Hi I’d like to give you a bit of a back story to explain how we have got to where we are at this moment in our lives.
Craig was a Childcare/Family Solicitor for many years and I was a legal secretary and pa. Having become disillusioned with law in all of its guises, Craig retrained as a teacher for TEFL and started to work in VIetnam. With Craig having worked in Vietnam and both of us having travelled extensively around South East Asia, initially I was going to fly to Vietnam to be with Craig but, due to family situations, we decided to try and look for a position for Craig closer to the UK without having to move back to the UK. He was able to secure a teaching position in Piacenza, Italy and we have now been living there for 3 years.
I was working from home for a UK company but started to study to become a TEFL teacher also so that I could look for a position which would enable me to get out of the flat and meet people to help with my depression and I passed my exams and the TEFL course in April 2019.
It was then we decided that we would try and look for a teaching positions for both of us in a different part of Italy, preferably closer to the coast and we were lucky enough to gain positions in the same school in a little town called Melito di Porto Salvo in Calabria.
This brings us to the present day. Tomorrow we start the long journey down to Melito. It is going to take us 3 days to get there by car as we wont be able to go very quickly as the car is rammed with the stuff we have collected whilst being over here. It’s funny isn’t it that our whole lives is stuffed in a car. Gone are the days when we measured how successful we were by how our house looked and what things we had in it. Now its purely what we need to get us from day to day.
You never know, we may want to put down roots at some point in the future and it may be in Melito. We are both looking forward to living in a different part of Italy, sampling the local cuisines and of course the local wines!
Auguraci buona fortuna! WIsh us luck!