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December, 10 days before going home, 15 days to Christmas…it’s all about the Christmas tree and…the Christmas treats! Leaving UK, welcome myself home in Italy and come and fly with me to Miami for New Year!

10 Dec

Hello readers

I am sorry I have been quite busy recently with my new adventure but this is not a good reason to leave my beloved blog for too long, the thing is…I have been in England for too long and I am losing my words…I need to go back home to celebrate Christmas with my family and friends, and meet people who enjoy having a chat with other people…not like the bloody cold Brits!

Christmas tree is up, finally, most Christmas presents have been wrapped, a few still missing…but we are getting there!!!

Have a good week everyone, let’s start the countdown to Christmas….15 days to go!!! Going back home…10 days to go….going back to Miami….17 days to go, OH YEAH!

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Happy birthday to my dad today….and Merry Christmas to all of you soon!!

4 Dec

I cannot still believe that today is my dad’s birthday and I am not even in Italy to celebrate with the family…well we should celebrate more at Christmas then! Happy birthday Papi!

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happy birthday super dad

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The only way is the Cotswolds, a piece of paradise in the British countryside…let’s brave some country chic soon!!!

19 Nov

I had such a great weekend away in the Cotswolds, for who doesn’t know anything about:

The Cotswolds are a range of hills in southwestern and west-central England, an area 25 miles across and 90 miles long. The area has been designated as the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty where every weekend lots of people from London go there to enjoy the countryside and to relax from the chaotic city, so we left on Saturday morning to visit a couple of our friends and their children who own a lovely cottage there and we had so much fun….I must admit despite the cold weather!!! I think I have fallen in love hard….for the little 4 months old daughter of our friends…

Pub lunch, walking in the fields, endless glass of red wine in front of the fire, pheasant for dinner…a visit to the animal farm, a visit to the most gorgeous farm shop ever (Daylesford)…a long drive back from Oxford to home…it was a great weekend!!!

Let’s add some gossip to spice up this post…famous celebrities own houses in the Cotswolds, including Kate Moss, Hugh Grant, Elizabeth Hurley, Lily Allen, J K Rowling, Stella McCartney and so on… The first time I went there was the day after Kate Moss got married and I spotted John Galliano walking around the town of Burford, I started to scream in the car when I saw him and very embarrassed he hid himself in the cook shop!

An apple a day keeps the doctor away…is this working even for Apple products?? Obsessed with my latest gadget…and I got lost in translation!

10 Oct

Hello readers,

I am really sorry that I couldn’t update the blog in the past few days, I have been running errands every day, I have been working, I have been cooking, I have been baking…and I have fallen in love for my new iPad…I am like a child on Christmas day sometimes! (by the way only 75 days till Christmas!!!)


I have been going back and forth from Brighton to attend some meetings, yesterday facing the horrible rainy day, today I have been facing a nice sunshine, I hit the high street on lunchtime but unfortunately I haven’t been successful…I might need to arrange a day out somewhere for a proper shopping spree, up to London would be nice!


Autumn is here, the leaves are falling down from the tree, the garden and the fields around are changing into nice colors and this “season changing” time makes me feel like to wear my apron all day long and cook until dawn….soups, starters, mains, cupcakes….my new idol of the week at the moment is Nigella Lawson…and I even decided if I am ever going to speak English with a British accent…well I want to speak like her!!

Oh my…there is only thing I am dreading about right now…having my refurbished wheels back on my car….S.O.S!!!!

Back in the country…and we are leaving again!

27 Dec

Hello everyone,

Back home!! We exchanged Christmas presents last night and my theme’s present was , of course, hello kitty!! My husband’s theme was, lucky him, Louis vuitton, cigarette holder, sunglasses and key holder…all in brown damier! And now it’s time to take the Christmas tree down, drink some rose…and pack to go to Miami tomorrow! Loving the festive period!!!

But I miss my gorgeous niece….martina I heart you!

I will blog from Miami…keep calm…get a valium…and travel on!!!

All I want for Christmas….is food!!! Italians do it better

26 Dec

For Italian people Christmas day or in the south even Christmas eve, it’s all about the food, no matter what.

Our Christmas lunch started yesterday at 1.30 pm and finished at 9.30 pm, 8 hours of non stop food and enjoying the time spent with the family and the kids! Feeling a bit sick today and had lots of nightmares last night but now we are ready to start again, boxing day lunch at mine!

The pictures will speak by themself…

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Auntie and niece

Even Santa came along…or my brother!

the Christmas menu

My favourite, gorgonzola, brie and walnuts cake…GREAT!

pudding number 1 and…

pudding number 2!

And the day before we exchanged a few presents with friends…

Gandhi wearing a Louis Vuitton scarf…PEACE WITH FASHION!

And my friend’s one…KARL WHO??

and a retro handset for my cousin’s iPhone!

Have a great day everyone and please don’t stop the celebrations!!

Flying back home to see my gorgeous husband tonight, I love spend time with my friends and family but I cannot wait to see him!!!

xxx

I wish you a Merry Christmas with love…enjoy the panettone and the celebrations!!!

25 Dec

I wish you a Merry Christmas, a very good one. I wish for all of you happines, joy, health, and prosperity.

I wish you a Merry Christmas, with an Italian touch.

I’m going to spend an amazing day with my family, at my sister in law’s parents house, cannot wait, I have to get ready!

I’m living in an Italian winter wonderland! Christmas is so close!!!

24 Dec

So close to Christmas that I still cannot believe, everyone is still running around to get the last minute presents for friends, family, ect, I witnessed to this yesterday afternoon walking along Via Venti Settembre (street 20th September, Bergamo), it was so busy , but people are brave, facing the cold and walking up and down with lots of bags!

On my way back I stopped to my aunt floral shop, transformed for the festive season in a winter wonderland…I love it!

You can even see my mum in the background 🙂

And what better than a massive cup of tea to finish off my wonderful day on a winter wonderland?

Alice in wonderland inspired cup of tea for me!!! Earl grey, with  a drop of milk…so British!

Christmas eve…I want only relax and enjoy my family today, on the notes of Michael Buble Christmas cd, present for my dad!

LET IT SNOW, LET IT SNOW, LET IT SNOW

Happy Christmas eve and happy Christmas to everyone!!!

xxx

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