Sunday, July 07, 2013

Great day



We're just ending our first week of our holiday in Tuscany and today has been the best so far.

I'm still not feeling great, with coughing keeping me awake a lot of the night, but I was determined today to enjoy it and off we went on a day trip. We started off driving to Pienza, which is one of my favourite towns, and having a lovely picnic sitting on the wall surrounding the town. We had thought the weather was going to be in danger of a wash out but the sun shone and the temperature rose to over C30 degrees and was lovely. After a wander round the town we then set off to visit a monastery about 20k east of Pienza.

Abbazia di Monte Oliveto Maggiore is run by Benadictine monks and is set in a glorious setting of peace and tranquility. What was really interesting apart from the monastery itself were the people who spoke to us at the beginning.
They wanted signatures and money! They were collecting for a Rehab centre in the village below. Given all the work I have been doing with RehabGrads I found it really interesting to find people here in Italy having the same problem as in Scotland. Getting into rehab! It was nice to chat with them and being able to leave a card with information about RehabGrads. Maybe we can help each other in the future, who knows!

We then had a lovely drive home where we caught the tale-end of the Wimbledon Men's tennis final. I has forgotten about it but given Andy Murray was playing, I shouldn't have! Anyway AM made history and became the first British player to win Wimbledon since Fred Perry back in 1936! An end to a perfect day.

No comments: