July 29, 2015

A beautiful Sunday in Melbourne

      Today the sun was shining and the air was crisp, perfect day to go and explore Melbourne, I thought! My idea was welcomed by the […]
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) […]
March 6, 2015

Cultural drinking

My first encounter with a group of rowdy Australians was on the ferry from Ancona to Patras in 1987. In those days my knowledge of Australian […]
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 […]
October 5, 2014

A walk in the bush

I miss the mountains but, since I have become a master of compromising, a walk in the bush has its own magic!  
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 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 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 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 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 […]