Thursday, August 11, 2011

I'm Back!

Hello bloggerettes! I am finally settled into our little flat that we are renting until our more permanent departure to Italy next January. We're very cosy here...a completely furnished wee place so nothing much to unpack - ours all being in longterm storage...but I did have, oh, I don't know..maybe 10 boxes of kitchen 'stuff'!! certainly feels like my kitchen now! Got my espresso machine, my breadmaker, food processor, mixer, vintage cake tins, all good sharp knives, mums essence rack, maybe a quarter of my cookbooks (around 25)and my lovely kauri dining table (HAD to get that out of storage...only a wee table for two here and that's just not welcoming at all, is it??) Love my old table so feels good to have it...'s been over a month since I last blogged and tried uploading pics from Valdirose. Still can't...we brought home a memory stick (usb drive) with our ....3000 photos!!...and something ghastly happened to them...all files corrupt!!! Imagine our devastation!...until...we remembered Steve has them also has copies of them all on his laptop in Dubai! Praise God!! Beth and I were just gutted to see these files corrupt...well, 2000 of them! Luckily another 12 folders were on a separate usb here are a few from a gorgeous little village called Guardagrele near Chieti in the Abruzzo region...Steve B, Max, Beth, Steve(mine) and I went wandering on this day of village/castle hopping :)

starting with...the lavender shop!...seriously, all things purple, inside and out...
lavender pillows, lavender soap, lilac bath salts, moisturisers, vanilla massage bars...
it smelt good in there!
Dont' you love the old purple bike?? :)
There's Beth 'skipping' up the street...haha..just caught her as she swung and Steve B a bit further ahead past the old men...I love these old Italian men...all little and so friendly...well, I think they were english! or maybe they just liked my girls long legs!! ;)
Catherine (Max) enjoying the buildings as we wandered along...
And in here I bought a very cool wee verdigris coppery bronze bell - sheep bell I think - the shop was crammed...did I say CRAMMED?!...with all things bronze, copper and anything to do with lighting...the old man was lovely...but he started CLEANING and POLISHING my bell!! No No I say...I want it old, rusty and verdigris!! He couldn't understand it! lol...but hey, the more vintage the better for this girl. :)
Well that's it for tonight...but can I just say...have you discovered Pinterest? Oh my...I have...and what a time waster that is!! well not inspiration station!!!!!!! but could seriously spend all day and half the night looking at the most amazing inspirational projects, food, recipes, decorating, flowers, diy projects...and the list goes on! If you haven't checked it out...DO IT...DO IT NOW!! BUT I WARN's terribly addictive!
ciao bellas...good to be back!
much love and blessings
jessie xxx


  1. Jessie...I've missed you...and also a one of your posts...I see that there was one in July...I was away for a week tending to MY NEW BABY GRANDAUGHTER ~ Holland Grace ~ and helping Chrislyn since she ended up having a c-section. (Her husband had to return to work after the weekend.)

    Your photos are beautiful. It sounds like you will be spending more time in Italy I will have to keep posted to catch up on your new venture... I have another blog friend that just moved to Dubai...You guys are quite the international jet set!

    So happy that you have returned!!!

  2. I just lost my comment....anyways---you're moving permently to Italy? Details!! Email me when you've got a minute. I should fly to meet you for pizza and vino--LOTS of vino!! LOL
    Pace fuori xx

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