• Good Morning!

    March 27, 2023 by

    We’re awake and the girls are in their separate showers right now. I’m waiting my turn and thinking about what I’m going to order from room service for breakfast. Ham and eggs was good, so I think that with some cheese, a few grapes, and maybe a slice of orange with a cup of tea… Read more

  • FaceTime with Grace and Cadence

    March 26, 2023 by

    I FaceTimed Grace and Cadence. They were just preparing dinner and I caught them at exactly the right time apparently. Jennifer, Amelie, and I are still dressed and drinking wine, but we’re going to bed in a few minutes. It’s still not even midnight here. Cadence says the security guys have been great. As I… Read more

  • Dinner at Trattoria Don Vincenzo

    March 26, 2023 by

    We had dinner again at Trattoria Don Vincenzo. It was very quiet this evening, so we were able to socialize with the owners. I had pennette alla Bolognese which was short pasta with minced meat, carrots, celery, and tomato sauce. It was absolutely delicious. We ordered three bottles of Barolo early in the night so… Read more

  • On Our Way Back To Napoli / Bespoke Colognes

    March 26, 2023 by

    We picked up everything we ordered from Sorrento and Positano and now we’re on our way back to Napoli for dinner. I picked up my colognes and thought I’d write the notes here for reference: Winter Day: Top notes: bergamot, tangerine, marjoram, artemisia, rosemary Middle notes: geranium, jasmine, clove, coriander, thyme Base notes: leather, sandalwood,… Read more

  • On Our Way to Positano

    March 26, 2023 by

    We’re on our way to Positano to pick up my bespoke colognes. We’ve picked up my custom trench coats in Sorrento and they fit incredibly well. The tailor says they’re weatherproof and waterproof and the style is even classier than my London Fog trenchcoats, so I’m very impressed. The fit is out of this world.… Read more

  • Stoicism – Don’t Be So Reachable

    March 26, 2023 by

    Amelie is very concerned about the amount of paperwork she’s going to have when she gets back to Canada. I’m not worried at all. I study Stoicism, the philosophy that we should only care about what we can control and anything out of our control should not be cared about. Stoicism employs the virtues of… Read more

  • On Our Way to Sorrento, Positano

    March 26, 2023 by

    We’re on our way to Sorrento and Positano this morning. I didn’t write when we got up because I was too tired to write. I’m still tired now and it’s going to be a long day. We got up late and we have to visit the trenchcoat maker and the perfumer today. We’ve had room… Read more

  • Back at the Hotel

    March 25, 2023 by

    We’re back at the hotel in Naples where we’ll be spending the night before we take off for the Amalfi coast by van tomorrow. We ate at Trattoria Don Vincenzo tonight and the food was delicious again. The owner remembered Amelie and I which was wonderful. I told her I wanted to buy 10 bottles… Read more

  • WTF is a Trattoria? / The Shoemaker

    March 25, 2023 by

    A trattoria, according to a waiter at Trattoria Castel Nuovo where we just ate, is an inexpensive Italian restaurant that serves traditional Italian food at very low prices. A ristorante (what I thought a restaurant was) is usually far more expensive and doesn’t offer a traditional fare. Even Amelie didn’t know what it meant, but… Read more

  • Breakfast and the Tailor

    March 25, 2023 by

    We found a little hole in the wall to have breakfast at this morning. I didn’t mark down the name of it, but it was very tiny and the sign outside said, “trattoria” whatever that means (I’ve seen it a lot and assume it means something like restaurant, but restaurant in Italian is ristorante, so… Read more

  • Good Morning from Napoli!

    March 25, 2023 by

    Good Morning from Napoli, Italy. The sun is up and it’s 13C (55F) outside. It’s coolish, but should warm up this afternoon. We’ve got to go to the tailor and the shoemaker today. Then, this evening, we’re going to go to that little restaurant we discovered last time we were here. I’m hoping the owner… Read more

  • Landed and at the Hotel

    March 24, 2023 by

    We’re in the hotel in Napoli. I’m surprised, but we have the same room that Amelie and I had last time we were here. Jennifer and I are staying in this room and Amelie has a separate room to herself. I finally (after almost 2 years) figured out what I love most about Jennifer. She… Read more

  • Dinner Aboard the Jet

    March 24, 2023 by

    We’ve had dinner aboard the jet. Our appetizer was shrimp toast which was fantastic. Our main course was penne pasta with shrimp, crab, and a garlic glaze. We had Caesar salad after that. For dessert, we had ice cream. We drank a very good Italian wine with dinner, I just can’t remember the name of… Read more

  • Lunch and an Email

    March 24, 2023 by

    We’ve had lunch and it was fantastic. We started with cream of mushroom soup, with shaved roast beef with gravy, whipped potatoes with gravy, and sauteed wax beans as our main. Dessert was a glass of Champagne and a date square. I absolutely love date squares. I emailed my financial advisor about buying laundromats and… Read more

  • Tea With Honey

    March 24, 2023 by

    When I set the jet up to be rented out, I insisted that they have Yorkshire Gold Tea on board. They just poured me a cup and put top quality honey in it and it’s just fabulous, so I’m going to drink tea with honey from now on instead of sugar. Time for lunch! -VIS

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