This was a civilised (and healthy) way to end a busy working week. The local council in my home town of Cesena in Emilia-Romagna have sponsored a series of free initiatives to encourage people to get out and engage in gentle physical activity. They have proved very popular.

You can do tai chi, go on organised walks and tonight I joined about 150 others for an hour and a half of light yoga.

Getting my ageing limbs into some of the poses was nigh on impossible,  but since there were all ages and sizes I didn’t feel embarrassed. A very relaxing way to spend a warm evening.

It’s officially summer!