Thomas has a problem. He is worried about us. He is worried we don't get out enough. He does, he's 16, he goes out regularly - all good clean teenage fun (I am SURE!!). But now he's worried about us - he had a conversation with his dad last weekend who told him that maybe things didn't work out between him and me because we didn't have much of a couple life - that isn't why things didn't work out - not at all - but it has got Thomas wondering, and worrying,- Robert and I don't go out a lot, evening life in Italy starts so late, the cinema doesn't finish until gone 11, if you go our for a drink after dinner you don't go until well past 9, if you do any sort of activity (dancing etc) that agian doesn't start til way past 9 - and I am just too tired. I can't do it. After a day of work etc etc it is just too much. and the same goes for Robert. But now work has calmed down a bit, I am not collapsing on the sofa at 9 each evening, Robert isn't travelling all over the north east of Italy and sleeping away 3 nights a week, and the summer evenings are already upon us .....so Thomas will have his wish - we will be going out more, we already are - roll on summer is all I say..
And on a completely different note.... Leo - he made it into the paper!!!!! He has no idea how happy he made me - my Italian son in my old local paper - it means more than he will ever know (although I have to say I wish they hadn't used the photo of him in his flat cap.......)