The last two weeks have been rather disappointing for me as I have been hoping to head over to Abruzzo and begin sourcing builders and architects to begin my renovation. Three weekends ago I had some uncertainty about work commitments and once it was too late to book flights found out I could have gone over. Last weekend, I was also hoping to head away but was unfortunately struck down by one of those ‘that time of the year’ colds or flus that complete throw you from your ability to do ANYTHING!
And then there was this weekend – the week okayed to be off work, a catch-up with friends arranged on Monday in Florence and what happens? Strikes by truck drivers in Italy protesting incoming austerity measures by the Italian Technocratic Government has caused many shortages including something I need to get around the countryside and that’s petrol. While I could be certain my rental car would be received with a full tank I was not so sure I could be assured of being able to refill it. Furthermore I was going to fly out this afternoon and with strikes scheduled in the afternoon at the airports in Rome I could not guarantee this would cause a knock-on effect for flights coming in once it was over. And, on top of this quite wintery weather including heavy snow has been forecasted until at least the middle of next week and I am not too sure I wanting to be fumbling around with unfamiliar things like chains for a vehicle while my hands turn blue with ice!
Fingers crossed all will be well by next weekend – there are rumours the petrol stations will be on […]