Sometimes you look forward to something and it can be a disappointment – not so Pompeii. It was as amazing as I thought it would be, but for the little things. Like the bollards to prevent chariots getting through (in case you wondered why I took a picture of square stones!) I hadn’t realised that I was going to walk down a shopping street, see the Roman equivalent of store fronts and fast food stalls and get a real sense of how the ordinary people live. Churches and palaces show you the rich – Pompeii showed me how I might have lived.