Born in Melbourne, Australia. Lives in Seaford, East Sussex. She is mother to two teenage children, works full time and likes to blog in her spare time on http://www.anitalophile.com
‘My Italian wasn’t great, and I felt nervous about communicating with the locals for some reason’.
Eventually I relaxed just before returning to live in Australia again’, she laughs. Cathy did return to Italy a few years later, and became involved in her husband’s real estate business.
‘That’s a big draw-card for me’, she explains. ‘When we go back, it’s like we never left.’ But says Cathy, ‘I see the country warts and all and get an understanding about how things work, or don’t work. Tourists get a rose-tinted view of Italy, which is fine, but it isn’t all Prosecco and delicious food!’