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The puppies diaries: how can Coco Chanel Elizabeth Taylor Collins steal my heart and put my life upside down like this? The power of a gorgeous Cavalier king Charles puppy

31 Jan

Calming signals dog

Hello readers

I cannot believe how my life has changed in just over 2 weeks of having little Coco at home with us. I love her dearly, and I think my husband loves her more than me right now (endless cuddles on the sofa with the dog and not a look to the wife, nice) but I must admit, I did not think it was going to be such hard work to raise and educate a puppy.

I am not a morning person at all, and lack of sleep on the first week hit me badly, and still 2 weeks on to me get up around 7/7.20 in the morning feels like wake up in the middle of the night, I never thought life could start so early in the morning!!

I am not a fashionista but I like every day to get dressed nicely, even if it’s just jeans and cashmere sweater…I can’t do this anymore with a vicious puppy that is trying to bite everything she sees (including my nose and my husband’s) so at the moment is just old jeans and old baggy sweater…anyway who does see you? No one when you spend all day at home!

I enjoy stay at home and just have lazy days sometimes…but now I start to feel a bit trapped in. I am not one of those people who just stay all day sat on the sofa watching E! and Bravo (to be a good real housewife) but my escapes at the moment are just, lock Coco in the kitchen and run to the supermarket … not actually very amusing!

I am even missing all the sales in town…I would just like to go out me and Coco for a walk in town instead than in the fields, but I can’t yet until she has the second vaccination…one more week to go.

I have work to do anyway which is good to be in sometimes….but now I am getting stressed, irritated and grumpy…I even called the gym to start my membership again…just to escape a bit!

Coco…I love you, I love the fact that you are making our days brighten with your presence…but I need to control my life again!!!

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It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas, an Italian Christmas!!! Love being home surrounded by family and friends and off to Miami with my husband in 3 days!

24 Dec

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Everywhere you go;
Take a look in the five-and-ten, glistening once again
With candy canes and silver lanes aglow.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas,
Toys in every store,
But the prettiest sight to see is the holly that will be
On your own front door.

Do you feel the festive spirit? Do you feel the love in the air? I do and I am so happy to breathe an Italian Christmas again! I have been back since Thursday and I have been non-stop as usual and I am looking forward to celebrate tonight with friends and to celebrate tomorrow with the family, Happy Christmas everyone…now some pictures of the past few days!

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Christmas in Milan Italy

santa lucia sweet box

ready to go out fucsia jacket

Parmesan cheese at the supermarket love it

menabrea beer section

key west santa surfing

Isotta the family dog

futuristic christmas tree

christmas decoration key west

car wash for mini cooper blogger of the day 22nd December

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aperitif with Bellavista

Life according to Anna: best friends and diamonds are forever and my best friend shines bright like a diamond!

24 Nov

Hello readers,

I feel completely disorientated and a bit empty right now, my best friend came to visit and we spent nearly four days together 24/7 and now that she has gone back to Italy I feel…strange, and I feel that something is missing in my life. Me and my best friend Anna (so easy we even share a name!) have been best friends for nearly five years and of course with the fact that nearly four years ago I moved abroad the friendship has grown even stronger but probably because we are used to see each other not very often when I fly back home now spending a few days together doing everything, shopping, cooking, drinking, laughing, even gardening…now that she is not is here I feel so confused. The soundtrack of our days was Unapologetic from Rihanna and I do know that my Anna shines bright like a diamond in the sky!

Countdown to Christmas has started…only a month away and I cannot wait to go back to celebrate with my family (and Anna) and I can’t wait to celebrate my Christmas on Boxing day with my husband ( I need help with presents please I am absolutely stuck!) and I can’t wait even more to go away again on the 27th December…have a good weekend you all!

Xxx

Every day is a new day and a new start, whatever you are going to do to be happy!

16 Oct

I have been struggling for a long time in a work situation that wasn’t ideal and that wasn’t make me happy, I mean there was and there isn’t nothing wrong with that but I just felt constantly anxious and frustrated about (and I was starting to annoy the people around me as well with my unhappiness) so today I finally said that’s enough…and I feel so much better and relieved.

No matter what you do if you don’t feel in the right place and if you don’t feel it right it’s better get out before the situation can “ruin” you and try to do something that will make you happy, whatever it’s going to be! Do you want to be a mother? Well time to get pregnant then…do you want to be a housewife? Be a housewife then…do you want to start a new career? Go for it and do well with it.

I am not sure what I want to do with my life yet, I just maybe want to take it easy to start to sort my head out and keep on thinking, I want to walk in the fields and feel the wind and sunshine on my face, I want to enjoy more family and friends and… I would love to work in an environment where I can help people to organize events and weddings…as I am doing right now while helping out a friend… Life is too short to be frustrated and unhappy, just live and enjoy!!!

Enjoyed an Italian wedding at the weekend and now off again, living the American Dream for a few days!

19 Sep

I cannot believe how much I travel, sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night and, panic….where am I?? Just came back from the wedding of my lovely cousin in Italy, I enjoyed so much spending time with my family and relatives that I nearly didn’t want to come back, but I had to, full on 3 days at work and here I am, off again in the morning, destination Miami!

I’d like to show you some pictures of the weekend, and congratulations again to Barbara&Roberto, l love Italian weddings!!!

My cousin is getting married, so another weekend in Italy for me!! This is love week in my family

14 Sep

I cannot believe my alarm went off at 4.50am this morning, but I am always so please so fly back home and for an occasion like a cousin’s wedding how could I dare to say no? This week in my family my parents celebrated 38 years of marriage, other relatives had their anniversary celebration as well, my cousin is getting married, Sunday is going to be 1year and 2months wedding anniversary for us…the question is, who’s next? I love being back even for a short time just to enjoy family and friends, and I can’t wait to attend a big fat Italian wedding!! X

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Happy belated birthday to me and happy birthday to my blog!!! Holidaying in the Italian Riviera with family not enjoying too much the heat wave, luckily back in cold United Kingdom!

24 Aug

Hello dear readers,

I am sorry to have not written on the blog for such a long time but I was enjoying too much my holiday with my parents, relatives and cousins down in the Italian Riviera, now I am back home and I have more time to keep you updated with my realities…I am growing old, last Sunday (19th August) I turned 28…oh my!!! I had a lovely day with my husband and my family going to the beach, sunbathing, eating, drinking…drinking again and so on! I love so much that part of Italy as I said before, I spent so many summers there when I was a child that the place has so many memories for me…love it!

My husband the day after my birthday had to leave and my cousins came down in holiday to spend time with us, it was good to hang out with them. Probably 1 or 2 kilos more but it doesn’t matter, a diet always starts on Monday. I cannot believe my blog is turning 1 year old, it seems just yesterday that I have started to put down on Word my words…so glad that my readers keep on follow me and my adventures!

And I have to apologize to Askmystyle (http://askmystyle.com/) who gave me an award last week, the beautiful blogger award….I am sorry I am just doing that very slowly! Blogging gives me so many satisfactions, thanks to all!!!!

xxx

Back to where my childhood memories belong…holidaying in the heart of the Italian Riviera (Liguria)

17 Aug

When yesterday the plane touched down in Genova at the Cristoforo Colombo airport I couldn’t believe how much I missed around here, I have been coming down in holiday here every summer with my family since I was a little girl and even if other people doesn’t think nothing special of this area, well not my problem, I have grown up here summer by summer, learned to use my bicycle and my rollerblade on the promenade on the sea where the Port of Chiavari is, learned how to taste good and simple but tasty food from the Tigullio area, enjoying long walk all around town in the shopping area and on the seafront, how many memories this place holds for me!

It is great being back here after two years and I can’t wait to spend the whole week here with my husband and my family…and my birthday on Sunday! I will update as soon as I can with some pictures…enjoy your holiday wherever you are!

xxx

Pizza, pasta and mandolino….say whatever you like about the Italians but I do love my own country, glad to be back to enjoy family and friends!

14 Jun

Hello readers,

I flew back home on Tuesday to find that the sun was shining when the plane landed and to see Milan in a sunny and warm day straight away made me even happier to be back home, a well-deserved few days at home can make everyone feeling better.

Nothing better than spend some time with my family, see my gorgeous niece turned fashionista already (you can see in the pictures soon), eat well, drink well and hopefully not putting too much unwanted weight on, but anyway, la mamma e’ sempre la mamma and you can never say no to her cooking!

Landing in sunny Milan

My niece discovered already that she likes Louis Vuitton…and the Louis Vuitton balls attached to my bag!

Memories of my childhood, I love chestnut jam but I cannot find it in UK!

I found hello kitty bubbles in my room for my niece and I couldn’t just leave it! (bolle di sapone for the Italian readers)

Storm was coming on our way to the shopping center…

Nothing can beat an Italian ice cream after some retail therapy

All done! New bikini ready for Miami and Bahamas and some sun cream!

I do feel a bit like a teenager again…I’m obsessed with Vans shoes!!!

Back in business, into my kitchen! Surrounded by Hello Kitty Easter eggs and very soon from my family!

4 Apr

I finally started to feel better, my cold has finally abandoned me and my husband with his burnt arm and hand is getting better as well, shame now he has man flu…my fault apparently….MEEEEEEEEEN

By the way I am so glad that Kim is getting over this problem, and I am sure he is never going to use petrol again to lit the bonfire after this accident, his arm speaks for himself

I think we really need and holiday, an Italian one, I cannot wait to go back home on Friday, spend time with my family, go shopping in Milan, see my friends, and go back to eat normally (I finally lost that famous kg I was going on about, but just for the stress!) Now I’m back in the kitchen cooking away and being happy, do you want to see my latest creations?

Salmon fillet with crème fraiche, breadcrumbs and lime with green peas puree with crème fraiche and Thai green curry paste with chestnut mushrooms cooked in honey gorgonzola and brie cheese….what a wonderful dinner!

Yesterday morning I made Frangelico (Italian hazelnut liqueur) tiramisu to go for dinner to my mother in law…WOW it was good!

As you can see everyone know about my passion for Hello Kitty….only Hello Kitty Easter eggs for me so far, my friend Shonda will be happy as well!!! 🙂

And what about my latest discovery? While reading Grazia I came across an article about Pinterest…check me out if you wish!

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