I am loving the bright bougainvillea cascading over balconies and white washed walls, spilling out onto winding cobblestone streets. I can see myself in a sundress and leather sandals, straw basket in hand, heading off to the local village for supplies. One of my favourite things about travelling are the quaint villages, meeting the locals and shopping for groceries. Over the years I have taught myself French and Italian - there is also five years of schoolgirl German and a smattering of Spanish so I love babbling on with the local shop keepers ordering cheese, bread, fresh fruit and veg. They love it - this bubbly girl from the other side of the world chatting away - they don't even fuss about the rusty grammar, I just smile, wave my arms around and they know what I mean!!