Category Archive: Day to Day

Musings on My Dream Life

Apr 15

A Unique Opportunity – Fulfill Your Dream of Renovating in Italy or Becoming a Writer!

Medieval Streets Await Discovery

I know many of you may think owning and renovating your own home in Italy is completely impossible – and perhaps for many indeed it is. There is a big difference between the romantic idealisation of abstract whimsical dreams and the reality of the act of doing it. I am finding out every day what …

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Apr 14

An Emotionally Cold Winter!

Home Sweet Home

I am currently in Italy in Abruzzo overseeing the restoration project, making decisions on the interior, wall colours, bathroom fittings, flooring. I am truly amazed by the stunning work that has been completed slowly transforming my ruin into a home. The winter was a difficult time away from Abruzzo. I departed from Italy near the …

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Nov 13

Vasto & The Heart of the Vastese

Vasto from Hilltop to Sea

Some time ago I started to tell you about my friend’s wonderful business ‘Italia Sweet Italia’ .  Fabrizio Lucci has made it his business to take you into the heart of Abruzzo and to let it speak to you! In June of this year myself and a small group of fellow bloggers were invited to …

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Nov 03

Before & After – the story so far in pictures

The Ruin March 2011

I recently started posting before and after pictures of the house on my Facebook page – I think it really shows what a dramatic change a building can go through and what is possible with reliable and open minded contractors. I still laugh when I think about how little Italian I speak and my …

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Oct 18

Travel Your Way

Snowed in Austria 2013

Some time ago I received an invitation via email to participate in a photo competition. The competition is: Travel Your Way by At the time I was juggling quite a few other things on my plate and I revisited the email and was surprised the deadline had been extended until the end of this month! …

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