3 Weeks in Wonderful Italy
Hi Everybody, We had a wonderful 3 weeks at our little Casa in Calabria. For the first week we relaxed and enjoyed being in Italy. The next 2 weeks we were D.I.Y.crazy!! We had to get rid of our damp and mould on the walls then we repainted all the walls. The price of paint was very costly...€35 for a four litre tin!! We then concreted a path all around the house. Our neighbour told us that our wall had fallen down onto his ground and that it was very important to get it repaired. We got several quotes ranging from €28,000 to €7,500. They seem to pick a figure out of the sky and hope that we will go for it!! Our geometra who is now a good friend, has given us the best price...his cousin is doing our wall!!! We cant wait to go back as our house now will be so much better to stay in. We are busy looking on the Ryanair website for cheap flights in july/august. I did practise my italian and I felt more confident as I could understand more this time. I have to say tho, I need more lessons. I will look out for italian kids books to practise with in the meantime.