An Italophile

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An Italophile
Cathy Powell was born in Australia. After 6 years in Lazio, Italy, she is now based in south east England with her husband and two children.
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  • What my Italy is like 4 weeks ago A few days ago I was sitting with my former neighbour having a chat about stuff.  We were having a catch up as we haven’t seen each other for a while.  I was sitting there on her front porch looking towards our other neighbour, the farmer, thinking about what ‘my Italy’ constitutes. ...
  • Iddu London 2 months ago I was in London this morning and headed towards South Kensington to find Iddu.  Iddu is a word Sicilians use to describe the Aeolian volcano of Stromboli.  As you can see from the photo below, it was an absolutely stunning, sunny day in London.  The tables outside were being utilised, so I...
  • Home made Pizza di Pasqua 2 months ago The Britalian decided a couple of weeks ago that he wanted to make Pizza di Pasqua.  It can be either sweet or savoury and is found in many areas of Italy, but the place where it is most popular is central Italy – which is where the Britalian grew up and where we lived together Read More ... The...
  • An ode to pasta 3 months ago I am a poetry fan, but I am pretty sure that this post does not comply to what convention dictates an ode should be. The thing is last week I joined a new group at church.  One of the ice breaker activities was to name a favourite food.  To be honest with you I don’t Read More ... The post An...
  • Amongst the olive trees 4 months ago My husband has just had some slides developed that he found. Some of them feature the area of northern Lazio where we used to live. I thought I would share some of the ones with olive trees as I do find them rather beautiful. Although I only had the opportunity once to do so, I Read More ... The...

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Website Reviews » There are 3 reviews on An Italophile

Ingrid
11:34 AM October 26, 2012

An Italophile is an enjoyable down-to-earth blog - I am a subscriber and enjoy the updates and the photos - what is there in Italy that you cannot love!!

Catherine McNamara
12:39 PM October 26, 2012

Cathy's blog is warmly written, full of homegrown truths and a pleasure to read. I'm also an Australian living the Italian Life (also called Catherine!) and find her words positive and interesting, especially as she describes a different part of this varied country. Bravissima!

Philippa Challis
13:46 PM October 26, 2012

Lovely photos and lots of interesting information and comments on Italian life in central italy.

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