We had a hot and busy summer, and Paul was very pleased as he managed to recruit some extra helpers to assist him with chores around Tre Cancelle.
Firstly our cousin’s son Alex volunteered to come and lend a hand for a week, and his stay coincided with a visit from our youngest grandson, Aneurin, and his Mum Emma. Paul soon put them to work !!!
More fencing was required as Pino, our horse, was becoming a dab hand at escaping from his enclosure on a regular basis. There was lots of wood to be collected from the groves, from the trees that had been pruned back in the Spring. Both Emma and Alex worked like Trojans, despite the heat, and little Aneurin did his bit too by helping to fill up the wood shed.
We were happy to welcome the return of the White family, who are regular visitors to Tre Cancelle. (You may recall that they helped us last summer when a wild fire came dangerously close to our olive grove) – https://trecancelle.wordpress.com/2012/08/08/146-fire-at-tre-cancelle-august-2012/
Sadly Andrew could not make it this time, as he was recovering from heart surgery. Jenny and the girls, Caitlin, Niamh and Bethan thoroughly enjoyed helping to look after Aneurin and fussing over Max, who had recently become a house dog, having been bullied by one of our adoptees, ie Henry.
Once again the pool came into its own ……..
Many happy evenings were enjoyed whilst dining together “al fresco”. One evening Emma gave a cookery lesson for the girls and they all made pizza …..
Very tasty it was too !!!
We managed to fit in a quick visit to Atina with them all ……
and a quick visit to see cousins Mario and Mara.
Sadly too soon it was time for the Whites to make their way home.
We wish you could have stayed longer !!!
Meanwhile we enjoyed some more extra special time with Aneurin and Emma.
Cheeky Monkey !!!
Thank you to everyone for making our Summer such a happy one !!!
All photos by me © Louise Shapcott