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Weekend…shall we just make the most of it? Yeah!

10 Feb

Woke up with the snow, had lunch overlooking the sunny garden, went for a sunbed…tried to make a raspberry cheesecake but I think I failed…what a day! I know that I don’t do much during the week anymore but I am really looking forward the weekend, I fancy going out, go for dinner (strange, am I obsessed about food? Not really) plus Valentine’s day is just a few days away, my best friends are coming over on Sunday so I’m going to meet up with them next week plus next Thursday I’ll go back to Italy for four days.. I have so much to look forward to please snow don’t mess up my plans!

Really looking forward an aperitif in half an hour, bring it on!

By the way I have a very clean car right now..thanks husband! 🙂

I got a bit lazy last night I must admit that, just made a soup, carrot and ginger and some grilled aubergines…plus the lasagne that I made two days ago….I’m going to cook more tonight!

Shall we…just enjoy the weekend? Have a great one!

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Anna in her wonderland the domestic goddess? I’d love to please!!!

9 Feb

According to the stats on my WordPress dashboard, looks like I’m doing pretty well when I talk about food and I post my dishes: I am pleased with this good result. Never wanted to run a fashion blog (as if I know something about fashion but … if someone wants to sponsor my shopping trip I can change my mind quite easily!!), the Moaning tag in the topic’s section hasn’t been created yet, so let’s just run day by day with what crosses my mind.

As you can all tell so far, I love to be at home and work from here, it makes me organized and it gives me the freedom to arrange my day as I wish plus it gives me lots of time for the gym and the cooking.

After nearly four days of ibuprofen I’m getting a bit better and after an healthy lunch I went to the gym after nearly a week this afternoon…only doing exercises for my legs and relaxing in the Jacuzzi afterwards, amazing!

Back home, time to use skype and having a cup of tea, an apple and a Lindor chocolate…I burnt 180 calories in half an hour so please allow me!

Going one step back I’d like to show you what I prepared for dinner last night.

Starters

Tomato and green pea soup.

Main course

Salmon fillets with crème fraiche cheese topped with breadcrumbs and lemon zest, roasted garlic potatoes and soy sauce and sesame mangetout.

Dessert…nothing I’m afraid, just a cup of tea and some chocolate (I’m not that good at baking I have to practise more!)

What’s up for tonight? I’ll keep you posted and I wish an amazing evening to everyone!

PS: Do you think I’m going to receive this on Valentine’s Day? 😉

xxx

Cold weather, I’m bored, so why not think about food? As if I never think about food! Turning into a foodie in the wonderland

8 Feb

I must say I have started to enjoy so much the food section on WordPress, it makes me hungry just looking at and I keep on going, blog from blog…what is it wrong with me? Is it an Italian thing, am I getting old or what? I used to laugh at my parents and their friends when I was young and we were going in holiday in Liguria (homeland of Pesto), the town where we have our apartment has a nice high street promenade with designer shops and lots of deli (gastronomia), cheese shops, spit chicken roast shop (polleria), take away pizza slice (pizza al trancio) and even more shops that probably I forgot they exist, in the afternoon we used to go shopping and every food shop I had to shout to my parents and their friends “Come on How can you stare at food in a window?? Let’s go to see some shoes!”

But during the summer 2010 my world felt like it was turning upside down: I went back there  with my husband and walking around the shops, we did the same thing my parents and their friends were doing ages ago…staring at the deli’s window! So because I mentioned, I’d like to bring back some memories from that holiday.

Must be an Italian thing, must be a British thing I don’t know…but I cannot think about nothing else than: What shall I cook? Or shall we watch Masterchef, or Jamie Oliver, or Gordon Ramsay or Lorraine Pascale?

So, let’s face it, it’s freezing today and not even a bit of sunshine to light up  this Wednesday, zero degrees or 32 F…and not much going on, so shall I show you my latest creations? Why not?

Green soup from last night (courgette, green peas, cucumber and lemon thyme

My traditional lasagne (with a bit of chorizo in the meat to give that right kick)

And today for lunch, I fancied omelette, first one I make in my life…I didn’t look good but I assure you it was tasty (omelette with cheddar cheese, chorizo and tomatoes)

Feeling full now…cuddling up with my blanket on the sofa, cup of tea on the table…and looking at the wordpress food section…love being at home!

I’m sorry if I’m not so cheerful sometimes, I hope I am not upsetting someone! Another day in my wonderland of muscular pain

7 Feb

According to my husband, the post I wrote yesterday was funny but he asked me to write a more cheerful one today…I cannot control my mood swings I’m afraid, I just write following how I feel day by day (I don’t even have pms right now so I don’t know what he means…)!

By the way I’m not very cheerful today, I thought joining the gym was going to makes me happy and fit…well had the moment unfortunately it gave me only muscular pain in chest and back, so from today on my menu I will have lots of ibuprofen (3 times a day) for at least five days, and no exercise at the gym for my arms … thanks bloody rowing machine!

So that’s why I am drinking my sorrows away with Ceylon tea and ibuprofen all day…thanks!

The only consolation is my cooking is getting better and better apparently, last night I made a mushrooms, tomatoes and cheddar soup and it was very successful, what’s on the menu tonight?

While I work from my desk upstairs I thought about…lasagne! And of course when you propose to someone: Shall we eat pasta tonight or shall I cook lasagne? I can see the shape of lasagne in my husband’s eyes like Scrooge Mcduck….by the way Paperon de Paperoni in Italian sounds better!!!

So…let’s go again to the supermarket then!

By the way…I cannot get rid of this song from my brain today…I know I don’t agree with toyboys as you have already discovered while reading my blog, but I do love boybands! Here we are with…

Cause you’ve got that one thing

So get out, get out, get out of my head
And fall into my arms instead
I don’t, I don’t, don’t know what it is
But I need that one thing…silly me!!!

Please don’t let it snow! I hate the snow and I’m very proud … Anna in her winter wonderland after the weekend

6 Feb

Reading all the posts in Facebook over the last few days was so boring, pictures of the snow, pictures of cars stuck in the snow, pictures of snowmen. Fine, fair enough if was snowing, but unfortunately, or luckily, I cannot stand the snow!

Snow makes me grumpy, snow makes me stuck at home (I want an Hummer as next car not a Smart anymore), snow makes me colder than normal, snow causes so many problems the day after when it gets icy, snow makes airports to cancel flights even before it starts to snow (a third of all flights were cancelled before a flake of snow had fallen at Heathrow Airport on Saturday…ridiculous!), snow makes governments to make plans to invest so much money of tax payers to have all the equipment ready in case the snow comes, and when it comes…trains, flights, motorways…all a mess!

Maybe I should say I have never been skiing in my life and I probably never will, but I’m still convinced that snow looks beautiful in a ski resort, lovely panorama…but don’t take me there please…do you know what? In 29 days I will be again in the Miami sunshine, where I belong…so from the 5th March onwards please snow as much as you like in the Kingdom…I cannot care less!

Shall I talk about something else? That’s better! The weekend is over, I couldn’t sleep last night due to a bad back pain and shoulder probably caused by my new gym lifestyle…2days after the workout! I took care of myself last night with ibuprofen, Chianti red wine and spoons of Nutella…after a dinner cooked by me but all the ingredients have been chopped before by my husband…sorted out one of our Christmas present with all the wedding pictures, moved some pictures around…and got grumpy and fed up by the snow…

Monday blues? No way! Have a good beginning of the week everyone!

I feel beaten up…by the Jacuzzi! Second time lucky at the gym…the boring adventures of Anna in Her housewife wonderland!

2 Feb

I started to think that I’m getting quite boring at the moment, I’m not sure if it because a temporary “lack of creativity” due to the fact that I spend a lot of time at home or what…maybe I just need to hit the town more, go to London more often but still…I’m not sure this is going to be the solution.

Well…if anyone is interested on my day today I did my second session at the gym, it was good but I’m taking it so easily and slowly…10 minutes on the crossramp …making me feel my bum getting bigger instead than smaller! 12 minutes on the bike…3km after my heartbeat was nearly 200 but it felt good and I finished off with 10 minutes on the rowing machine…well to be the second time in my life I go to the gym it wasn’t bad! Trouble is after that I relaxed too much in the Jacuzzi…but it was so good!!! I’m taking the exercise seriously, I’m going back tomorrow as well…(because I have pedicure and eyebrow shape booked at the spa…but I will work out as well!)

Back home, back from the supermarket, baked a cake…planned a nice dinner…I think I need an holiday!!

Haven’t tasted the cake yet, if I survive to my own baking or not I’ll let you know tomorrow!

HTML drives me mad…plus I’m too busy and I NEED a night out!!!

1 Feb

Last night I feel asleep so quickly that I couldn’t believe it, probably it was the gym, the nice soup I made for starter, the courgette and peas risotto…or maybe it was the wine combined with the cold tablet…well it doesn’t matter I’m wide awake now!

I have been busy all day, been working on HTML messages and after an hour I started to feel the dizziness, not the best! I have been so busy today that I left the house at 3pm…to go to the supermarket…how crazy is that? Very cold day but beautifully sunny…and now I start to think what to wear tonight…I do need a dinner out with friends and I do need so much a drink!!!

Well…ok that Haywards Heath hasn’t got cocktail bars like South Beach…but I still need to go out anyway and I can’t wait to see our friends!!

Have a good evening you all!

xxx

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

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!

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