56/56 Tis the day

A recap on my eviction journey. Today was the deadline to leave the old house. As you could see reading this journal, it took way less to find a new place. This was due to a mix of anxiety, adaptability, luck, and collaboration between me and my housemate. How am I feeling now? Well, let’s…

33/56 Friendly words

Sometimes, during tough times, people who you think are far from you and your experiences, can surprise you with just a sentence. Sometimes the most simple thing can be the most powerful. The most powerful words are the ones that hit the target without having being uttered with any intention. A couple of weeks ago,…

25/56 Moved – and giveaway winner

Couldn’t keep up with my journal in the last few days because I was living in between the old and the new place, and the internet had already been moved. We finished moving yesterday, thanks to all the beautiful people who helped me. And I’m writing on an empty stomach, since I couldn’t go shopping…

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…

I’m an island

I have always loved islands. I have always been attracted to them. When I was a child I used to travel every summer with my family to Pantelleria, in Sicily, where my dad comes from. I remember I used to consider this my real home. And my home has now moved to another island: Ireland!…

We all look a bit like my mum

I was back to my Italian home for a few days last Christmas, and had the chance to notice those little things that change while I’m away. One of these was my mum drinking warm water and lemon in the morning. Well, my dad had to perform the same just to keep peace with his…