It was on 11 October 2008 that we arrived to take up our new life in Puglia, four years on from having bought the plot with tumbledown buildings in 2004 with a vision of how it all could be. This photo was taken for a small piece in Red magazine, Andy and I full of nervous hope for the future and Rosie and Lucas, then aged 2 and 7 months, blissfully ignorant of the giant leap we’d made from London.
The second picture was taken for a recent article in The Times, with Lucas now aged 4 and extremely reluctant to pose for the camera, Rosie now a big girl who’s nearly 7 and Syra, who was born here, more or less the age Rosie was when we arrived. With dogs, cats, hens, sheep and a rabbit added to the mix we’re well and trulli (sorry!) entrenched in life in Puglia.