September 28, 2014

Once a country girl, always a country girl!

Although I escaped from my small,  provincial town as soon as I could, in the past few years I have become nostalgic for all the country […]
September 17, 2014

Time to travel solo!

Sofia, like her sister before her, started her intercontinental travelling very early in her life. The first time she flew to Italy she was three months […]
September 12, 2014

I am Italian again!

My Italian passport expired years ago and I have never found the courage, time and patience to renew it. We all know how italian bureaucracy can […]
September 6, 2014

Getting closer, when you are far

When I first left home and Italy I was 20 years old. A friend and I decided to go and spend some time in Paris. My […]
September 1, 2014

My journey through school – first step, primary school

Julia is about to close a big chapter of her life, her last year of school is almost over. As we are getting closer to the end, […]
August 25, 2014

Life in the world’s most liveable city

For those who haven’t heard, Melbourne has been voted the World’s Most Liveable city by the Economist, for the fourth year in a row. I wasn’t going […]
August 17, 2014

The language of others

For years I struggled with my accent and the fact that I would never, really, linguistically belong here. If I had to make a formal phone […]
August 9, 2014

Old stones and new perspectives

I love old stones. I love the history in old stones. I love the smell and the feel of old stones. When I go back to […]
August 6, 2014

In Australia, at last!

At the beginning of the year I started visiting the guests of a nursing home. They are all italians and I go there once a week to read to […]
July 30, 2014

Internet friendships

A couple of months ago I watched a movie (Trust) about a young girl who was seduced and raped by an older man she met on the internet. […]
July 27, 2014

Winter in July

It’s July and it’s winter. When I think “July” my mind goes to long, sunny days lazing on the beach. I think of three months of […]
July 16, 2014

The nurturing of language

From the moment Julia was born it was apparent that I could never speak to her in English. I always knew that I wanted my children to be […]
June 11, 2014

Am I a European snob?

A few weeks ago I went to see an exhibition of the London Royal Academy of Arts at the Bendigo Art Gallery. Bendigo is an historical town in […]
June 1, 2014

Long distance friendship across time

I met Fiona in 1990 in Kota Bharu, Malaysia. I walked into Mummy’s Youth Hostel, tired after a night bus trip, and there she was. I […]
May 21, 2014

I am a football mum!

Girls don’t play football. It is aggressive, dirty and very violent. Girls are gentle, elegant and very, very fragile. Wrong! It is time to change these […]
May 20, 2014

The block of the blog (Who am I and why am I here)

I want to be a blogger. I’ve wanted to be one the first time I heard about blogs. I love reading people’s stories and I love […]