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Lionel Richie – Terme di Caracalla

Lionel Richie – Terme di Caracalla

Take Lionel Richie, and add him to one of the most incredible locations for a concert and you are in for a very special evening!  The above photo was taken from my second row seat… (And in front of me was a little standing area).  […]

The Vatican Museums & The Sistine Chapel

The Vatican Museums & The Sistine Chapel

I have lived in Italy for 18 years, 15 of those in Tuscany and the last 3 here in Rome.  I remember (vaguely) doing the Vatican Museum tour with my sister Lisa the first time we came to Italy over twenty years ago.  I have […]

Antico Forno Roscioli

Antico Forno Roscioli

Almost every ‘foodie’ that passes through Rome, will visit Antico Forno Roscioli . The family run bakery or Antico Forno Roscioli as it is known opened in Via dei Chiavari, by Marco Roscioli in 1972, and is one of the most successful bakeries in Rome.  (The location […]

Beautiful Sardegna (could have done without the food poisoning though)!

Beautiful Sardegna (could have done without the food poisoning though)!

Last weekend we went away for a long weekend to Sardegna, or Sardinia as it’s known in English.  I had never been before and was not disappointed.  It was one of those weekends that felt like we’d been away for 10 days, instead of the […]

A Rather Long Day… My little girl is Sweet 16 !

A Rather Long Day… My little girl is Sweet 16 !

Just a quick post before I throw myself under a hot shower and crawl into my comfy bed. I caught the train this morning to take Annabella out for her lunch as today was her 16th birthday.  I had bought her an electric mixer and […]

Tears, Sweet 16, and The Hard Rock Cafe!

Tears, Sweet 16, and The Hard Rock Cafe!

I’ve just got home from a lovely visit to Florence.  My Dad Joe, and his wife Fina were there, and as it will be Annabella’s 16th birthday this Thursday (and Dad returns to Australia on Friday) it was decided we’d have a get together with […]

A crazy crazy week….

A crazy crazy week….

It’s been a crazy crazy week….. and it’s actually not over yet.  Well, it won’t be over for me until Monday afternoon.  I have been busy doing a lot of prep for a rather exciting catering job I have on 25 April.  ANZAC Day will […]

Bricks & Mortar

Bricks & Mortar

BRICKS & MORTAR EATING HOUSE HAS SINCE CLOSED, BUT I WANTED TO SAVE ANNA’S STORY AND SO HAVE DECIDED NOT TO DELETE IT. (October, 2017) This post was actually supposed to be a review about a new ‘eating house’ that opened last year in Elsternwick, that I was […]

A Magical Sunday at the Seaside

A Magical Sunday at the Seaside

Yesterday a very important soccer match was played in Rome… historical rivals ROMA and LAZIO played against each other in the final of the Derby. (A derby is when two teams from the same city play against each other).  I have little interest in ‘calcio’, nor do […]

Tony Tardio

Tony Tardio

I never thought I’d describe a male voice as having a ‘velvet’ sound, but if you’ve ever listened to Tony Tardio on the radio then you’ll know what I’m talking about. (A friend of my mother’s describes his voice as Hot Chocolate, and I’d add […]