A lot has happened over the past year that I failed to blog about. This will be a short summary with photos and videos.
The bad news is that both of our dogs died. Sam, who was seventeen, died while we were in Portugal. Leopold, who was ten, died ten days later. We don't know why. That's all I want to say about that.
Because we no longer had the dogs, and because the rent was getting rather high, we decided it was time to move. We lived there in the first place because they took our dogs, and the apartment had a 600 square meter garden. Without the dogs, we were free to look around. We found a wonderful place on the island of Sant'Elena.
We also did some traveling. We went to Portugal, Turkey, and China.
I wrote a novel that is being published by a small publisher, Gemelli Press, that puts out books relating to Italy. the novel is a horror novel set in Venice. You can learn more about it here. I have another novel currently available on Amazon, which you can learn about here.
Anyway, here are some photos and very short videos relating to some of the things I mentioned above.
View looking down from our new terrace. It's hard to seem but there's a ladder with a lift platform on it. The platform is the light-colored thing right next to the house at the base of the ladder.