The Divorced Lady's Companion to Living in Italy

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The Divorced Lady's Companion to Living in Italy
CATHERINE MCNAMARA grew up in Sydney and moved to Paris to study French, and ended up in Ghana running a bar. She moved to Italy eight years ago.
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  • Please Turn Off the Music 2 weeks ago At the risk of sounding like an old fuddy-duddy instead of a refined ex-disco queen, I think it's time to Turn Off the Music.I mean, take today. I turn up at the pool for a quick lunchtime swim. Nothing too punishing, just forty minutes of lap time in between everything else. Are you with me?...
  • Heel Porn 3 weeks ago Gianvito Rossi - electrify!Have you fallen in love recently?   I have. They cost XXXeuro !! I swear I’m trying my best to move on to the next guy. I mean pair of heels. This is what I CANNOT STAND ABOUT LIVING IN ITALY. And what’s worse is when an expert internet shopper friend (grazie mille...
  • The Wild Beasts of the Earth Will Adore Him 1 month ago I've been busy. Nooo, not writing another blockbuster, but very much entangled in words. In fact I've been going nuts with words.Ever walked into an Italian church which is just dripping with marble and angels and columns and symbols and layer upon layer of history you know you should understand?...
  • Blog Her Award - Shoes, Stones and Triumph 2 months ago Thanks very much, Rachel Fenton, for presenting me with this blog award ! Some of you will remember that I met up with Short Fiction prizewinner Rachel Fenton in Soho last November for a brilliant Wagamama lunch where we both motor-mouthed for hours. Oh and we also read our stories at the Short...
  • When I grow up I'm gonna be a cowgirl 2 months ago I know it's a leopardWhat did you want to be when you were an impressionable innocent young thing? A lion tamer like me? Impressionable and Wild Kingdom-lovin' young Cat decided she wanted to be nothing less than a lion tamer after going to see the Moscow Circus somewhere in central Sydney in the...

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  • Why Italy Will Break Your Heart Many Times Over Expat Blog Awards 2013 Why Italy Will Break Your Heart Many Times Over This isn’t about sex. It’s not about having your heart pummelled by some dopey guy or silly female. It’s not about an affair or the end of a long marriage. Though it could be. Italy will... Expat Blog Awards 2012: Italy Honourable Mention Award!

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Website Reviews » There are 12 reviews on The Divorced Lady's Companion to Living in Italy

Gina Samarotto
14:49 PM November 01, 2012

Warm, intelligent bloggings! Love it!

Alessandra VERONA
16:22 PM November 01, 2012

Funny and new.loved it

Francesca Muir
21:28 PM November 01, 2012

Such honesty - Catherine writes with passion and a great sense of humour. Her posts make my day! F

Marina Sofia
08:37 AM November 02, 2012

This is such a fun and varied blog - it conveys perfectly all the delights and frustrations of expat life, the daily wonder and bafflement, as well as profound understanding and love of Italy.

Komberly Sullivan
11:34 AM November 02, 2012

Great post. As a fellow ex-pat, I find this funny and very, very true.

Averil Dean
14:06 PM November 02, 2012

Catherine is a poet in four-inch heels, and she always makes me laugh.

15:48 PM November 02, 2012

Good job. Well done!

Yvonne Stewart
18:29 PM November 02, 2012

Cat has it all! Warm intelligent insightful challenging and a fab laugh. She is grappa made flesh - an injection of espresso - a warm embrace - a friend! The writing is of such consistently high quality - the posts have you begging for more.

19:35 PM November 02, 2012

At times hilarious and times poignant, Catherine's posts always give me something to think about.

21:45 PM November 04, 2012

Catherine makes me think, laugh and question. Wonderful use of language and a different and interesting point of view. Fun to read and so very thought provoking!

Conor Fitzgerald
12:23 PM November 12, 2012

Catherine filters her experience of Italy through a veil of humour and observation in a way that makes you smile, but also makes you want to lift the veil and see the deeper motivations driving her. She makes you care for her and root for her.

Lisa Chiodo
23:33 PM December 04, 2013

Always love your blog Catherine!!! One I look forward to sending love xxx lisa | renovating italy

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