A new purpose

On Living Barefoot blog I read about how to recycle beautiful images from an old calendar. And I got inspired. I hate throwing away nice paper and decorated cardboards, and I always look for ways to repurpose them. So, I had this nice box from a mini panettone (the one on Dora’s right): I opened…

Donate memories at Christmas

Christmas just passed, and it’s now time to evaluate these festive time. Since I’m not too fond of this type of holidays, the four days I spent in Italy were quite enough. It’s so nice to realize what is left of that time though, all the tangible memories I could bring back home with me….

Stay meaningfully simple

To echo my last post about my Christmas Carol, I’m not used to go mad with decorations at this time of the year. I prefer to decorate the house for a season (two in this case, autumn and winter), and enjoy a basic decorated home all year round. The only Christmas properly seasonal characters who…

My early Scottish Christmas

I was about to start creating some jewellery, I put some Scottish tunes from Julie Fowlis, and I suddenly felt the urge to look back at some pictures taken during my Christmas in Edinburgh. So I had to put them together in this photo post. At this stage, Edinburgh is like my second home from…

My Christmas carol

It’s the 8th of December. In Italia it’s a holiday and usually people takes the opportunity to bring out the Christmas decorations, light up the house in nice tiny colourful bulbs and think about traditional recipes. I have never considered Christmas time anything special. It rather reminds me of a few things that made me…

Bye 2015 – Hello 2016!

Christmas holidays flew so fast this year. Family dinners, friends, relatives, my cat… but I found a little space to think of what 2015 has been for me.