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Interview - with International Living Magazine

     Italian Life in a Small Hamlet in Piedmont By Anna Lebedeva International Living Magazine Looking from our balcony I can see the valley with it's green mountains that touch the clouds in spring and summer. Our…
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We're Idiots! - marriage and the Simple Life

When I out of the blue mentioned to Sam that I wanted to go to Australia and see my Mum he blurted out ‘Oh are you going back to work out how to divorce me?’ …. you could say that we’ve been having some marriage problems! Rather…
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Create your Move to Italy Checklist

Why you need a Move to Italy Checklist If you are planning a move to Italy then creating your own Move to Italy Checklist is a Must! I have always thought of myself as a forgetful person. As a child I'd be sent to the local milk bar with…
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Move to Italy - it is possible

We made the move to Italy looking for a better life for ourselves and our children, we have never seen ourselves within somebody's timetable. Today on Valentines Day it seems the perfect time to recommit to all we are creating here in Italy,…
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Why move to Italy?

    ‘Your life is made up of little moments, little efforts, little changes, big smiles, and all your hopes and dreams.’ Ritu Ghatourey Last night sitting in bed with Luca asleep beside me, (he was having a nap to make it…

Returning to Australia - No Place like Home

It's only been a week since I had to leave Italy, boarding a plane and returning to Australia. Making the long flight alone and hitting the ground running. I'm heading home to Mum, she needs me and that's all that matters right now. Sam booked…
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A window of Opportunity - sending love

By some strange miracle the blog has opened and given me an opportunity to let you all know we are alive and well here in Malpertus. As I wasn't expecting this to happen I am caught off guard and am not even sure this will go through so here's…
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Veravo - village of dreams

'I roamed the countryside searching for answers to things I did not understand'  ~Leonardo da Vinci   Veravo is everything I dreamed it would be, wandering into the village I recognized the landmarks from Sams brief video made…