February 23, 2022
perdita di identità

Migrant for love – loss of identity

Following my introductory post, I continue with more reflections on being a “migrant for love”. Let’s step back to Melbourne 1991, where you’ll find me full […]
September 17, 2020
sfide in espatrio

Expat challenges

The inspiration for writing about expat challenges came to me from a recent chat with a friend. She has never left her hometown but was interested […]
August 11, 2020
migrant for love

Migrant for love – Introduction

“Where did you meet?” They ask me. “In Thailand” I answer. And I see their faces turn into the heart-shaped eyes emoticon… romantic, exotic, interesting … […]
July 20, 2020
The expat panic attack

The expat panic attack, a recipe

I still remember the excitement after deciding to follow my boyfriend to his native Australia; a new adventure, a new love story, a new chapter was […]
July 14, 2020
remembering the past

Remembering the past helps me stay in the present

Although I am aware of the importance of living in the present, I still let myself charm by memories. Since living abroad I find it important, […]
July 5, 2020
sensi di colpa

Expat guilt, something we have to deal with

It may be my Italian Catholic education but guilt is the first thing I packed when I made the decision to live abroad. Initially it was […]
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 […]
March 17, 2016

Hoffman Quadrinity Process, my first step into counselling

In 2003 I wasn’t happy, it is as simple as that. My tendency to self analysis had taken me to different counsellors and therapists but no one seemed […]
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) […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]

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