It wasn't all about seeing the sights on our European holiday.
Trying as many local foods as possible was a big part of the experience. We ate some superb food, some of which is pictured here.
This was followed by poached winter fruits with frozen vanilla yoghurt and smashed honeycomb.
Our elegant afternoon tea at the Ritz Hotel in London included this delectable selection. So good. Just as well we were doing plenty of walking in London!
On our last night in London, we ate the best traditional pub meal: beer-battered haddock with chips and smashed peas, and cider to drink. Delicious, but didn't photograph well in the dimly lit pub.
We ate incredible cake in Germany.
In Rome, we ate pizza at a restaurant with a view of the Colosseum. The pizza was, I think, the third or fourth course in a five course meal. What a night that was!
As with the pasta sauces in Italy, less is more when it came to Pizza. Toppings were light and simple.
We drank many, many espressos in Italy, and C found a long-sought-after Cannoli in Florence.
In Switzerland, we ate bread and potato dipped in the most amazing cheese fondue.
Followed by equally amazing chocolate fondue.
There were, of course, a couple of less than memorable meals during our European tour - only to be expected, I suppose, when they are being mass produced at hotels for several tour groups. Fortunately, the excellent meals outweighed the bad.
And no, I haven't forgotten to mention the food we ate in France.
That will be a whole other blog post!