HeartRome

My life and times in the eternal city and beyond

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Roman Tea Party

You can imagine the comments and strange looks I get when I tell Italians that I don’t drink coffee. Well I have the occasional one with milk or a frappe / iced coffee in summer but for all intents and purposes, you could say I drink coffee like a kid – completely watered down & not too often! Given what I like to call my innate italian-ness, this has always

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Tiramisu… Roman style

Some of you may or may not find this interesting or of any real significance. However – those of you who know me well will appreciate the excitement I felt when tonight I finally visited Bar Pompi – Il Regno del Tiramisu (which literally means Tiramisu Kingdom or House of Tiramisu I guess). A life without dessert, for me, is pretty much a life not worth living! And as I

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Life… in Rome

Let’s just say it’s been an eye opener dealing with the transition of holidaying in Italy to living in Italy.  Firstly the change of pace (and season!)  Having to get used to NOT waking up every day and going to the beach! In fact, NOT waking up in a hotel! NOT going out for dinner every night! NOT going shopping (well, real shopping!) every single day! So in the space

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You know you’re living in Italy when…

A taxi driver asks you if it’s ok to stop & grab a coffee with him & if he’s “your type”… Um awkward!! You get mugged blind without even noticing! You get asked out on a date walking out of a tabaccheria (smoke shop) Cops stop mid way through giving someone a fine to check you out & say “buongiorno signorina” You can buy a bottle of good wine at

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Hello world!

So this is it… the BIG dream of living in ROME, ITALY & I’m living it… right now! I left Melbourne just on 11 weeks ago.. how time flies!  I spent the European summer in Abruzzo, Rome, Como, Milan, London, Split, Brac, Lipari, Sardegna and Lipari again! I know.. sounds exhausting hey!  But it has been one of the best summers of my life… Actually, not all that dissimilar to other summers

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