The little ones (now not so little) had grown so much and are developing well. Jamie, aged 6, is very inquisitive and incredibly interested in numbers and computers. Tommy, aged 5, is more sporty and especially good at ball games, being remarkably co-ordinated for his age.
We took the boys down to the beach most days, the sand was so hot that it scorched the tender soles of our feet. During that week the boys learned to swim and hold their breath under water, they were just like little water babies or pescellini – “little fishes”.
Of course the boys loved playing with all the dogs and helped us to bath all 9 of them. Yet, too soon their holiday was over and on the morning of their departure, as we drove out of the driveway, Tommy burst into tears holding his head in his hands, sobbing uncontrollably at the thought of having to leave dear old Barney behind.
After they had gone the house at “Tre Cancelle” seemed far too quiet, however our next set of visitors were soon to arrive, so once again there was plenty to keep us busy.