Saturday, 31 March 2012
It’s Mothers’ Day, and casting my eye around the nest it feels particularly empty. Moss is beginning to wear thin here and there and protruding twigs make their presence known, where once feathery down nurtured my happy brood. Softly, a card falls on to the ‘welcome’ mat by the door and opening it carefully, I read the message inside, “ For Mothers’ Day, your daughter Katie would like to buy you an air ticket, to spend a weekend with her anywhere in the world!”
Collecting our hire car at the airport, the scene is set for our Tuscan adventure. The helpful assistant behind the counter, upgrades us to a sporty white Fiat with a sunroof! Wishing us, “Buone Vacanze!” he sends us on our way with a cheeky Italian wink!