Our Project House

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As of the time of writing, we haven't quite finished the initial phase of the rebuild. I will be adding to this post as we get the jobs done. Why not subscribe so you don't miss how it ends.

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Trying to Find Work as an Expat

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When my wife and I arrived here in April 2015 I spoke a grand total of about five words of Italian. Justine was a bit better, she had completed an online course, and could generally make herself understood. Six months later and I can now understand most conversations although I'm only getting every other word, and I can speak a few pigeon Italian ones too.

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Exploring Italy

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Let's face it, Italy is one of the most beautiful countries in the World, and the variety of experiences can be mind-boggling. From the mountainous North with its metropolitans, through the bread basket middle, and down to the plains of the South; there's something for everyone.

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September 2016


Almost 6 months since my last update, all I can say is time flies when you’re having fun. So, what’s been happening? Well, on the work front we are now managing to bring in as much, if not a little more for beers, than our outgoings on a regular basis. […]

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April 2016


Well, it’s been a full few months since I last did an update. The major event has been the passing of my dad. He’d been suffering from Dementia for the last few years, so, in some ways, it was a blessing. At least we got to see him before he […]

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January 2016


A bit late in posting this update, it’s been pretty hectic the last couple of weeks. What a month of contrast January was. On the work-front, there was a dearth of jobs which was pretty much to be expected. But in the last week, it just went crazy. And this has […]

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December 2015


This month has been quite a busy one. We finally started a proper Italian language course 🙂 Sadly; the beginners class had been canceled, so we joined the intermediate one. Not a good decision for me, the whole class is in Italian, including the instructions and explanations. So I am seriously […]

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November 2015


This month started with Justine and I going olive picking for the day. I must admit, I was a little wary, everyone knows how much I love hard physical work 🙂 However, it was a fantastic day. Yes, there was a bit of hard work, but it was slowly paced […]

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