Summer in Scalea

July in Scalea is very interesting as the visitors, events and temperature heats up. How are we?

Someone has turned the heating up.

We visit a different part of Calabria and it is also time for Scalea in Piazza. Oh John's new passport has been on a full length journey across Italy.

What a Difference a Year Makes

I have been writing this blog for a year and a lot has happened. Ups and downs but ultimately the dream is a reality.

Living on Hope

This month is a bit of a difficult month, nothing really horrendous, just the stress of selling and it is all very tiresome. It is not a great start to a blog, but I suppose this is what moving life is all about. As you know, we accepted an offer on our house and now … Continue reading Living on Hope

The Decision

Earlier this month we visited Scalea with the objective of choosing our new Italian home, an exciting time indeed. We left the UK early on a Friday morning from Stansted airport, arrived in Naples and drove for just under 3 hours down to Scalea. We met with Tony virtually as soon as we checked in … Continue reading The Decision

Exciting Times Ahead

A year ago we decided to visit The Place in the Sun exhibition just for curiosity and a bit of hope. Italy is our favourite place and there was a wish to get away from the rat race, but the cost of property and the cost of living makes it difficult in the UK and … Continue reading Exciting Times Ahead

Patience is a Virtue

I truly thought I was a patient person, but waiting for our house to sell is proving me wrong. After quite an influx of viewers in the first few weeks it has all gone quiet.  We don't live in a horrible house. Honest, why would we?  I also feel the photos in the sales brochure … Continue reading Patience is a Virtue