Today was less hectic for Ava. Her first hospital appointment was not until 9.30 and, unlike the previous two days, we were allowed breakfast as there were no scans to fast for. Ava spent several hours completing a neuropsychometric assessment, in which she did really well. We also had a surprise visit from Sonia, the lovely lady who used to run the laundry under the hospital in Milan and who meticulously took care of our endless laundry during our 5 month residence here. Sonia subsequently retired due to ill health, but she is still clearly putting others first, despite her own health issues. Today she tracked us down at the hospital to deliver big hugs and a delicious chocolate gateaux for Ava. We will never forget her kindness and are so happy that she has continued to stay in touch. We didn’t have time to visit the ducks after all, but Ava is happy to save that for when her sister is here. Angelina and Richard are flying out tomorrow and we are both really looking forward to the four of us being together again.