more plane ride which wasn’t as epic and long as my first ones, thankfully.  I slept the whole way to London and had my first black cab ride to our next destination: Cherrywood lane Morden. Luckily for us London welcomed us with sunny blue skies, what a nice way to start our next adventure – living in London.

H x


5 responses »

  1. Hi Harlow it was lovely to see you and Mummy on Skype what a great holiday it has been for you all you all look so happy and haven’t you got a big girl I think you look cute in your red dress sitting up very well. Now G Dad and I Look forward to seeing you all on Skype when you have time lots of love G Nan G Dad. Xxxoo

    • Hi G.Nan,
      I am getting very big, mummy thinks I will fit into my size 0 clothes soon. She keeps trying a few of them on but they still swim on me, We went shopping yesterday and we bought some really cute outfits, a lovely fur jacket for my pretty dress for the wedding and some pants that look like riding pants, since we are going to the country. My favourite dress on our holiday was the red one aswell, I don’t think I will get another chance to wear it now summer is over, so I am going to lend it to my new friend Lucille (5 weeks old). It was really nice to see you today I hope to have a better chat very soon.
      Love you lots and lots. Please give Gdad and Uncle Matt big hugs and kisses as well.

  2. Hi Harlow
    Omi and poppy are so glad you had such a lovely holiday and you look like you had the best time
    Thankyou for writing such fantastic stories about your adventures we always looked forward to reading them and cannot wait to hear all about your new adventures in London
    We miss you all and wish you a happy time in London
    Big kisses from us all

    • Hi Omi,
      Thank you for all of your comments, it’s always nice to hear them. I did have a very nice holiday, mummy and daddy enjoyed themselves as well. I am sure I will have plenty more adventures in London and they are already beginning. I will update in the next couple of days what we have been up to so far. Mummy already took me shopping for some new outfits, mostly pretty things for this weekend. I am going to look as lovely as mummy and Robyn.
      I miss you very much but it was nice to see you on skype yesterday. Hope you have had a great week at the snow.
      Please skype me with poppy when you get back.

      Lots of Love

  3. Hi Harlow & Family,

    I enjoyed reading about your holiday! Seeing your fantastic photos and reading about your experiences took me back 6 years to my honeymoon in Italy. I do remember the winding tunnel-filled drive (and heavy traffic) driving from Naples and then getting lost in Sorrento looking for the hotel – very frustrating, indeed. Looking at your views of the coast and of Mt. Vesuvius remind me of the photos I took too. Maybe you stayed in the same area we did.

    Harlow, I hope that someday, when you are older, that you and your family will all be able to return to Italy. I think it is a very special place and I hope to return, too.

    Take care,

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