I’ve always loved the idea of not being what people expect me to be.”

Ciao. Benvenuti. My name is Maree, and I’m a lover of Shakespeare and stilettos. I have over 10 years of experience as a content writer, and I am ALWAYS dreaming of Rome. The Eternal City has half of my heart (we even named our son ‘Roman’). I’m an Italian-Australian citizen, married to an Egyptian man (who has the other half of my heart). I wanted to be a veterinarian when I was growing up but my high school aptitude test placed me as best suited to a career as a librarian. I do love to read and I own over 160 books, mostly non-fiction novels about serial killers, travel memoirs about expats living in Italy, and the Catholic faith (they’re not related topics).

I am obsessed with ancient history. My favourite winter dish is polenta. I was born in November. I’m a huge fan of MS-DOS games. I have a strong opinion about the Oxford comma. I absolutely cannot live without my Bialetti Moka pot. I have been described as “a walking contradiction.” I’m still not sure what that means. I type fast and I talk even faster.

Think you can keep up?

Allora, now about my blog. Thanks for stalking visiting. It’s been a pet project of mine since 2016. Here, I’ll share stories regularly about my life & style, amore, travel, and faith. Welcome to the inside of my mind. Tanti baci x  

This is me on my babymoon in the Eternal City (Rome, 2022)


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Don’t feel stupid if you don’t like what everyone pretends to love.”