exciting developments

trieste Well all of a sudden Tim got a job at a school in Italy and is heading off in two weeks for the start of term! I will be sorting out things with my day job, packing up house and hopefully be following not too far behind.

Crazy, right!?

I don’t think it has totally sunk in yet. Tim and I have been dreaming of moving to Italy since we visited for a month three years ago.  It seems like it was much further back in history.  At the time we set a deadline of seven years to move over so I am pretty dang impressed that it has taken us only three. And by us I totally mean Tim because it is him who landed a job.

We are heading to Trieste and what I know about it so far is that it is about as un-Italian as you can get (only having become part of Italy after World War I) but is situated for easy travel to Croatia, Slovenia and Northern Italy.  They also like coffee, a lot. I’m glad I have started practicing my coffee drinking. And there is an antiques market every month!

This will be pretty much the same around here for the next few weeks but I hope you will stick around as I venture off to Italy and share my adventures there.  Hopefully I will be able to share some interesting places to visit and will continue to blog about London places when I come to town.

For those who have commented on social media and email in such a wonderfully supportive way, thank you. You know you have a special group of friends when they are all so happy for you, even though they will miss you (and we will miss them). But it is certainly not good-bye. A change in plans means that we are shifting the wedding a few months and are planning on having it in London. Plus, I’m hoping to be able to visit my Mum and friends on a regular-ish basis.

If you’ve been to Trieste, are an expat in Italy, have advice on relocating it will be taken in most gratefully.

12 thoughts on “exciting developments

  1. If you are planning a trip back to London for October, by any chance, make it the weekend of the 4th. I’ll fill you in on Wednesday – just wanted to get my request in early 😉

  2. Oh this is so exciting, a true dream come true. I am so happy for both of you 🙂 And I am sure you will have no trouble adjusting to the land of gelato and pasta and all the good food. And… I’ve seen your tweets and would love to come to an eat and snap in Paris (closer to me) or maybe even Italy!

  3. Oh my goodness, congratulations Michelle! What an adventure! Fear not, I hear very good things about Trieste, more than anything the fact that it enjoys the efficiency that the rest of Italy seems to lack (I’m Italian, I guess I can say that? 😉 )! Very jealous right now 😀 I don’t really want to move Italy, but hubby and I would love to be able to get up and go to hot countries, but we’re struggling to plan ahead because so many things are holding us down in London *sigh*. Hopefully soon…! Enjoy the excitement of planning this amazing adventure! xx Betta

  4. Congratulations! It is always exciting to live in another country and enjoy discovering the cultures. I’ve had the chance to live in Italy (however far from Trieste, in Sardegna) and I’m still in love with them all, but also in England and now in France. You’re about to start an amazing adventure!

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