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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...

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...

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...

I know, I know, if you come from the rainy UK, a week in Italy in the summer is probably something you fantasise about, but let me assure you that spending the entire month of August in an Italian city...

While tourists flock to enjoy the sandy beaches of Puglia, to photograph the adorable towns in the Cinque Terre or on the Amalfi Coast, to walk around historical cities like Florence and Bologna or the European capital of shopping, Milan,...

Drinking coffee in Italy is not only practically the national sport, but is also one of the first ways you'll be reminded that you are not one of them when you first move here. Italy simply wouldn't be the same without...

I’m going to start this post with a premise: if you can’t stand a bit of a moan followed by some vomit-inducing gratitude, all punctuated with some random autumn photos, stop reading now: you ain’t gonna like it. So, sometimes, it...

If you stay in the same town, city, or even country where you grew up, the chances are that a lot of your friends will stay the same and that you’ll end up living, hanging out, and maybe even working...