And then all of the sudden I received this newsletter from Esther*. An invite to join her on an ‘inspirational trip’ to Puglia. To explore the possibility to buy a trullo, to pick her brain about writing a book or simply to get away and enjoy the Italian culture, sun and food. A great offer which fitted me like a glove! I only needed to make sure that it was doable as a vegan. Her answer was;” It might be a bit of a challenge, but definitely one I am willing to take on!” I took the plunge, booked a flight and was added to a WhatsApp group with five complete strangers who took the same plunge I did.