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Kate Bailward
Works at my desk and my kitchen
Attended The Bridge Theatre Training Company
Lives in Catania, Sicily
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The perils and pitfalls of trying to get Italian residency. It may seem like a simple process - but appearances can be deceptive ...
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NEW on the blog today - a story of bread, and hiking, and the great outdoors. #nebrodi   #sicily  
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NEW on the blog: the things that can happen when you take a Scrabble board into the great outdoors ...
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It may be the dog days of summer in Sicily, but there are still beach days to be had. A pair of sisters (cousins?) sit on a rock, reading. One, as brown and flat-chested as her cousin (sister?) is pale and ample-bosomed, mutters the words silently as she reads, her lips moving constantly as her ...
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There's a new blog in town, all about cultural discombobulation. Appropriately, it's called Culture Window, and it features my recent credit card story. Check it out :)

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Etna in autumn = breathtaking. (In both senses, once you've got to the top of the Valle del Bove!) This is the most gorgeous hike yet. Reaching the top in thick cloud and then - just for a couple of minutes - having the clouds part to reveal the main crater was something very, very special. Photos and video to prove that it did, indeed, happen.
Etna's trees, dressed in their best and showing off their full range of autumn colours rocky gold and green by Kate Bailward Into the woods … trippety trap by Kate Bailward … and over the bridge, trippety-trap. copper and clouds by kate bailward A glow of sun from far above, and the damp, ...
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NEW on the blog: a story of delicious almond granita but - more importantly - also of the woman who makes it. By hand. Every day.
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NEW on the blog today, a story about seemingly endless summer, and enjoying old age to the max
Which beach where? “Signora!” Donato winds down the window of his battered turquoise car and calls to the woman sitting in the back seat of hers with all the doors open. “Signora – Lei sa dov'è la spiaggia?” The woman peers around the large bunch of flowers on her lap and gives him a look as if ...
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So many beaches, so little time - some memories of beach time last year. Lovely.
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NEW on Driving Like a Maniac: Journey to Paris; on not-so-naughty treats and being chatted up by a man more than twice my age. I hate travelling, but I LOVE the stories it gives me.
Piazza Borsellino, even at 9.30am, is blisteringly hot. I head for the small area of shade by the ticket office closest to my stop, which is already jostling with people. I squeeze in at the edge and prepare to wait. Five minutes later, I see an old man making his way towards us, ...
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You know those days when nothing seems to be going your way? Yeah, it's one of those today. So I'm escaping to a day four years ago, when things were much more relaxed. Ah, Gallipoli, quanto ti amo ...
It was around this time four years ago that I first realised that I was head over heels in love with Italy. Well, there's something to be said for a country that can make me actively enjoy the sound of hooting car horns and riotously joyful football fans … This story was first published on the ...
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I'm Kate, also known as Katja. A one-time actor brought up in the English Westcountry, I now live in Catania, Sicily and write stuff, both for myself and other people. I also cook quite a lot.
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Moved to southern Italy for 9 months in 2009 and haven't yet managed to leave ...
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  • The Bridge Theatre Training Company
    Acting, 1997 - 1999
  • St George International, London
    Trinity Cert TESOL, 2009 - 2009
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I recently stayed a night in The Hive, which is the Beehive's dorm room. I arrived late at night, but even though this was only just before the reception was due to close at 11pm, Diana, on the front desk, was friendly and helpful, making sure that I had everything I needed before she left for the night. I rang her as I arrived at Termini to say that I was on my way, and was pleasantly surprised to find that, even lugging a capricious, heavy suitcase, I reached the Beehive in the promised five minutes. The room itself is spacious, which is a refreshing change from some dorm rooms I've stayed in. The bunks are comfortable, and they aren't crammed too close together. No waking up in the morning breathing into somebody else's face here! The lockers are sturdy with plenty of space for valuables. At this point in time there isn't air conditioning in the room, although I believe it's planned for next year. However, as the windows open out onto the locked, walled garden, we felt safe leaving them open and this, in conjunction with the ceiling fan, meant that the room didn't get too hot. Having messed up my onward travel plans (ahem) I had a full day to spend in Rome after my stay. The Beehive has a luggage storage room which is locked, and the key kept behind reception, so I felt very secure leaving my bag for the day and returning later. I was also able to get my travel tickets printed at reception, which was a lifesaver. Finally, I have to mention the lounge room and garden. Both are peaceful and calm, and lovely places to sit and chill. The lounge room's walls are covered in photos of family and friends of the owners, which gives a really friendly feel. There are also travel guides and novels to read, as well as a computer which is free for all guests to use. The garden is *gorgeous*, with overhanging trees and plenty of sofas and tables to sit and chat to others, or just - as I did - to chill out late at night after a long day's travelling when you're not tired enough to go to bed yet.
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