Befana vs Little Christmas

The 6th of January is an interesting date in both Ireland and Italy. It surely marks the end of the Christmas season, and I think it’s time for me too to put aside the decorations that this year I particularly enjoyed. Why is this day special? Let’s start from Ireland. Here, the feast of the…

Warming Up – Part 2

This second part of how to warm up coming closer to Christmas is all about going out. Warming up by going out? Yes! First thing, go wandering in your town streets just for the sake of it. After a little walking with your nose up to the Christmas lights, you will get warm – especially…

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…

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!…