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
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
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
The last month of 2021, with Fireworks, sunshine and meeting new friends.
It is the last month of 2021. Find out how December went for us. There were fireworks, sunshine and meeting new friends.
Football, restaurants, a snake and the guaranteed summer sunshine
Football, restaurants, a snake and the guaranteed summer sunshine. July has been quite an eventful month. Read on to find out what’s happened.
Heat, cooling sea and lots of food for June in Scalea
Heat, the cooling sea and lots of food for June in Scalea Read about how June went for us. Lots of food was eaten and I ventured into the sea.
Friends’ restaurant progresses and less restriction in May
May is a month of warmer weather, more movement and a bit of work for our friends' restaurant.