Friday, 3 June 2011

La Bianca and Me


I've hardly started my packing list but I've got my wheels!

Getting to our holiday house in Provence by train from Tuscany proved to be impossible. If I was going to get there at all I was going to have to drive. Problem was I didn't think the old Space Star would make it - she certainly wouldn't make it a pleasure. So...... La Bianca, a little diesel engined Fiat Cinquecento, has come into my life.

Now I'm feeling really confident about the drive - solo on the Autostrada and through all those horrible tunnels between Italy and France. First time! Well I'm feeling sort of confident.... almost....



Now I just have to work out how much art material I can squeeze into her dainty boot. And for those of you wondering, no, I'm not sure if Dermott (our Old English Sheepdog) is going to be able to squeeze into the back seat. But that's a question for another day because he's not coming to Provence, it's cats and girls only and apparently he prefers Italian food and he knows he'll get fed all sorts of junk treats while I'm away.

I'll be back with my packing list shortly.

8 comments:

Africantapestry and Myfrenchkitchen said...

she is SOO cute Robyn...I can just see you whp through the traffic with her...may you ywo have a long an d happy (art)life together. I bet Dermot is wondering where on earth he should fit in there!!
Ronelle

martasart said...

Oh what fun you all are going to have! I wish I was going too, but will be content to 'follow along' on this blog. have a fun and safe journey.

Dermott said...

Dermott couldn't give a flying fig.

As for the anthropomorphism ... I've barely survived it, I wish the pile of white-painted metal with an engine inside it the best of Italian luck.

Africantapestry and Myfrenchkitchen said...

Oh Dermott..you're afraid of a little Italian speed...caught you out!!
Ronelle

Dermott said...

Listen, Ronelle, my smallest poo not only dwarfs that miniscule piece of white Italian aluminium foil, it leaves the thing for dead in the speed department. I'm gas-powered, y'see, it's only got diesel.

Robyn Sinclair said...

Ronell - You WILL see me whip through the traffic with her!

Dermott still hasn't tried her on.

Marta - It would be very handy to have you along to drive.

Katherine Tyrrell said...

She looks great! I've been admiring those new Cinquecentos when I've seen them on the street

I spent the weekend clearing the rubbish out of my car to make room for more "stuff"!!

annie said...

She's a cutie. Good luck driving her. And Dermott,good luck with all of the snacks that you can beg while Robyn is away-- just look sad and as if you are pining away for her. Works
every time.
annie

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