Since then, other than our family holidays, my husband has gone away with Nick on gardening/cycling trips and I have gone with Laura on shopping/sightseeing trips. This Summer we will all be together with our children. It will be their daughter Molly's first trip to Abruzzo/Italy.
|How I love these hills and mountains. Abruzzo|
We are all driving down together and have got walkie-talkies for the children to talk to each other on the journey. My eldest son, who will be 7 soon, is incredibly excited to show Molly around. Our soon-to-be 3 year old, is saying 'go Italy, go Mountains' two, or three times a day whilst running in circles.
|Hey, Figlio! That's my cappuccino!|
Abruzzo is a pretty unique part of Italy and our friends have grown to love it too.
We will visit places old, familiar and loved.
|I love these trees in Serramonacesca, one of our favourite villages|
|Our eldest son, taking in one of his favourite views. Majella, Abruzzo|
We will find something new. Always something new to discover in Abruzzo. This was our find, below, last Summer.
|View from Rocca Calascio, L'Aquila, Abruzzo|
One of the nicest things, however, will be sitting on the patio in the evening, whilst the children play, talking and laughing as we watch the sun set on the mountains.
We have been through change of job, engagements, weddings, miscarriages, babies and house moves together, as the trials and tribulations of having a house built in Abruzzo played out. Our friendship is just a little bit older than our relationship with this beautiful region!
"Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down." - Oprah Winfrey