Watching the news of any country can be a scary thing. Every morning, in Australia, my wife and I watch RAI news – the only Italian channel that is broadcast in Australia. It’s only a half hour time slot and it does go very quick. However, there have been times when we have turned to each other and with one hundred percent agreement, decided not to watch anymore because of the majority of the stories are negative. This doesn’t last long because the thought of not hearing Italian or seeing our beloved country is just too much to take. So we have to filter the stories ourselves, basically acknowledging any little piece that is beautiful. It could be the reporter’s quirky habits, the footage of streets and people or how the people of Italy respond to adversity by getting together in their small communities, but it isn’t easy. Australia is not much different with its news – you can see the obvious budget differences wherein Australia has multiple, lavish news stations and sets but when it comes down to it they are very much the same: the reporting of ‘chaos’ and how it rules our life. I believe that news systems are as out of touch as the publishing world was before Amazon and Fifty Shades turn it on its head. We will persist in watching the Italian news as much as we can take until the day we are in Italy and see what is really happening. Things are never as bad as they are made out to be; although sometimes they can be much worse, BUT the reasons the news wants to portray are usually NOT the true reasons. Can’t wait to move to Italy.
Just in case you are following this blog, as yet, we have still not received any notification from the Italian Mayor of Pizzone, Molise about our enquiry about the 1 Euro house. It’s not that important because there are many properties in Italy that we can choose from.