We've been back in Italy for over a week now and probably had more than seven days of pure idleness. The weather has been gorgeous, sunny and warm, and our days have gone something like this. Early morning tea, breakfast on the terrace, move to the easy chairs, perhaps a glass of juice around mid morning, lunch, usually a little snooze, tea and cake late afternoon then dinner and a bit of telly. Lots of reading and chatting, some days a walk down to the village for coffee or an afternoon visit for ice cream. All very very relaxing, I imagine a cruise must be like this, flitting from one meal to the next and sitting around in between. We were so busy in Scotland the two weeks we were home but the conservatory roof was fixed and all the lovely new energy efficient glass installed, such a relief to get the work done and we seemed to run out of steam when it was over.
This can't go on, for one thing whilst I have plenty of reading material, three books finished so far, I've knitted almost two pairs of socks, I only have enough yarn for four more pairs and I must have knitting for the long drive home. So I've been gardening to keep me away from the needles and Mr FF is forming plans for his next project here. Fortunately it's outdoors so I'm spared the dust and disorder, gives him the chance to get his treasured cement mixer out and there is the promise that when it's complete I can buy some large pots to plant up for the newly created area.
So that will keep us occupied until the olives are ready, the cruise is over.