Welcome to June. This time we visit friends in another part of Calabria and also a friend from the UK visits us. We visit a Calabrian castle and the weather starts to heat up for summer. If you are a first-time visitor to this blog, welcome and check out the archive on how John and … Continue reading We leave Scalea, Visit friends, a Castle and more
Welcome to the May edition of The Calabrian Dream. If you are new to this blog, welcome! I’m Michelle. My husband John and I moved from Staffordshire in the UK to Scalea in Calabria, Italy in December 2018. If you are interested in the story of how we got here check out the archive. This … Continue reading Visits to Catanzaro, Soverato and enjoy an evening moon gazing
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
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
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!
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 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
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
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
Heatwave continues, Calabria burns and Scalea is busy.