Yesterday afternoon I drove Tom down to Perugia San Egidio airport for his flight back home to Herefordshire with Ryanair on their flight to London Stanstead. The car park was very busy, we surmised on account of the building works at the airport, they are building a new terminal, and enlarging the apron it’s going to be very smart.
Perugia airport is an easy half an hour by car from Bellaugello with regular flights to Barcelona, Milan and London. It is one of those delightful regional airports that are small and convenient, and much more stress free than the large multi terminal airports. The check in was a dream, the girls at the desks, bright and cheery, and soon Tom was through to the departures gate.
I am sorry to see him go. Tom had been here four weeks, and become a real part of the team and a great guy to have around. He threw himself into a routine of early starts, heavy work through the morning, chillin’ afternoons and convivial evenings. He has helped enormously and certainly got many jobs done that otherwise would have been ‘put off for later’ The pictures of his work in the greppo clearing some of our abandoned olive trees bear witness to some of his labours.