A herbalist abroad? Mr HH just celebrated a “Round Birthday” with a trip to Venice. There’s something nice about walking through an airport to find your name on a placard and be whisked off to your hotel.

Venice is lovely! With a Venice card you can take the bus and the Vaporetti (river bus) or walk everywhere – and we did. Took me a couple of days to work out, Venetians don’t really have gardens so remember to look up at the window boxes. There are beautiful little green spaces tucked away (but that’s another post.) Not very good at taking pictures of buildings but hope these give a flavour of this water-filled city…

Everywhere you look are historical buildings, more art than you can shake a stick at, and beautiful churches. Buy the Chorus pass and use the Venice card. Remember to eat at the cafe bars – SO much cheaper!