Clive West was born in 1960, and Damaris Naylor (to use her maiden name) in 1956. Their birthdays are one day apart.
They have been married since 1990.
They moved from the UK to Italy in November 2003. After living in Gualdo Cattaneo, Umbria, they moved to their present house in Valtopina, also Umbria, in September 2007.
They get on reasonably well except when Clive tries to teach Damaris to do anything. Or vice versa.
Clive is a modernist: loves computers, electronic keyboards and other gadgets, and knows what all the buttons on the camera and the car dashboard are for.
Damaris is a traditionalist: does everything by hand wherever possible and lives in blissful ignorance of buttons and knobs unless they are absolutely necessary. She hates computer games on principle.
This is a blog about rural life and concerns, but we hope you’ll find something to interest you whatever your approach to life.