Christmas letters

This year I have sent Christmas greeting cards to my friends in Latina. I had never done that before, but stumbling in Christmas cards in any corner of any shop in town, quite affected me. The fact that I won’t be back home this year, gave me one more excuse to do it. But I…

My Christmas Tree

I don’t like fake Christmas trees too much, and I’m too sorry for the real ones. So, this year I decided to make my own eco-friendly, low-cost Christmas Tree. The main materials are sticks and ivy branches, all coming from my garden. Other things you I needed to make it were some twine and fairy…

Tea Advent Calendar

As promised, I’m back to show you my second advent calendar. What inspired me for this one was a walk in the woods, drinking tea and love for chocolate. What you need: A wooden stick, like the one I found in the woods Mixed flavours Yogi Tea (because they are delicious and you can find…

Quotes Advent Calendar

*Not sponsored* During the weekend I have created two advent calendars. Here is the first one, while I’m going to share the second one on another post that will be published on Thursday. This one is inspired to a project I found on Daphne’s Diary magazine. I love this mag because it always has some…

A wintry centrepiece

Looking for a nice and easy wintry DYI project for this weekend? Have a look at this centrepiece I have made. It looks and smell just like winter! What you need: Slate: I found it in Tiger Star anise & cinnamon sticks Glue Copper glitters: I found this glittered glue in Art&Hobby A candle holder…

Warming up – Part 1

Hello Everyone, Just a little Monday motivation post, to tell you a couple of things I’m doing to keep warm and in the right mood in the transition from autumn to winter. First of all, I tried a repice from “The Petitecook” blog. It was a delicious Vegan Spicy Pumpkin and Carrot Soup. And what…

A name is (just) a name

  If you read my previous post, “On a Cold and Rainy Night”, you would already know that I have found a little helper this Christmas. Well, she found me really. So, when I asked her to tell me her name, she replied she didn’t have one. She explained that, being an animal, she doesn’t…

On a Cold and Rainy Night

  Every year, I see beautiful shop windows and streets lighting up for Christmas from the end of October, ads reminding of that on esame theme over and over, and the square buzzing in the preparation for the market. Every year, I tell myself the same story: I’m going to get ready very soon too!…

Once Upon an October

October highlight was the trip to Prague! My friend Rosy (travelling from Rome) and I met at our holiday destination for the Halloween Bank Holiday weekend. The best way to meet your friends from home when you live far! Travelling in the evening and leaving again in the morning, we had two full days to…

#loseaminute

Since when I left Italy and started living and working in Ireland, my mind expanded and my old thinking patterns shrank. What do I mean by that? Well, first of all, that human beings get used to better life quality and tend to consider it normal. But we never forget what was before, and why…

October’s resolutions

I must have mistaken October for January, or autumn for spring. I feel so much energy and focus towards new things, and the tendency to draft new resolutions. The changing Irish weather must have messed up my habits, and I’m quite liking it! My two new resolutions, which already turned into plans and just about…

Once upon a September

Here again with another monthly “best of”. Hard to believe the year is flowing away so fast! I have no doubts about the highlight for this month: my sister Irene came to Galway. She is going to stay with me for 6 weeks, while attending an English language course. I started perceiving a mix of…