Persistence Pays

It is very easy to focus on the beautiful and charming here in Sicily.  There is a such a lot of it. We live in Mascalucia, a peaceful village within a short distance of  the city of Catania. I have to admit though, we really struggled with Catania when we first arrived.  The dirt, the … More Persistence Pays


We are settling into Sicilian life very well.  Moving from North Eastern Italy to here is really like moving to another country. The culture and way of life is so very different to what we have become used to. Most of the changes we have been happy to embrace….with the exception of the driving.  Oh … More Arancini

A Taste of Home

Since we moved to Italy we have been surprised by how rarely we have felt homesick. There are a number of reasons for this, not least the fact that we usually have to return to London for a couple of days every eights weeks or so. This is a chance for me to get my … More A Taste of Home