I've been invited to go on a family holiday on the Amalfi coast in a few weeks and am looking forward to renting boats and exploring random islands, catching up on the reading and eating an unsafe amount of food.
I haven't been to Italy for a few years. Until recently I hadn't been on any family holidays at all since a holiday with one alpha male and four alpha females can end in tears and most likely, a Borgia-style temper tantrum outside the Duomo.
So, with the idea that holidays are battlefields, I'll be channelling photographer, model and muse Lee Miller . GI tailoring, well-groomed hair, a camera glued to my hip at all times... and a helmet for any food missiles that might come my way.