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The Island of Capri

I lived in the Napoli, Italia twice for a total of six years as a young child and young teenager.
So far that has made it the longest place I have lived anywhere on earth in my lifetime.
One of my favourite things about Napoli is the islands off its coast: Capri, Ischia, and Procida.
Today for Travel Thursday I am going to take you on a tour of Capri.
The Island of Capri is one of a few islands off of the bay of Napoli that you can visit.  While I also highly recommend Ischia, the bigger island of Capri has so much to offer. 
See the island from the the outside on a boat tour that can give you a close and personal look at the infamous Blue Grotto. 
The island is quite large and I do not recommend trying to cram it all into a few hours.  Spend the whole day at Capri and enjoy it at your leisure taking in all the wonders the island has to share. Buses are also available if your feet get tired from the walking.  
There are many passageways and if you do not have a map it can be easy to get a bit turned around. Do not fret if you do.  There are a lot of beautiful sights to behold along the journey, like these handmade ceramic street signs.  Even the signs for the electric and gas lines were made in the same fashion. How italian. 
We went to Capri last time in August and the blooming flowers with their pops of colour in the mass of green were quite pleasing to the eye.  
If you decide to forgo transportation you can easily get around on foot. Just be cautious of the mopeds. 
We passed a lot of beautiful private gardens on our walk, including this one with a beautiful fountain. 
I reccomend earlier in the day making your way to see the infamous Grotto Azzurra, the Blue Grotto.  If you get there too late and the tide is is you will not be able to go inside. You get to ride in a little row boat inside the grotto and trust me it is not to be missed! 
You can also enjoy a bite to eat and a refreshing drink at the small cafe near the entrance to embarking towards the Grotto. Then walk up the hill and get a view from down below. 
Whether you plan to soak up the sun on a boat tour or get in a work out hiking around the island, it is one place you will not forget.  As glamorous as life in Capri can be, remember sensible walking shoes,  your hat and sun protection. 

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Field Trip Pt. I: Cuckfield Museum

Today was a field trip for Maddox with his class from school. Since this was his first field trip for me to attend with him, it was quite a special trip.  We were a little early arriving to school, so we played a game of chutes and ladders while waiting for his classmates to arrive.  We took the mini bus to Cuckfield (pronounced ‘cook-field’) and went to the Cuckfield Museum.  The boys were very eager to see the actual dinosaur bones and fossils found right here in this area of England.  Afterwards they got to see the collection of historical items which include a lot of vintage toys.  The boys had been learning about toys from various parts of the world in class.  They got to take a turn playing with some of the old fashion toys.  We did a walk through where the boys got to learn information about different pieces in the museum and what they were once used for many years ago.  
Maddox reading a Biff & Chip book before leaving on the field trip.
Maddox beating me at Snakes & Ladders before class begun.
An old riding bridle and chest.
Fossils and Bones.
A bell that run the bell at the church. 
An old vintage Noah’s Ark toy set
A finding from Cuckfield
A key that was for the chapel that I thought looked very cool.
A vintage board game, much like monopoly
A vintage bear, sheep, and doll dated 100 years old. 
A dinosaur collection of findings from Cuckfield.
Maddox having a go at an old European lawn game of Skittles.
Bed warmer for the fireplace. 
The Dinosaur collection at the Museum.
The boys with the curator of the Museum. 
Vintage shoes and clothes.
Maddox learning how to play a game. 
Doing the tour of the Museum. 
Checking out a dinosaur egg shell under the glass.
An old clock face. 
The boys looking at the old toys.
Magnifying glass.
Lawn game of Skittles