Category Archives: This Is Not A Cliche

  1. Fortune Favours The Bold

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    June 22, 2017 by Emma Bentley

    Setting up life in a new country is never simple. That said, it’s been almost exactly one year since I …
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  2. Renovating A House In Italy Is Nothing Like “Under The Tuscan Sun”

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    June 1, 2017 by Emma Bentley

    Picture an old house, on a hill, in the lush Italian countryside, completely surrounded by vineyards. Sounds idyllic, right? Especially …
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  3. To Survive In Italy, You Must Be Resourceful

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    May 26, 2017 by Emma Bentley

    Living – and surviving – in Italy means being resourceful. You think something’s going to be ok because previous experience …
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  4. On Shaky Foundations?


    May 15, 2017 by Emma Bentley

    You may remember from my post ten days ago (Building A Life) that building works have started recently on the …
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  5. Building a Life In Italy


    May 4, 2017 by Emma Bentley

    It’s never a good sign when someone wakes you from your postprandial siesta with a knock at the door and …
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Hi! I live and work on a small winery in northern Italy but I also love to cook and eat. Welcome to the blog.

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My Other Blog: Got Legs

Jura – still so much to be discovered

Jura – still so much to be discovered

I was in the Jura region last month on a quick getaway with my boyfriend and the dog. It was not my first time in the region, but it was my first stay long enough to develop a decent understanding of the land, its people and their wine. The Jura is in a small pocket […]