The bear has woken up from hibernation

The bear has woken up from hibernation

How did we get from autumn to spring without an update on our renovation…?? Because we waited for 6 months for permits where we were expecting two. Long winter months, in which both in the Netherlands and in Cortona the days were short and wet… and we...
Quite naive…

Quite naive…

After the transfer of our property in April ’23, with un bel prosecco in our hands, David and I met the two guys that would stay in our house ‘anti-squat’ until the renovation would start. We thought it was a great idea that it wouldn’t just stand there all by itself...
No water, no renovation.

No water, no renovation.

August 2023. We were no better then any one else in ‘A new life in the Sun’ or ‘Ik-vertrek’… Summer holiday and it’s hot. It’s the first time that we are driving up the steep road to our new house since we bought it last April. The tons of water that have come down...
A new Italian home

A new Italian home

April ’23.  My husband David and I signed the contract at the notaio in Camucia di Cortona which made us the owner of a house in the hills of Montanare, a hamlet without shops 15 minutes from the medieval town of Cortona. The ´keys` consisted of a basket full of...