posted 2 Sep 2018 13:32, edited 2 Sep 2018 13:32
Skip sorrento and go to capri or positano, much more to see and do. Would recommend renting a boat there.
Pompeii is worthless without an audio tour. You're looking at piles of stones with no idea what they are without one. Seeing the vesuvius is ok, wouldn't recommend it myself.
Colosseum for me was a let down as a huge part of it is rebuild and tbh the view was nicer for me from the outside. Found the vatican/sistine chapel stunning and worth the queue.
posted 2 Sep 2018 13:42, edited 2 Sep 2018 13:42
I thought the Colosseum was great, definitely worth buying advanced tickets to avoid an hour queue (on top of the actual entrance queue).
The forum was a bit underwhelming without a guide.
2 Sep 2018 13:45
I normally don’t bother with audio guides but definitely recommend for the colloseum and forum as mentioned above. We downloaded some free podcasts ones which were pretty decent
posted 17 Nov 2018 01:40, edited 17 Nov 2018 01:40
Best; brought our little girl home on Tuesday - first child and there's been some amazing moments already - totally smitten - can already feel she's the best thing we've ever done
Not 'worst' but the sleep deprivation is hitting hard, We knew it was gonna be tough, did all the NCT classes etc but it's a rollercoaster! Mrs is breastfeeding and getting sore, it's constant and I really feel for her, we are going to get some advice from midwife tomorrow, check all the positioning etc
does anyone have any good tips for supporting partner? Thanks
17 Nov 2018 12:55
Thanks so much, we just had a visit from the midwife and she's really put our minds at rest - last night was hard and I think we just felt like we weren't getting it right! It's crazy how up and down it can be - this week has gone so fast too
The midwives have been incredible all the way, they have helped us get the breast feeding position right again - for anyone else I would definitely advise using the help that's available.
17 Nov 2018 13:47
Yeah enjoy it mate. Gets a bit hard at times but life is so much better with the wee'uns in it.
17 Nov 2018 19:17
Congrats and big up the NHS in these situations
17 Nov 2018 20:46
Definitely - all the way along they have been incredible! everyone we've had contact with has just been so supportive, I've been amazed at how much care is available. We were also asked if we would be happy to be 'case loaded' by a student midwife, we were initially a bit unsure but so glad we did as she has been really invested and I would definitely recommend doing it to anyone in that situation