Rome was fabulous. Our little country bumkins so sheltered here in our small fishing town take on a city with awe and ease. They embraced the food and the culture and soaked up the scorching heat. We travelled South to visit the family and I love the huge table we always crowd around, that’s never quite big enough for us all, so we sit knee to knee enjoying food Nonna makes, we chat, we laugh lots, in true Italian style voices are raised and the world is put to rights. I love these holidays, I love seeing the flower girls joining in and embracing the culture we have tried so hard not to lose. As the days go on they get louder and more free and I love it. The sea is warm and the sand is hot, we spend lazy beach days and the kids play. Italy we love you and will visit again soon.