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As the temperature rises, we deal with exchanging driving licences and buying a new car. More tourists have also returned to Scalea.

Still in lockdown but things are changing

The view of the setting sun on the way to our post box

Still in lockdown but things are changing. Relaxation of lockdown and hoping to have a bit more freedom that has been lacking for two months.

A Trip to The Hospital, Having Friends and John on Video

Sunset Scalea Style

January 2020 was a month of a hospital visit, friendships, learning Italian and letting the world know what our town Scalea is like.

We have Survived a Year in Italy

We have survived a year in Italy. That has gone very quickly. See how we are, after a year living in Italy. Warm in November, beautiful sea and dealing with officials.

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