After many months of negotiations and legal dealings and almost two years since we first saw it, we have purchased this old trullo set in 4.5 acres of land. At present the property is not habitable, its a series of attached buildings with four separate entrances and no connection between then, no water, sanitation or windows and its absolutely full of junk. This is a big and exciting project for us, the building work we have done in Lazio has shown us how difficult things can be in a foreign country but ever hopeful we are meeting an architect on Saturday morning to talk about our plans.
We shall be staying the weekend with English friends we met when we first went to Puglia, they have already been through the restoration process and survived. Then on the Sunday we travel back to our Lazio house to spend two weeks there whilst our tenants are back in the States, a mixture of maintenance and holiday. Finally we move to a hotel by the beach for two days to celebrate Mr FF's 60 birthday.
Cleo's cat sitters will arrive later today. She has been absolutely fine, still catching mice and eating well so we hope she won't miss us as much as we shall miss her.
Lots happening, I may be offline for a while though I will try to blog at some stage. If not there will be lots to tell you when we get back.