After a quick look on site I went to meet with the client, their local architect and project manager. Location of the meeting was one of the many beach-front restaurants. With a view of the sea, my feet in the sand, a spread of delicious sea-food before me and a glass of chilled white wine in hand, I was quickly starting to enjoy the Italian way of business. We had a long and leisurely lunch meeting and concluded that pretty much everything was running behind schedule and that actually it was too early for me to be here. The shop wouldn’t be open until Friday and while I would love to stay until then, I had to leave the following morning. Although this trip was turning out to be a bit of a waste of time, I couldn’t think of a nicer way to spend it…!