At the end of spring I didn't really feel I had anything to say on the blog, so I've taken a break for and a while. Now as autumn approaches, with a few things to write about I have decided to reignite my blogging mojo! We have been living here now for over two years - where has that time gone! - and are happier than ever with that very big step we made back in June 2012.
We still have plenty of plans and projects for the house and garden: We are still making lovely fresh food with our organic veg grown in our garden, despite a relatively poor summer in terms of fruit and veg production, we have our third grape harvest fast approaching and Dougie's knowledge of organic wine making is increasing year on year, we are opening up our rental apartment for the winter season for the first time, we are improving our Italian language skills (although we do now have two personal translators in the form of Jake and Josh!), we are still trying to get to grips with how Italian systems work - but then we are reassured by the majority of our Italian friends that they too are still trying to work it all out after decades! - and we seem to be slotting in nicely to our local community getting out and doing lots of activities.
So, autumn is on its way and we look forward to making the most of another year in this amazing region of Abruzzo.