There’s a cool breeze coming off the balcony today and I am starting to catch the Fall fever of new beginnings. Just like a new school year, our renovation will start up again soon and call me crazy, but I am feeling kind of optimistic now because gosh darn we are so close to the finish line on this.
I planted my sunflowers on the balcony late this year, aren’t they gorgeous! How can you not be in a good mood with these sunny babies shining back at you every day?
This will be my last summer in this apartment in Genova, it has brought me much joy and happy memories with cats, family and friends but I am also looking forward to new beginnings in Portofino. I’ve had a few false starts and many tears shed over the past few years but this time I can clearly see the finish line.
With a little more patience and luck and magic, this time next year, I will be the proud operator of Gioiellino di Portofino Park B&B! (translation: Little Jewel of Portofino Park Bed & Breakfast). The name originates with my beloved cinquecento, (1975 Fiat 500), which is called Gioiellino or the shortened version “Joey”.
Here are a few photos of where we are presently with the renovation. Moving date is November 30th latest. No doubt there will be a lot to organize over the winter months to get it ready for business and I am sure there are many more hills to climb before we get there but fingers crossed this time, right!
Just want to say a big thank you to all my readers who have stuck by me on this rough ride. Your comments and notes of encouragement have lifted me up and gotten me back on track with my life.