The Dangerously Truthful Diary of a Sicilian Housewife

An English woman in Sicily handling parenthood, corruption and a Sicilian mother-in-law, all at once

Why were Ten Percent of Sicilian Babies Abandoned?

I was excited last month to get a pressie from one of the leading experts in Sicilian genealogy. A novella, set in olden-days Sicily. The author, Angelo Coniglio, usually helps … Continue reading

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The Valley of the temples, Agrigento, Sicily

I have made a slideshow of the excavated ancient Greek City of Akragas in the Province of Agrigento, Sicily. Nowadays it is called the Valley of the Temples, even though it … Continue reading

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What do Sicilians Look Like? Let’s dig into the DNA

What colour are Sicilians? This seems to be the most controversial and provocative question one could possibly ask in relation to Sicily. I receive a regular stream of distressed or … Continue reading

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Are you suffering from Tanorexia?

I recently found out there’s an illness called “tanorexia.” I thought I might suffer from it, being so unable to get a suntan. I went to the beach yesterday and … Continue reading

August 20, 2015 · 10 Comments

Has anyone else noticed….?

…That the cover of the new E.L “50 Shades of Grey” James book is a blatant rip-off of my novel “Evil Eye”? I think my cover is prettier, though, and I … Continue reading

August 18, 2015 · 14 Comments

I Married a Pastafarian

I used to think Italians were Catholics but, since living here, I have found out they are devout Pastafarians.   If I make my Hubby go without eating pasta for … Continue reading

August 11, 2015 · 25 Comments

Ten ways to Protect against the Evil Eye – Would you dare try 9 or 10?

Do you have a son who used to be a lovely little child, but suddenly turned into a vile, stroppy teenager? In Brazil, that would get you worried that someone … Continue reading

August 10, 2015 · 4 Comments

Caption Competition! Win a Free Book!!!

I have been delighted with all the enthusiastic feedback you lot have been giving me about my latest book. Do you want to know what my mother said about it? … Continue reading

August 7, 2015 · 36 Comments

A Priceless Hoard of Sicilian Treasure

I first visited Siracusa two summers ago. The highlight of my trip was visiting the Medagliere (Numismatics Treasury) in the Archaeological Museum and getting to know its charming curator, Rosalba … Continue reading

August 5, 2015 · 6 Comments

Camping like Tarzan

You may have noticed I’ve fallen quiet lately. This was partly because I hoped you’d miss my witty tales of derring do around Sicily so much you would decide to … Continue reading

August 3, 2015 · 27 Comments

Book Review: The Dangerously Truthful Diary of A Sicilian Housewife

Originally posted on Unwilling Expat:
I have been following Veronica Di Grigoli’s blog for a few years now, laughing along at the Sicilian Housewife’s  struggles and humorous confusion associated with day-to-day…

July 31, 2015 · Leave a comment

How Sicilians Are Helping Young Migrants Arriving On Their Island

Originally posted on Sicilian Donkey Chef Services:
Tambah Jenneh, 18, is a migrant from Gambia now working at 11eleven in Catania (c) Sean Neil / Al Jazeera Sicily has first-hand…

July 21, 2015 · 9 Comments

Through Their Words and My Eyes

I “met” Karen La Rosa online when we both participated in a documentary about Sicily produced by Mark Spano. A fascinating and charming man himself, he raved about her insight, … Continue reading

July 20, 2015 · 9 Comments

QUESTIONNAIRE: Could YOU make the grade as a Sicilian Housewife?

Originally posted on The Dangerously Truthful Diary of a Sicilian Housewife:
Housewives exist all over the world, but Sicilian Housewives are a unique breed. Are YOU are made of The…

July 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

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