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An Anglophone's glimpse into Italian life - yes all those moments lost in translation, the awkward never-ending smiles and conversations without finite endings. Remember those? More Info

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Living the Dolce Vita

Living the Dolce Vita

Straddling two worlds …

September 15, 2013 by Waltzing Matilda

 Good day all! I had taken a slightly flexible attitutude to my blogging so apologies for the tardy post. It was only six months late, and at least it still… Read more…

Categories: Change, Migrant life

Colour me Italian!

February 7, 2013 by Waltzing Matilda

Italy is the land of vibrance and exuberance; of the plenty and the abundant, particularly in its taste for beauty, style and fashion that tops world class every year, time… Read more…

Categories: Culture, Italians


August 8, 2012 by Waltzing Matilda

Some say that life is a popularity contest, and meritocracy is but a myth. To some extent this maybe true as various analyses, psychometric tests and social experiments have shown… Read more…

Categories: Culture, Migrant life

Every city needs a hero!

June 30, 2012 by Waltzing Matilda

This blog post is inspired by one man, who happens to be my current hero – Caravaggio … For other philistines, like myself I will provide a bit of a… Read more…

Categories: Culture

Aspetta, Aspetta Signorina!

June 10, 2012 by Waltzing Matilda

This post is about personal space. Yep, that’s right. That perimeter of distance around us that we need to be able to retain and control, while we have a conversation,… Read more…

Categories: Culture, Italians


May 16, 2012 by Waltzing Matilda

“Art is a mirror not because it is the same as the object, but because it is different… A mirror is a vision of things, not a working model of… Read more…

Categories: Italians

Lost in translation, si?

March 13, 2012 by Waltzing Matilda

“When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean—neither more nor less.” “The question is,” said Alice,… Read more…

Categories: Culture

Just a bit more beauty thanks …

February 21, 2012 by Waltzing Matilda

All human beings in any functional society have a diverse set of needs, wants and desires. Using the mass laws of hieracrchy of needs as a studied snapshot of human… Read more…

Categories: Italians, Uncategorised


February 3, 2012 by Waltzing Matilda

G’day everybody! This is the first blog post for Living the Dolce Vita, and I have uhmmed and aahed enough thinking about what may be sufficiently cute, funny, interesting or… Read more…

Categories: Italians