Ten day weather forecast for Florence has started to look a little questionable. The weather has been fiercely hot for the past month or two and it might be just about set to break. I do hope not. Exactly that happened when I visited three years ago with my son; south of the Alps it just poured.
Major issue could be developing around the staggering amount of clothes Susan is accumulating. If I am not careful I might have to leave my new collapsible bucket behind! One positive is that even she realises things are getting slightly out of control. Clothes are arriving on a daily basis via an assortment of web sites. It was less easy when she actually had to leave the house to shop. Mind you, she managed pretty well then too!
Irrespective of the potential weather at the off or forecast, one simply has to leave in a bright and shining vehicle. After an attempted weekend buff up when the rain arrived immediately after a wash and leather I am left till Wednesday, the day before we leave, for a final polish up to our usual concours winning standard. Then all I have to do now is squeeze in all of the aforementioned clothes, photo gear, maps and Euro regulatory paraphernalia and we shall be ready. Thursday morning the 6th September is the off.