Thursday, 26 November 2009

Buon compleanno

Today is my birthday! These are some of the things on my birthday list:

I have a bit of an obsession for hooks and pretty things hanging on hooks. This would also be great for my fiancee since he is pretty forgetful! It's from here.

I'd love something from my favourite shop back in Scotland.

My other obsession is baskets and this lovely one from here would be perfect for harvesting the fruit from the garden.

Monday, 23 November 2009

More House Pictures

It's taken me a while to get back to my blog. It's been a bit busy the past week or two. I've been helping with the olive harvest which is a lot of fun but quite tiring. School's getting busier too as we start to prepare for the run up to Christmas.

There's been no progress on the house as we are waiting to get rid of some of the furniture that is being stored in there at the moment. Here are some more of the pictures we took a few weeks ago.

The front door. It's in pretty bad shape but hopefully we'll be able to restore it. I love how the key hole is upside down!

This is the view from the side of the house. There's not much of a garden but I'm hoping that we'll be able to buy a plot of land nearby for growing vegetables and keeping chickens!

Sunday, 8 November 2009


I've only recently discovered the inspirational world of blogging and decided I'd give it a go. My fiancee and I are about to start work on a 16th century property in Italy. My main reason for starting a blog is to keep a record of our progress on the house and to share ideas and inspiration with others. I'm also planning a wedding and working as a teacher so there may be bits and pieces about those projects too. I'll start off with a picture of our house as it is now. There will be more pictures and details to follow.