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Archive | January, 2012

Workout, cleaning, painting, planning a dinner…and people think I do don’t a damn all day long!!

31 Jan

Being at home and a full time housewife seems an easy life, getting up late, going out for lunch, go to the beauty salon, cook something for dinner, well it’s not what I do!!!

I forced myself today and at 12.30 after have been working and cleaning I decided to hit the gym for my first session!!! Still have a bit of a cold but I’m getting better, my first 35 minutes of workout at the gym today I couldn’t believe! I do feel great now, but I’m sure I will be in pain tomorrow!

My husband asked me to do some paint, which I did, and now I was scrolling through recipe books to decide what to cook tonight, It’s not even 5pm but just reading through all the recipes I’m feeling so hungry! Luckily I decided to use the upstairs area as my office…because if I was in the kitchen right now I could have already attacked the fridge!

I had a visit this morning….a fox at the front door, I got so scared luckily I was inside! Still cannot get over the fox that last year mauled two babies in East London … ok this fox was tiny but still…I should ask for a rifle for my next birthday, so I can start hunting in the garden…foxes, rabbits, pheasant…Love the British countryside!!!

Have a good evening you all!

xxx

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All day on my Hello Kitty gown…not what I planned for my Monday!

30 Jan

Really not what I planned to do today, this cold and flu seem like they don’t feel like to abandon me and despite all my good intentions, got up reasonably early (before 8am) breakfast, cleaning, tiding, shower, work…I started to feel not well at all.

Lots of tea, lots of tissues and lots of sneezing and the Hello Kitty dressing gown over my clothes to keep me warm, drowsiness I hate you!

Thinking about our dinner tonight, it’s going to be a lamb shepherd’s pie and hope to be stronger tomorrow…who said Italian people cannot cook British food? I’ll show you!!!!

Have a good evening!

Cheers to a bloody cold this weekend….I’ll drink to that!

29 Jan

Weekend, good times, amazing friends, birthday party, house warming party, cakes, good food, good drinks…DIY, Sunday roast, lots of cleaning…and a damn cold that doesn’t let me breathe…shame!

I’m sat down on the sofa so amazed to see my husband glued to the TV screen watching Top Gear the new series…can someone explain me why men are crazy for it? I cannot stand those three idiots let alone fast cars…come on Thinkerbell you can do better (my lovely Smart…)

Shall I hit the gym tomorrow morning? Well why not…to be continued!

Have a good end of the weekend everyone!

Xxx

By the way I have been called Kermit this weekend…because of my J brand Emerald skinny jeans!

Feels like I have been beaten up, but that’s ok! First day at the gym

27 Jan

I must start saying that I have never been in a gym in all my life and I thought it was the right time to start. Put leggings on (can you believe it? Me with leggings), t-shirt, my converse and off I went, for the first training day. It was good, tried a few different machines, felt a bit sweaty and now my program is done, will I ever tone myself? To be continued!!!

Well…my gym has the spa next to, so I think I will work out and go to fall asleep in the Jacuzzi or having a massage after every work out….OMG…I love my life of leisure!!!!

Have a great weekend you all!!!

xxxx

I left my heart in Barbados…but I brought one back! Love Chopard happy diamonds

26 Jan

As you all know I fell in love for Barbados during my honeymoon, the best place to be, so chilled, so relaxed, such a paradise on earth.

On the last day when I discovered that less than 10 minutes away from our hotel there is a luxury mall (Lime grove in Holetown) I couldn’t believe my luck…and when I saw this ring I fell in love with.

Chopard ring from the Happy diamonds collection, thanks my lovely husband!!

Isn’t it beautiful? Somehow it reminds me the gorgeous engagement ring of my friend Shonda…I did not try to copy yours because yours is unbeatable!!!

I know I have been back for a bit now, but the ring was at the local jewellery store to be resized, and now I’m so happy!!!

Back into business but I’d like to go back to the leisure….

25 Jan

I know that last week I said to the world that I was going to start to write a cooking book…yeah…well unfortunately I have been busy in the last few days that I haven’t had any spare time,  I have started I have to admit that…but I just wrote one recipe…and took some pictures! I have been back in office for 2 days but I will carry on my working leisure life, and I will work on it! I’m even going to visit a gym tomorrow can you believe it? Recently I’m loving my food so much…that’s why I need to work out…I’m not sexy and I know it….need to drop some weight!! Do you want to have  a look at my latest dinners? xxxx

spaghetti bolognese

chicken pizzaiola with courgette and mushrooms

Healthy lunch salad

Spaghetti with mussels and tomatoes

Feeling hungry now!!!

Happy birthday….to someone REALLY SPECIAL !!!!

24 Jan

Happy birthday to my mum today….the best mum you can have.

Shame I’m not back in Italy to celebrate all together!!!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

A new beginning of life, or shall I say an upgrade? The modern housewife

23 Jan

Today I upgraded myself. I installed the new software, my brain has been updated. I upgraded myself to the proper HOUSEWIFE role, and I am happy. Working from home housewife, so I still work ( it does mean that I do something, not just a f*** all day long).

My husband could not believe to his eyes when still half asleep at 7.30AM saw me getting up and getting ready to go downstairs for breakfast – Are you sure you’re ok D? – he asked – Yes I am why? – It’s very strange seeing you awake this time in the morning!

Despite the “not go in office thing” I was relaxed, and happy to get up to do my things, go out, go shopping, sort the house, come back ,work, work, have some lunch, work, go out again, ironing, coffee, tea, biscuits, thinking about what to cook tonight….and the day went by….I am not bored and I’m happy! I feel like I can organise myself better with this kind of schedule…let’s see how long it last!!!

Modern approach to the lifestyle of an housewife? Why not!

Sunday, another lazy day in the countryside…I think I still have jet lag’s issues!

22 Jan

Sunday morning, and despite 4 noisy teenagers at home, we both slept until 10am…cannot believe my luck!

Breakfast on a Sunday morning…cappuccino, croissant, orange juice, and painting the kitchen.

Sunday lunch, one pub was too busy so we went to another one, and we enjoyed some good food and drinks (fuck the diet it’s the weekend)

Back home…ready to relax on the sofa with another drink…and what about tomorrow?

It’s just another manic Monday!!

An ordinary weekend in the South of England…enjoying and not!

21 Jan

The best way to start the weekend is having a good drink. Or even better an aperitif, Italian style. Some pieces of parmesan cheese, some slices of salame, and the venetian aperitif, Spritz, a combination of aperol soda, prosecco, and soda…best way to start a Friday night.

Saturday, wake up at 10am is priceless. Have a cappuccino and a croissant makes me feel like I’m back to Italy, even if I’m not.  Wear my Hello Kitty gown I got from my husband for Christmas is even better.

Cook a soup from scratch for lunch…is great. I love cooking and I’m so proud of myself

Saturday afternoon, have 4 teenagers at home is not cool. I mean, it’s ok, just a bit noisy.

Saturday afternoon, meet up with a fellow Italian is great. Drinking Birra Moretti is even better. (even if it’s makes me wee so much).

Having dinner in plus it’s going to be an homemade dinner cooked by my husband, not indian food or some strange kind of take away is even better.

More drinks? Why not… shall we crack the champagne???

Have a good weekend everyone!!!

xxx

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