Month: August 2015

Pentedattilo: exploring a ghost town

Pentedattilo: exploring a ghost town

Pentedattilo is a film location scout’s idea of heaven.  Clinging to the mountainside, a short drive from Melito di Porto Salvo, you can’t help but be drawn in by the eerie beauty of this abandoned ghost town.  It takes it name from the Greek penta and […]

The truth about Calabria

The truth about Calabria

I must confess that before accepting a job here in Calabria I had never heard of it. For me south Italy was Naples. Sicily, sure, everyone knows the ball but as for the foot of the boot it was far from my consciousness.  Realising I’d […]

Bump? Blump? I think it’s just fat!

15 weeks. I’m at that awkward stage of pregnancy where I’m not obviously pregnant and not everyone knows yet so I just look like I’ve gone overtime on the cakes. I know that after a few months of not being able to see my toes, or paint them, I’ll wistfully look back on this stage of pregnancy but for the moment I’m just so impatient to have my bump!

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Papercuts

Papercuts

No not those annoying little things you get in your fingers but a beautiful way of making art.

Il mio bambino

If someone had said to me on my first day in Calabria six years ago that I would marry and start a family here I would have told them they were crazy.

diy project: clay heart favours

diy project: clay heart favours

These gorgeous little clay hearts are perfect for weddings, room decorations or even adding love to your christmas tree. In this post I’ll show you how to make them and spread the love!

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