Thursday, 9 July 2020
That’s not all the happy news. My garden is fine, a few plants in pots are lost but nothing important, lemon, orange, plumbago and bougainvillea are all fine, my kiwi is four times the size it was last year. Now I shall be much relaxed about constant attention and watering, the plants seem to know how to survive. Mario had cut the grass, strimmed the orchard and swept around, his wife and daughter had cleaned the house. We had expected the worst after months of neglect, their kindness is overwhelming.
Yesterday Giovanni and his wife called by, it’s so nice to see them but we are being very cautious and keeping our distance. After driving through 4 countries, using hotels, motorway services etc we want to make sure we are ok and not pass anything to others. We are semi isolating for a couple of weeks and limiting out contacts. It won’t be normal after that but up here on the mountain with our cats and our land around us it does feel brilliant.