March 17, 2016

My story – not always a happy expat!

At 20 I was in love with the world and its citizens. I left for Paris, the first stop of what will turn into years of […]
April 16, 2015

Discovering Melbourne, one basketball court at the time

I am not a keen driver and I don’t like sport. In particular I don’t like driving at night and sitting in cold (or very hot) […]
October 21, 2014

My journey through school – high school

Last monday Julia had her last school concert. “Come and say farewell to our year 12 students” said the school’s newsletter. I have read this so many times […]
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 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 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 […]
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 […]