Kate Langbroek misses life in lockdown in Italy after returning to Melbourne

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‘It made me realize what good company my children are’: Kate Langbroek admits she misses life in lockdown in Italy after returning to Melbourne with her family.

Kate Langbroek has admitted that she misses life in Italy, despite spending most of the past year with her family.

In an interview with New idea On Monday, the 55-year-old TV and radio host said she and her family were ‘off to a flying start’ after returning to Melbourne in December.

“I kind of miss … very slightly … the lockdown days when all I had to do to organize our meals,” she admitted.

The Good Life: Kate Langbroek has admitted that she misses life in Italy, despite spending most of the past year near her family.  Pictured with her husband, Peter Lewis

The Good Life: Kate Langbroek has admitted that she misses life in Italy, despite spending most of the past year near her family. Pictured with her husband, Peter Lewis

She said she also appreciated spending uninterrupted time with her four children.

‘It made me realize what good company my children are. And how lazy I let them be. Now they are much more helpful with housework, ”she added.

Kate said that while Italy’s lockdown was “ scary at first, ” they soon “ relaxed into it, ” and she can’t wait to return to the country.

Back to reality: In an interview with New Idea on Monday, the 55-year-old radio host said she and her family (pictured) 'got off the ground' after returning to Melbourne in December.

Back to reality: In an interview with New Idea on Monday, the 55-year-old radio host said she and her family (pictured) 'got off the ground' after returning to Melbourne in December.

Back to reality: In an interview with New Idea on Monday, the 55-year-old radio host said she and her family (pictured) ‘got off the ground’ after returning to Melbourne in December.

“It was so beautiful to us, we love it – and it felt like the country loved us too,” she explained.

‘There is a lot to learn from Italians – their love of family, their love of food, the way they take time to rest. The way they make everything beautiful. ‘

In an interview with the Herald Sun in January, Kate confessed that returning to Australia after two years abroad had been an adjustment.

'I miss a little ... very slightly ... the lockdown days when all I had to do to organize our meals,' she admitted

'I miss a little ... very slightly ... the lockdown days when all I had to do to organize our meals,' she admitted

‘I miss a little … very slightly … the lockdown days when all I had to do to organize our meals,’ she admitted

'There is a lot to learn from Italians - their love of family, their love of food, the way they take time to rest.  The way they make everything beautiful, ”she said

'There is a lot to learn from Italians - their love of family, their love of food, the way they take time to rest.  The way they make everything beautiful, ”she said

‘There is a lot to learn from Italians – their love of family, their love of food, the way they take time to rest. The way they make everything beautiful, ”she said

‘I didn’t miss the Australian narrow-mindedness … I loved the freedom there. Just that wagging thing in Australia – I didn’t miss that, ”she said.

Kate and her husband of 18, Peter Lewis, moved to Bologna in January 2019 with their four children, Lewis, 17, Sunday 16, Artie, 14, and Jan, 11.

Initially intended as a ‘gap year for families’, they decided to extend their stay for an additional 12 months.

'I didn't miss the Australian narrow-mindedness ... I loved the freedom there.  Just that wagging thing in Australia - I didn't miss that, ”she said

'I didn't miss the Australian narrow-mindedness ... I loved the freedom there.  Just that wagging thing in Australia - I didn't miss that, ”she said

‘I didn’t miss the Australian narrow-mindedness … I loved the freedom there. Just that wagging thing in Australia – I didn’t miss that, ”she said

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