Hearty Welcomes & Salutations! Originally an action-packed travel blog from a globe-trotting Scotsman, An Ache for the Distance has, over the years, slowed down (I post less often), mellowed out (my dogs and kid have found their way on here) and become more of an expat blog (I German things up). Take a look around, leave a comment and share the love if you like something.
Stuart Mathieson, Lübeck, Germany

Sunday, 13 May 2012

Disconnected No More

Is this your car?
Three different internet providers, hours of automated telephone systems and a total of 15 weeks later, a home internet connection is once again established.

Since moving to central Italy from the North, winter came and went over a period of about 5/6 weeks and although the word weeks is preferable to months, the severity of the short winter is well worth keeping in mind.  A freak Siberian blizzard swept through the leg of Italy, leaving enough snow to build an Eskimo version of Rome, and at exactly the same time we moved into a large unfurnished house which was designed to be as cool as possible for the long, hot summers.

A large IKEA bookcase was sacrificed in the fireplace and the only place we wore less than three layers was in the bath. Even the dogs had a tough time...
Sam doing his best to keep warm

* For a few more photographs have a look at, Anno Italiano *

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