As you’d expect, most of the surprises we’ve stumbled across so far during the renovation have been of the relatively bad kind… supporting walls that don’t exist, rotten beams, snakes […]
It had to happen eventually. After five months of relatively pain-free renovating we’ve finally hit a bump in the road. Or, more accurately, a huge hole in the road. I’ll […]
So, phase one of our build is complete. Or at least it would be if we were professional enough to have split it into phases. What I’m trying to say […]
After months and months of waiting, work has finally started on the house and suddenly things are really moving fast. At ground level, the existing concrete floors have all been […]
I sometimes feel like Italy is having one giant laugh at my expense, and the only thing I can do is laugh along. Four weeks ago we discovered, quite by accident, […]
Big news… we have a date for the renovations to start: April 1st. April Fool’s Day. There’s a joke in there somewhere. It’s taken almost a year of planning, quoting, […]
Feed, burp, sleep, cry, change, feed, burp, sleep, repeat. Parenthood is pretty rock and roll. Our little Italian bundle of poop and puke (who is awesome by the way) has […]
I’m no handyman. In fact, I’m barely even a man, let alone handy. Much to my wife’s dismay though, my lack of any discernable skill doesn’t stop me from trying.