So as you know we successfully made it to our accommodation last night. A few people have emailed me suggesting that all the problems we’ve had might be taking the shine off. Quite the contrary actually!

The longer we spend in Italy the less we come to expect from it in reliability terms. So we just plan more contingencies than should be necessary. Just think “what’s the worst case?” and plan for it. Now we understand that, it’s really no sweat.

We are currently sat outside with a wonderful view across a valley near San Ginesio towards some pretty big, snow capped mountains. It is raining today! Such a relief. The temperature is just touching 22c and we can sit outside without dripping sweat!

Might go for a swim in the rain later – who knows?!

Speak soon. Bye!