The days are moving so swiftly and I've been delaying booking my ticket for various reasons. Last time I went - I did some extra touring... I spent a few days in Roma with Jenny and stayed on a bit in Orvieto so that I could make the most of being in Europe. It's such a luxury to be there and it's so far, I have to make the most of it. Who knows when I will be lucky enough to do this again. I was having fears that I would be just heading straight in and straight out of Orvieto this year.
But in the last week or two there have been some changes, my sweet roomy, Betty decided to withdraw from Italy, mainly for her Mom and being away from her at this time, just isn't viable. And my sweet friend Renee was coming after all. And to cut a long story short and in a quick space of time - Renee and I spoke a lot in the past few days and we decided to try match our flight arrivals so we can travel into Orvieto together. After much too-ing and fro-ing - we booked quickly (thanks to Renee's quickness), we are going to Venice for two days and Florence for a day or two before Orvieto! In hide-sight, I'm so pleased I delayed on booking my ticket because now I know exactly how to book, when and where and my return too.
I'm still heartsore about my Betty Roomy not coming and my Jenny travel buddy from last time and sweet Sharon, who stayed on with me in 2012. We are also waiting to hear if beautiful Lorraine will be well enough to travel too... we are trusting for so much on this trip... but I know too that everything happens how it's meant to be. Trusting for some miracles.