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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...

About 4 nanoseconds after sitting down at my desk after the Christmas break, I was already daydreaming about how to get away again (isn’t being an adult fun?). One evening a few days later, as I was trying to distract myself...

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...

Unless a money tree sprouts inside my flat pretty soon (a girl can dream) there's no way I can afford a big long-haul trip this year. Instead, my 2018 travel mantra is "cheap and cheerful", and I've decided to master...

On my recent trip to England, I was keen to do something which I hardly ever do when visiting my family in the UK: I wanted to say no to homemade bacon sandwiches and takeaway Chinese food, and yes to...

As I told you here, my annual UK trip this year was organised a little differently than usual. I'd decided not to let myself fall into my usual spiral of boredom this time around (not so easily avoided when staying in...

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....