If we hadn't found this wonderful hotel in Switzerland I don't think I'd have been in a fit state to blog today. Our travel plans have gone remarkably well, smooth 7 hour journey to Dover and a couple of hours on the ferry found us in misty confussing France at 5 am. We seemed to drive and drive, through France. Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany. We stopped and slept a little but kept eating up the miles. Finally last night we needed somewhere to sleep and off the motorways we found a beautiful little Baroque Swiss town, a hotel with good rooms and a terrace beside the river. Showers, food and lots of sleep, we feel so much better and today we drive to Tuscany having completed the major part of this journey. Its been horrible I admit, just travel really, I've completed a sock but not felt much like knitting, really I wanted sleep. So about 400 miles to cover, 3 nights with Carlo and then about 300 miles to Lazio. Lets not think about the journey back, we are almost in Italy, the weather is gorgeous, flipflops are on, we are on holiday.