renovating italy


Since starting this blog it has been you my friends who have kept our spirits up, encouraged, shared and given our family a gift I never imagined that day I wrote my very first post. This has been a long time coming yet now the time is here to finally share with you our great […] Read More


Throughout the month of November, BootsnAll is inviting bloggers from around the world to join them in a daily blogging project – the 30 Days of Indie Travel Project Day Four:  Mistakes I am a Landmark Education graduate. Why is this relevant I hear you all asking. Well the biggest travel mistake I made as […] Read More


Well here it is our beautiful home, can you see it? Salvatore took this video of the town and the house, I can't wait to see it for myself. I think we will all get fit, listen to him puffing on the hills. Castelbianco A little history Its name probably derives from the castle that […] Read More


So here is our new home, day one. I am already imagining scooting around on my Vespa, picking the vegetables from the orto, and lounging around on the terrace with friends after a gorgeous meal... reality - a bit of work to be done. I'll let you enjoy, don't be shy, let us know what […] Read More

italy farmhouse renovation

Wednesday, 28 December Another Letter Home... The man on the scaffold with Sam is our friend and muratori Beppe. Beppe lives in Martiniana Po (next village) and his little boy Davide goes to Carina's  pre school (Scuola Materna).  He is such a lovely man, and very patient with our renovation techniques. Sam has to keep […] Read More