This week I went into Rome on my little train, for the first time in over six months. To my amazement, my little train has changed beyond all recognition, and is now an upgraded version of its former self: a … Continue reading Work in Progress….
Three years ago, in July 2017, we were very busy. Our week days were spent working in Rome, and our weekends scouring the Sabina countryside for the perfect home. Our search had commenced a year previously, even before we had … Continue reading Three Years Later
As usual, we’ve been rather busy of late, hence the lack of blog posts. And as is to be expected with Olive Hill, nothing is straightforward, and everything takes 15 times longer than one would reasonably expect! So the house … Continue reading Spring is Springing
I am the grand daughter of a truly amazing woman. A woman with an incredible super power. My grandmother was born in Manchester, North West England, and lived a humdrum life until she was about seven years old, when she contracted tuberculosis, which led to the amputation of her knee cap. In the days before the National Health Service, she spent the most of her subsequent childhood in some sort of sanitorium several hours away from home, with little contact with the outside world, including her parents. Then came the war. In her telling, she learnt to dance, and then … Continue reading My Grandmother, and Kryptonite
And all of a sudden, the pace of our Olive Hill Life is changing. Scott has three weeks left in the office, then we will spend Christmas at home in the UK with our family. Upon our return, the renovations … Continue reading Renovations Are Coming