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An Italian holiday with mum and Ultrasun


Hello there

How are you?  I am just back from Italy where I had a lovely few days with my mum so I thought in this week’s blog I would share a few holiday piccies with you.

Mum and I stayed at a little town called Minori on the Amalfi Coast. Lovely little place and actually staying in a quieter place turned out to be a good idea as it was wonderful to return back there after a busy day out sightseeing.

We were blessed with good weather for most of the trip and we spent our time getting boat trips to various places along the Amalfi Coast including Ravello and Positano, as well as the city of Amalfi itself which was so majestic!


Being in Italy of course the food is out of this world and as well as the usual pizza and pasta and gelato, mum and I also had delicious fish and chicken dishes, many of them cooked with the famous Amalfi lemons, yum!

You can also see a picture of my holiday toiletry bag, I always like sharing what products I take away with me and of course my trusted Ultrasun. Once again I was tanning safely but have come back with a lovely glowing tan!

holiday products



Highlights of the trip were:

– Having quality time with my mum and in one of the pics you can see us outside the hotel at sunset where we would often have a drink, reflect on the day and enjoy some quiet time together.

craig and mum

– Meeting Jackie Kabler and her husband for a lovely lunch in Positano with a view to die for. We had so much fun and we were saying how lucky we feel having a great place to work where our colleagues become friends.

Craig, mum and Jackie

– Taking in Ravello, the highest town, anywhere on the Amalfi coast. Walking back to the coast it was over 1200 steps down – not easy on the legs but the views made it totally worth it!


Have you been to this part of Italy? Do you have any holiday plans? Leave me a comment below, I’d love to hear from you.

Much love and holiday hugs




  1. Ellie Mitchell June 14, 2016 at 11:23 am -  Reply

    Hi Craig!

    Oh your holiday looked amazing!!! The weather looked lovely too.

    So glad you had a lovely break. I’ve never been to Italy so I must try and go one day.

    Look forward to your next blog.

    Ellie x

    • Craig Rowe June 18, 2016 at 8:59 am -  Reply

      Hi Ellie!

      Thanks so much 4 ur message and sorry for the delay! I had such a lovely time thanks. I really do suggest u try and visit one day, it’s beautiful.

      Take care

      Craig x

  2. Clare June 14, 2016 at 12:23 pm -  Reply

    Portrait picture =YMCA lol!

    • Clare June 17, 2016 at 8:54 am -  Reply

      OOh – I mean’t to do one of these ;-)

    • Craig Rowe June 18, 2016 at 9:00 am -  Reply

      Hey Clare!

      Thx for ur message! Ok it is pretty YMCA! Lol



  3. ada e newton June 14, 2016 at 1:37 pm -  Reply

    So nice of you to share Craig x

    • Craig Rowe June 18, 2016 at 9:01 am -  Reply

      Hi Ada!

      Thanks for your comment. You’re welcome, hope you enjoyed reading.


      Craig x

  4. Pam Segers June 14, 2016 at 2:43 pm -  Reply

    Hi Craig so glad that you had a good time in what I think is one of the most beautiful parts of Italy. Reading your blog brought back so many good memories of the time I stayed in the area many years ago.

    • Craig Rowe June 18, 2016 at 9:35 am -  Reply

      Hi Pam.

      Thanks for ur comment. Yes it’s such a beautiful place. I’m glad to hear my blog reminded you of your wonderful trip there :-).

      Take care.

      Craig x

  5. Carolyn Sollo June 14, 2016 at 3:13 pm -  Reply

    My husband is Italian and we visit this part of Italy most years. His brother was married in Positano.This is one of my favourite places to visit.Sheer heaven. Hope you get to return some day.

    • Craig Rowe June 18, 2016 at 9:43 am -  Reply

      Hey Carolyn,

      Thanks for your comment. How lovely that you get to visit often! Postiano sounds lovely! I’ll keep that in mind for the next time I go.


      Craig x

  6. Jean Harris June 15, 2016 at 6:12 am -  Reply

    Hi Craig.
    You always seem such a nice guy. I hope kids will take me on holiday sometime! Yes, I have visited Italy many times. We are off to Puglia very soon. Ultrasun ordered!

    • Craig Rowe June 18, 2016 at 9:46 am -  Reply

      Hey Jean!

      Aaah thanks, that’s so nice of you!

      Hope you have a lovely time in Puglia! Sounds lovely! Glad you’ll have your Ultra Sun at the ready!!!

      Have fun!

      Craig x

  7. Carol Rowe June 15, 2016 at 10:21 am -  Reply

    Hi Craig, Thanks for the fantastic hols & pics – so handsome in the Capitano hat. I look forward to many more holidays with my wonderful son !!Mummy

    • Clare June 17, 2016 at 8:52 am -  Reply

      Hi Craig, lovin’ the Mummy comment – she sounds ace!

      Mummy….please tell your son to put down the face creams & do some much needed replies to his fans ! ;-)


      • Craig Rowe June 18, 2016 at 9:58 am -  Reply

        Hey Clare!

        Sorry for delay, I’ve been so hectic since I got back from the holiday! Wouldn’t mind going back! Lol

        Have you got any nice holidays planned?

        Craig x

    • Craig Rowe June 18, 2016 at 9:48 am -  Reply

      Hello Mummy!!!

      Thanks for leaving a comment! Missing our holibobs already! Glad you’ve finally realised its a great hat!! Lol!

      Yeah hope we have many more ahead :-). Love u lots.

      Craig x

  8. Justine Thacker June 15, 2016 at 12:56 pm -  Reply

    Your so blessed, I would love to go to Italy, my all time favourite place to visit. Glad you both enjoyed it, looks fab
    Take care Craig, your a nice chap, and you often make me laugh when your on QVC, especially when you dance, lol cool moves.

    • Craig Rowe June 18, 2016 at 10:09 am -  Reply

      Hi Justine!

      Thanks for your lovely comment! Made me smile! So good someone appreciates my dance moves! Lol.

      Hope you get to go to Italy real soon!

      Take care

      Craig x

  9. Hester Tulloch June 17, 2016 at 12:27 pm -  Reply

    My husband and I went to the Amalfi coast many years ago and it was wonderful can smell it in my head just thinking about it, I lost my husband one year on from that holiday so isn’t it wonderful that you are storing memories with your mum “good son “.

  10. Dorota June 17, 2016 at 1:26 pm -  Reply

    Wow looks amazing fabulous photos! :)

    • Craig Rowe June 18, 2016 at 10:12 am -  Reply

      Hi Dorota!

      Thanks for your comment. Glad you liked the pics. Yeah it was really lovely.


      Craig x

  11. Leonie June 17, 2016 at 10:41 pm -  Reply

    Hi Craig, I loved seeing all your photos….it looks amazing out there. Really happy you had such a lovely time with your mummy. Keep on with the great presenting! xx

    • Craig Rowe June 21, 2016 at 10:30 am -  Reply

      Hi Leonie!

      Thanks for your message. Glad you enjoyed the pics! We really did have such a lovely time! I’m missing it already!

      Hope you’re well.

      Craig x

  12. Craig Rowe June 18, 2016 at 10:11 am -  Reply

    Hello Hester! Thanks for your message. So lovely to hear you loved it there too and very sorry to hear about your husband.

    You must hold some wonderful memories there. Yes it’s lovely creating some wonderful memories with my Mum.

    Thanks and Take care.

    Craig x

  13. Joanna Downey June 20, 2016 at 6:03 am -  Reply

    Buongiorno Craig, What a super blog, you and your mum obviously had a lovely time. We love Italy, in fact it’s been our annual holiday destination since 2000..! We have been to all the major cities, the Lakes and we love Sorrento and the Amalfi coast. However, four years ago we discovered Sicily and she’s my absolute favourite. My husband was watching a BBC programme about the island and within minutes of it ending had booked our holiday to Taormina. This beautiful hilltop town is sublime and the people are a delight. We know that we’re now truly middle-aged because we’re returning to the same hotel for the third consecutive year. Love from Jo x

    • Craig Rowe June 21, 2016 at 10:44 am -  Reply

      Hi Joanna!

      Thanks for your lovely comment. Glad to hear you enjoyed my blog! How amazing that you go yearly! I don’t blame you, it is such a beautiful place!

      Oh that’s so funny! You booked a trip straight after watching it on TV. That is the sort of thing I would do!

      Well hope you have a wonderful trip this year, and please do pop onto my blog and let me know all about it! Always happy to hear!

      Take care

      Craig x

  14. Jill June 20, 2016 at 11:23 am -  Reply

    Great blog as always love to look at your travels!! this partucular blog brought back memories of a school holiday I went on at senior school! We travelled through England, accross on the ferry to France, we took the train through France to our estination in Switzerland. I have a memory of visiting the lakes in Italy (Cant remember where) but it was my first trip abroad!
    This was back in the 70’s and cost about £50!! my father worked for the railways and I was elligable for a small discount. I felt very special and a trail blazer back in the day! I remember feeling a little homesick too. It felt like i was on the other side of the world, although it’s very commonplace now to travel. Showing my age a bit!!

    Happy days, do you have a memory of your very first holiday?

    • Craig Rowe June 21, 2016 at 10:49 am -  Reply

      HI Jill!

      Lovely to hear from you and thanks for your great message! Its lovely to look back on those wonderful memories and you really do have some! How lovely to do all that travelling when you were young :-). Wow! £50! Things are so different now aren’t they?

      We didn’t really go very far when we were young, but my Mum and Nan would always take my Sister and I to Mumbles in Swansea (as that is where they are from) every year. We were usually pretty lucky with the weather and we would have a fantastic time on the beach with our buckets and spade!

      Thanks and hope to hear from you on my next blog.

      Take care. Craig x

  15. Frances Saxby July 17, 2016 at 9:49 am -  Reply

    Hi Craig. Italy is beautiful and I happen to be there the same time as you and Jackie. The scenery is amazing and the pasta is not too bad too! We had a wonderful time to .xx

    • Craig Rowe October 24, 2016 at 10:03 am -  Reply

      Hi Frances!

      Sorry for the late reply! I have just checked some older blogs and didn’t realise I had missed some comments, so very sorry!

      Glad you had a wonderful time! Its so beautiful isn’t it. Plus yes, you cannot beat the pasta! All the food infact :-).

      Thanks and take care

      Craig x

  16. Susan Harris July 30, 2016 at 9:10 pm -  Reply

    Hi Craig
    Love reading your blog. I am a huge fan of the Amalfi Coast and have just come back from a week in Sorrento. I have also visited Positano, Capri and Ravello. All breathtakingly beautiful! I love Italy.Your first holiday memories made me smile as I live in Mumbles, Swansea. As the saying goes; ‘Small world, but I wouldn’t want to clean up after a party!’
    Love reading your blog and your relaxed and cheery personality on QVC is a joy!

    • Craig Rowe October 24, 2016 at 10:06 am -  Reply

      Hi Susan,

      Sorry for the late reply. I’ve just been checking some of my older blogs and discovered I missed a couple of comments so I’m very sorry about that.

      Hope you had a lovely time in Italy! Sorrento is very beautiful so I’m sure you did. How lovely, you live in Mumbles! It is a small world. I absolutely love Mumbles :-).

      Thanks for all your lovely kind words and hope I hear from you on future blogs.

      Have a lovely week.

      Craig x

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