Up early to return the car and catch the avis shuttle to Terminal 2 (not 5 that’s where we land on 18th……hope our luggage lands as well). Breakfast at the airport and more shopping for Grandma. I caught up on some email etc and Sharpie rested in an uncomfortable lounge chair. I swear people who design airport furniture have never had to lay over or fly on a delayed flight. A good flight with Air Atalia and although we left Heathrow late it didn’t impact on us arriving in Rome too much. Great taxi driver to hotel. Ian would have paid him double ( if he’d wanted it) just for the experience of sitting up front and marvelling at his skill at negotiating the traffic , all at break neck speeds. The Windrose hotel is fantastic and we are looking forward to our four night here (and in one place). Dinner at restaurant across the road from the hotel…perfect end to a long day.