One of my friends is pregnant. Actually, today is the day the doctor predicted she would give birth. The hospital she needs to get to is in Naples and from here there is only one road to Naples.
Today we found out that there has been a rockfall somewhere on the road so it has been closed for safety measures. Then, a bit later on in the afternoon we heard that there was also a mountain fire just outside Positano, so the road might be closed there too.
I phoned her to check up on her progress, as I have been doing every day this week:
"Hello, its me. Are you having a baby yet?"
"No, I can't have a baby today, the road is closed, so I can't get out of town," she replied with incredible calm.
Needless to say, we are all on tenterhooks....whatever they are.