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This blog relates the ups and downs of moving to Umbria plus reviews and information on local services, restaurants, festas and cultural events. Art and Cookery. More Info

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Umbria! Not just for holidays!

Umbria! Not just for holidays!

Parliamo Italiano!

April 28, 2014 by Judi Brereton

One the hardest obstacles I have had to overcome since actually ‘living’ here as opposed to having a ‘holiday house’ is having to broaden my use of Italian. let’s face… Read more…

Categories: Expats, Lifestyle

Ciao Primavera!

March 28, 2014 by Judi Brereton

I must apologise first for the gap in my posts due first to a family bereavement followed by a visit to my daughter in Singapore.  Anyway, here we are again… Read more…

Categories: Expats, Festivals, Umbria

Season of mellow …….

October 20, 2013 by Judi Brereton

Categories: Expats, Food, Lifestyle, Umbria

Seasons of mellow. …….

October 20, 2013 by Judi Brereton

I have never really liked Autumn in the UK.  It also meant dull grey days, slippery  pavements full of rotting leaves, biting winds and everywhere reminders that we should be… Read more…

Categories: Expats, Food, Lifestyle, Umbria

Simple Things!

September 27, 2013 by Judi Brereton

It’s amazing how simple things can deliver so much satisfaction in times of stress! I’ve just brought in a load of dry washing (hung from the flex outside the window)… Read more…

Categories: Lifestyle

Wine Stoppers, Sofa-Beds and other dangerous objects!

September 24, 2013 by Judi Brereton

Categories: Expats, Lifestyle, Wine


August 15, 2013 by Judi Brereton

11am Have washed, dried and ironed a load of clothes.  Loaded and unloaded the dishwasher. Made breakfast, been to the shop and also made four lots of toasted sandwiched.  researched… Read more…

Categories: Expats, Lifestyle, Travel, Umbria


August 13, 2013 by Judi Brereton

Just arrived back after a couple of hours sketching around the village and enjoying a banana milkshake with crushed ice. I prefer drinkable food in this heat! The blender seemed… Read more…

Categories: Expats, Food, Lifestyle, Umbria

Bare foot in the …..

August 3, 2013 by Judi Brereton

Reckon I’m now a fully fledged ‘Barbarian’ in the eyes of the visitors to our village festa tonight since I was earlier seen wandering around the streets in peasant style… Read more…

Categories: Expats, Umbria

Today can only get better!

August 2, 2013 by Judi Brereton

  Well, after a rough start to today, things just have to get better! Not sure why I had a restless night cause yesterday was delightful and I had lots… Read more…

Categories: Expats, Insects, Lifestyle, Umbria