'All the windows of my Heart I open to the day' John Whittier Warmth and light.... these two simple elements now grace our home. The old discarded windows lean against the walls waiting for their fate. A reminder of the past and the many lives this house has seen come and go. My favorite place […] Read More


'I have more memories than if I were a thousand years old' Charles Baudelaire    Kindness comes in many forms, often unexpected. Anita was born here at Malpertus, she knows it's many secrets, heartbreaks and joys. A sparkling eye and an easy laugh, thick brown stockings under worn out shoes she wanders the borgata. Always […] Read More

rustic italian kitchen

'The richness of life lies in memories we have forgotten'  Cesare Pavese The heart of most homes is the kitchen, our rustic Italian kitchen is starting to take shape after a bit of TLC and lots of work from Sam. Over the last few days he pulled out the old sink and tiles, mixed up […] Read More

changing your life

“All our dreams can come true – if we have the courage to pursue them.” Walt Disney   It feels as if we've never left Italy and in less than a week we've already done a million and one things. I am in a total whirl. Totally changing your life is a big task. Today […] Read More