Above Mrs MDS's bed hangs an Edouard Manet, a print of one of his many oil on canvas scenes of Venice.
One of Mrs MDS's all time favourite films is Summer Madness or Summertime (1955) starring Katharine Hepburn and directed by David Lean. Set in Venice it is a tale of a lonely American woman finding romance. Summertime was the original title of the film and remains so in the UK but Summer Madness became the US release title. However, there was no madness involved merely a beautiful setting and fabulous clothes.
Anyway, Mrs MDS is off to Venice for her hols en famille. Keep your fingers crossed she can lose them all for 5 mins to replicate Katharine Hepburn for a moment!