Last night the kids had their best night sleep this trip. All the action from our past eleven-day tour of Italia had caught up with us. After our 04:00 alarm clock went off we tried our best to pack our bags quietly without waking the bambinos (our new favourite word). We eventually had to wake up Lachnado, we never thought we would be writing those words. It was a short shuttle ride to the airport. Eloise was not happy “no, not home Dad, no! New home day, don’t want to go home”. After reminding Eloise there are more playgrounds in Glasgow she happily followed. Milan has three main airports, it was busy checking in at Bergamo Airport at 05:00 but we were eventually on the way home with €19 tickets. The kids were pretty good on the flight, three hours is about their limit. Lachnado did his usual morning yoga routine but then slept the majority of the flight, he must take after his Dad.
After the usual musical chairs on the plane, we all touched down in the home of the knighted penguin, it was nice to feel cool again as we made our way home.
For those of you new to Fensoms in Kilts, welcome! You have just missed a doozy week and a half of posts. But have no fear, we have provided a speedy recap for you below to enjoy.
Once home, the kids went about their way clogging about and catching up with all their “babies”, Eloise had plenty of stories for “Kowawa”, “Dino” and “Roo”. Lachlan was reunited with his favourite Donkey on a stick, he seriously loves it Emma and Jo.
We needed food as Eloise Six Meals A Day Fensom was starving, “I’m really hungry Mum, not a little bit hungry, really hungry Mum”.
It was nice to be home after an adventure we are never going to forget. We all had so much fun touring through Italia. It was certainly a cultural experience, the history and food were second to none. Super Mum’s favourite moment was the gondola ride in Venice, Liam is still in awe at the Colosseum in Rome, Eloise enjoyed the ice cream and spaghetti and Lachlan enjoyed socialising with the nonnas. The buildings, ruins and history of Italy are remarkable, even if that does not tickle your fancy, the food is exceptional. There were times we were unsure if Lachnado would ever leave Italy. Travelling with bambinos is a juggle at times but on the whole, we were impressed with how adaptable they were. Especially as we pushed them to the limit with the heat. If we had stayed any longer Eloise would have turned blonde, Liam also had an impressive sock tan.
Exhausted, it was a dinner in front of the television kind of night. We were a bit concerned about how Lachlan would respond to seeing a bowl with no spaghetti in it. Thankfully he still loves sweet potato.
By the sounds of things we had timed our return to the UK well as “UK airlines have been told to cancel flights they can’t deliver this summer to stop a rerun of May’s travel chaos”. Meanwhile, “Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has unveiled what she called a “refreshed” case for independence… Ms Sturgeon was launching the first of a series of papers setting out the case to break away from the UK”.