We seem to have skipped Spring here and gone straight to Summer. Already it's 25°C even though just a week ago we were still wearing wooly hats and scarves! While it was a bit hot to play outside in the middle of the day Alba and I took the chance to do a bit of baking. It's the first time I've baked with her and I was expecting chaos. I obviously underestimated her though as she stood on her chair as quiet as a mouse, delicately stirring and adding raisins one by one. At the finish she even asked for a cloth to clear up the bits she'd spilled. I'm looking forward to doing some more baking or crafty projects with her. If anyone has ideas of fun, creative things to do with toddlers please share them in the comments.
It's a lovely sunny day here in Umbria so this morning Alba and I took a walk up to the village to take photos of our newly plastered house. The scaffolding came down yesterday and we can finally get a proper look at the work that's been done. I'm really happy with the way it's looking so far. I had a few doubts about the colour but now that I can see it properly I love it. The inside is light and airy and seems so much bigger now that it's been plastered. There's still a lot of work to be done but finally I can see light at the end of the tunnel!
Hi, I'm Sarah Elizabeth, a Scottish girl living her dream in Umbria, the 'green heart' of Italy with my Italian husband and our wonderful brown-eyed girl. This blog is our family's story of leading a simple and green life in the beautiful Italian countryside.