Weather is improving, but it was a mixed bag in April It was definitely warmer but we have had rain, hail along with the lovely warming sunshine. Typical spring weather. So summer has not arrived completely in Scalea yet. But on some days, it has been warm enough to use the outside kitchen and put … Continue reading April 2023, we visit Cetraro and make dishes from UK and Italy as the weather starts to warm
We visit to the towns of Paola and Rivello while dodging the rain in the month of March
Hello I'm Michelle and welcome to March 2023! This month we take a trip to Paola to collect our residency cards, Rivello for an afternoon out, look around the food market in Scalea and more. So thanks for coming along. If you want to know more about how my husband and I came to live … Continue reading We visit to the towns of Paola and Rivello while dodging the rain in the month of March
Trips to the Campania Region and getting through the cold February with rain, wind, snow and the beautiful sun
Hello and welcome to the February 2023 post of The Calabrian Dream. If you are a follower, again thank you for returning to read about what we were up to in February. If this is your first time reading, welcome along. I am Michelle and I write this monthly blog. My husband John and I … Continue reading Trips to the Campania Region and getting through the cold February with rain, wind, snow and the beautiful sun
January Brought Sun, Rain and Solidarity in Scalea.
Hello and welcome to The Calabrian Dream. If you are a follower, thank you for reading about our life. If this is your first visit, welcome. I am Michelle and I have been writing about our life in Scalea, Calabria since May 2018 before John and I moved here from England. You can check out … Continue reading January Brought Sun, Rain and Solidarity in Scalea.
The End of 2022
Welcome to my blog for December 2022. This month, we see the Christmas lights of Salerno, visit La Rondinella Agriturismo for the first time and take a look around L’Arco Magno among others. December in Scalea was really warm. The sun was shining for the most part and temperatures were mainly in the 20°Cs (+68°F). … Continue reading The End of 2022
How is November over already!
Wow, we are getting very close to the end of the year. November has been quiet for us, staying at home most of the time, especially during the torrential rain and winds we have had. So we have basically only been out if someone invited us. It is strange looking back at the end of … Continue reading How is November over already!
October is supposed to be the beginning of autumn. Not in Calabria in 2022
Welcome to October in Scalea! This month we did a few trips. Visited a new place to eat. Saw the ship Vespucci, ate an amazing celebration cake and basked in the very warm sunshine. Macelleria Braceria Miceli We were invited by Tony and Rachel to a place we hadn’t been to before. It is called … Continue reading October is supposed to be the beginning of autumn. Not in Calabria in 2022
September we visited a river, a mountain town, thunderstorms and friends came to stay
September has disappeared so quickly. I guess being positive with Covid for 10 days didn’t help. Read more in my previous post for August here. Evan and Dee came to stay After being well and negative, we could finally enjoy living in Scalea again. Luckily the timing was perfect as our friends Evan and Dee … Continue reading September we visited a river, a mountain town, thunderstorms and friends came to stay
The Pinnacle of Summer, August in Scalea
Welcome to August! August’s weather was hot sunny as expected, but for the first time since we moved here there was a thunderstorm at some point during each afternoon or evening. Our friend Giovanni said that’s what he remembers about summers as a child, the afternoon rain. It also keeps the summer fires away which … Continue reading The Pinnacle of Summer, August in Scalea
Summer is Hot in Calabria
Firstly I want to apologise for this post being so late. We had friends staying with us, so they were our top priority and time has gone so quickly. But I will tell you about that in the post about August. July was hot as usual, not reaching the dizzy heights of the heatwave … Continue reading Summer is Hot in Calabria