This is where you’ll find all the published articles, blog awards and our ‘roll call’ for Renovating Italy, including contributions to other publications.
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international living magazine

LIFESTYLE Recently we were invited to speak with Anna Lebedeva for International Living Magazine about our life in Italy and of course renovations. International Living have been helping people retire overseas for more than 30 years now. We hope you enjoy the article and of course if you have any questions or comments we'd love […] Read More

getting to know you hello

I've been sitting here pondering what to write about, all the time aware that I have to get to bed early tonight (which means early as opposed to my normal after midnight bedtimes) and my mind is zoned out. Then Sam calls out to me from the kitchen telling me to check my facebook page […] Read More

addictive blog award

Addictive Blog Award and Heading to Italy We leave Queensland in five days heading for Melbourne, Bangkok then on to Italia. The last few weeks have been flat out, so much happening and I can let you know that moving country can be a bit stressful. Even though I am a fairly calm person this […] Read More


The thing that gives me the most joy blogging is meeting and connecting with you all. A huge thank you to everyone here, and also over at Renovating Italy on facebook where the conversations are brilliant. So I am taking a page from my great blogging buddy Melissa from Suger Coat It and sending out […] Read More


A big Welcome to my New York Times readers, it's great to meet you here. As you may have guessed I have a passion for Italy.  I'm hoping it's something we share... perhaps we also share similar dreams. A simple home in Italy, a life less hectic, time to spend with my husband and children, […] Read More


After a few tough weeks it was just wonderful to receive the Kreativ Blogger Award. Even more so because it was given by a dear friend of mine who is also mid renovation in Italy. Ingrid from Living and Working a Dream Life in Italy has been a constant source of encouragement, inspiration and when […] Read More