I spent a few days in Rome before travelling with Judy McLellan to Art & Soul Retreat in Pienza, Tuscany. We created wonderful Fabric Memory books taught by Lesley Riley http://www.lalasland.com/. The holiday was just such a dream come true for me - I'd never done anything like this before but I'm so glad that I did. The talented group of women I met were so inspiring and I hope that I might see some of them again if Glenny can arrange for Art & Soul in Scotland 2009!
Rome was amazing, when I arrived I caught a taxi from Termini station to my hotel - Hotel Columbus, which Judy and I had booked online - it did say it was near St Peters Basilica but I just didn't think it would be that close - about 3 mins walk away. After I found my way to my room and unpacked I went for a walk, then just sat in St. Peters Square watching people go by - it was so surreal - I couldn't really believe I was there.