So, this is it. The house is done and ready for guests! Don’t fret though, this blog is going nowhere, there will still be plenty of stories about our adventures […]
For the last two years I’ve rambled on about the Langhe, wine, food, renovations and falling over. What I haven’t ever really talked about is our plan. Why we’re here. […]
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 […]
Every couple of days our Geometra, A, comes up to us, grinning from ear to ear. “Ho un’idea!” he says excitedly. We listen to this idea of his, and it’s […]
Why did nobody tell me that Living the Dream would be such hard work? I had visions of days spent mountain biking through the vineyards and evenings passed sipping G&T […]
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, […]
My wife is one of those people who like to furnish themselves with all available information before doing anything. She is most definitely not one for surprises. Right now, she’s […]
I come bearing good news… as you may have guessed from the title of this post, we have just received planning permission for our renovation.
It’s just dawned on me that I’m supposed to be blogging about renovating a house. I’ve written a bit about gardening, some stuff about falling over and breaking things and […]
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.
Well, we’ve just spent our first night in our new house and although this blog is really just an excuse to post a few photos, I’ll try to give you […]