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Sunday 7th. July at La Mandriola A day to relax and drink wine! This was a lovely day, we ate another delicious breakfast which we ate alone as no-one else seemed to be around. We thought this day would be an anticlimax but this was not the case. We think we felt that we had achieved our objectives we had set all those months ago and could now relax. We wandered around the ‘farm’ as we called La Mandriola, we slept, took photos and generally did very little but soak up the peace, tranquillity and relaxing atmosphere of this amazing place!! We remember we ate a whole melon, one that I had bought the night before, and it was delicious – we drank more La Mandriola wine and rested some more and feasted on the goodies we bought yesterday Monday 8th. July – Off to Pisa Monday was another day of travel! We breakfasted on the last of Daniela’s lovely breakfasts, and then went upstairs, packed, and took our last look around what had been the most wonderful holiday home. At breakfast we had learned from our ‘groupies’ that Giancarlo did not have a credit card facility. We had now fully adopted the ‘Tuscan Way’ and so it was nessun problemo’ for us to go and get the cash to pay our bill. This meant that we would have to make a journey into the only cash point in Lajatico. We tracked down Giancarlo to tell him we would be going into town to get the cash and he simply said “Like before” waving a piece of paper showing our deposit by bank transfer and uttering “nessun prolemo”!!

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