HeartRome

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Happy 2771st Birthday Rome!

Founded on 21 April in 753 BC, today is Rome’s 2771st birthday. Known in Italian as, ‘Il natale di Roma’. To mark her birthday, I wanted to publish an excerpt from my book I Heart Rome. I wrote it with love, from the heart and with a lump in my throat. Because I’m one of those hopeless romantics. One of those people who cries at the end of a romantic

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Happy Birthday Roma!

I just found out that it’s a little someone’s birthday this weekend! On Saturday 21 April Rome celebrates her 2,765th Birthday and the occasion will be marked in various ways across the city. I guess Rome and I have a few things I’m common (beauty of course being the obvious you say 🙂 No, thats not it). We both mark our birthdays this month and therefore share the same zodiac

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Drills, Hammers and a Jesus Party to Remember

Since moving to Rome I have learnt to use a drill. I have also used a hammer and nails. Those of you who know me well – yes – you are on the right page and reading the right blog. And no, I have not been recently been abducted by aliens. It’s just me learning to do the things a strong, independent, single woman of the world should know how

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My good luck year in Rome

Well it’s just past midnight in Rome and according to Italians, I have just entered what is apparently going to be the luckiest year of my life! I’ve just turned 33 and according to this overly religious and superstitious bunch, this is my ‘L’anno di Cristo‘ – year of Christ (or as some of my friends and I jokingly call it, my ‘Jesus Year’). My response to every Italian (and

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