As I write the girls are on their way to Lake Como with my uncle and aunt. They flew at 2.30 am from Abu Dhabi and landed in Milan this morning. Olivia said she was tired (possibly the first time she has ever admitted it) whereas Bea was totally overjoyed with the “beautiful houses and colours”.
It was scary seeing them go although the Etihad lady who took care of them couldn’t have been nicer. And half an hour after we saw them walk through security we had a text message saying: ‘Dear Mr and Mrs Wright your lovely girls have boarded the plane and are now in the care of the aircraft staff.’ Amazing. Rupert replied saying thank you and he got one back saying ‘happy to be of service.’ Here is a picture of them at the airport before they left.
But back to Italy….after Lake Como, the girls are going to Venice, then Rimini then Rome where they will stay with my mother. We won’t see them again until we are reunited by another lake in the Savoie. I will really miss them but I think they will have a magnificent time and they are lucky to be away from this heat. As well as seeing things in Italy (like Lake Como) that I haven’t even seen yet.
I think Bea’s artistic streak is already waking up, while her sister sleeps.
Copyright: Helena Frith Powell 2009
They look absolutely beautiful! You’re brave to let them off on their own, I still can’t bring myself to part with a 17 and a 16 year old! Not that a whole lot of opportunities arise, but they were invited to their cousins in the US last year, maybe I’ll let them go next year.
If your aunt, uncle or mother are short of company, I’ll gladly have my photo taken at the airport and go on a plane by myself!