Our neighbours were beginning to take advantage of some dry weather to make a start on picking up the olives, something we've never cultivated ourselves, as well as gathering produce on their vegetable plots, especially the tomatoes.
Instead we had the pleasure of our grandson's visit and took a break from gardening and housework to take him out and about. It was a short visit so we made the most of it and thankfully there was only one morning when we had rain during his stay. We also have the advantage of keeping the car on the road, although it's now quite old and it had to go into the garage for attention for a day during that time. It's cheaper to pay the taxes and insurance than hire a car every time we go to Italy, although as time goes by it will become less reliable.
There's plenty of interest to see locally and on the day trip to Rome we travelled into the city by train. On that day our grandson measured on an app that we'd walked 12 kilometres around some of the historic centre. Mr. P. didn't come that day as he stayed home to sort out the repair to the car and to have a rest as he's unable to walk long distances because of a hip and back problem. He would have happily come with us, but getting the car back running took priority and we knew it would be best for him to relax at home at the same time.
Here are a set of photos of our time out and about in the local small towns:-
|time for a coffee and a hot chocolate drink for our grandson|
Some relatives came over in an evening and we also
went to their home in the old village where
the houses have been converted into cozy, comfortable homes.
Thank you for your kind comments welcoming me back to blogging. It will take me a while to get back into it and catch up with all your news and leave comments on your blogs. At the moment I'm trying to sort out my many photos so that I can write up this blog journal. I hope you're having a good week and wish you all the best if you're not so well as it's certainly a transition time regarding temperature and weather in some places and it's easy to feel under-the-weather.