We were thinking we would set off for Italy next week, we want to be there before Easter, and no we definitely won’t be using P&O ferries. However our lovely stop off in the champagne region isn’t available on the date we want and the weather forecast isn’t great. So it’s the week after which gives me time to consider what we need to take for maybe 7 months away.Today in Yorkshire it’s 2 degrees and snowing, flakes keep drifting past the balcony doors and the hills have a dusting of white, how can I contemplate shorts and t shirts and flip flops. But I can think about seeing Grigio and Enrico, who won’t be pleased to know I have already bought their worming tablets. It’s more than 4 months since we have seen them, bless their hearts it shouldn’t be much longer. As far as we know they are still well and together, just hang on a little bit longer kitties you’ll soon be relaxing in the garden while MrFF tackles the terrace repairs.