The Gap Life Diaries | Living in Italy
317
archive,category,category-living-in-italy,category-317,ajax_fade,page_not_loaded,,qode-title-hidden,qode_grid_1300,hide_top_bar_on_mobile_header,qode-content-sidebar-responsive,qode-child-theme-ver-1.0.0,qode-theme-ver-11.2,qode-theme-bridge,wpb-js-composer js-comp-ver-5.2.1,vc_responsive
  • All
  • Other stories

At 7.54 p.m., you arrive at your regular supermarket looking windswept and flushed having realized, six minutes before the store closed, that you have nothing at all left in the cupboard, except for four strawberries, the dregs of a tub...

2018 marks my sixth year in Italy (how did that happen?) and my fifth time looking for a new flat in Turin. Every time I have to do it, I'm reminded that house hunting in Italy is not a pleasant experience,...

Whenever it rains here in Turin - and I honestly mean every single time - someone chuckles as they say to me, "You should be used to this, you're from England". But just because we've grown up with near-constant drizzle and...

The structure of my trips to my mum's house in Gloucestershire, England, is always pretty much the same. My mum, grandma, and brother fill me in on the latest gossip about the neighbours, most of whom I've still never actually met....

First of all, if you don’t know about the (arguably slightly bonkers) Japanese tidying guru that is Marie Kondo, click here for a very quick summary of her method, and then come back. Don’t worry - I’ll wait. Ready now? Read...

Turin is still a little behind on the brunch trend, but more places are now catching up, and as long as you're not after real English bacon, you won't be disappointed. I've taken one for the team and tried a few brunch places...

The Italian Riviera. It sounds glamorous, doesn't it? And it can be, I guess. But it's a place I've stayed far away from since moving to Italy. Liguria and I have a bit of a complicated relationship, you see. As well...

If you had to come up with a list of similarities between Italy and Scandinavia, after ‘there’s IKEA’, you probably wouldn’t be able to manage many. When you think about the Danish concept of Hygge (pronounced hoo-gah, or so I’m told) Italy’s...

As anyone who knows me is well aware, I have a thoroughly no fucks given approach to doing things alone. I love fun activities with friends, but as I've got older I've become increasingly aware that I do need to recharge...

When you move away from your home country to spend a few years elsewhere, you definitely have a picture in your mind of how life abroad will be. But sometimes, you don't get what you bargained for. FASHION: The expectation: I was pretty...