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Feliz Navidad Prospero año y Felicidad, Buon Natale e felice anno nuovo, Merry Christmas and happy new year, feeling festive and ready to go!

17 Dec

Dear readers,

It has been a long time since my last post, so much went on and now, that I am getting ready to fly home to spend Christmas time with family and friends, I found a few spare minutes for my blog, I am not neglecting it but sometimes it’s hard to find time for everything!

I can’t believe it’s Christmas time already, last minute wrapping presents, my suitcase to fill, the smell of winter in the air…loving this time a year!

Recently I have been busy organising a surprise birthday party for my mother in law which went so well, all the family and friends here at home for Sunday lunch of celebrations, such a good event!

From party planning to wedding planning…to DIY expert…we are doing some renovation at home, having a new bathroom fitted upstairs and of course my husband and a friends are working on it, and every hour you can hear : Anna…can you go to wickes or B&Q to get this…this and this?? I even have a DIY account at the local store now!!

Bathroom apart now it’s time to get ready to go home, Italy I am coming!!! Coming back here on Boxing day and fly away again for new year’s eve in Miami…it sounds like our usual good plan!!

Merry Christmas and Happy new year everybody!!!

xxx

Cover up it’s cold outside!

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Coco doing what she does best…

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So obsessed with babies and so in love with my little friend

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Memories I found online of the Poker run…back soon!

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Macaroons…my latest discovery!annainherwonderland Christmas 2014 (5)

Ready to party coco!annainherwonderland Christmas 2014 (6)

Our Christmas…card?annainherwonderland Christmas 2014 (8)

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Hanging around the Christmas tree…

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Day of shopping in London…with a lovely lobster lunch at Burger and Lobster!

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Day of shopping with good friends!!!annainherwonderland Christmas 2014 (13)

And my friend Anna knows me well…thanks!!!annainherwonderland Christmas 2014 (14)

The cat under the tree…escaping from the dog

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My little friend Evie!!annainherwonderland Christmas 2014 (17)

Saturday night…we needed a drink!annainherwonderland Christmas 2014 (15)

Night out in Brighton with my new knee high boots, festive!

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I went for a manicure and after I found myself in Look magazine talking about nail vanish…how crazy!

2 Oct

I booked myself into the local beauty salon yesterday to have my (short) nails done just before I was getting nervous and to help me prevent to bite them again…I love being pampered and the Jessica Geleration should keep me well groomed for at least 2 weeks, love it!

When I left I went to pick up my favourite magazine and what have I found in? Myself reviewing creamy nude nail polishes, how ironic is that? Thanks Look magazine we Heart you!!!

I’m not British but I will enjoy the celebrations this weekend, God save the Queen and the Diamond Jubilee!

1 Jun

The countdown is finally over, it’s the weekend and it’s a long one, thanks to the Queen and the Jubilee celebrations, I cannot wait to get some rest, have lots of fun with friends and maybe try to sleep a bit more! I am back to be a desperate working housewife and I really struggle to cope at the moment. I enjoy being out and about all day but when it comes to keep the house clean, the fridge full, the ironing done, the dinner cooked…I keep on leaving the workout at the gym out!!! I just need to get back on track…and probably I need a holiday again!

This weekend is going to be great, friends are coming over, the day after we are going to see other friends, spend some quality time with my husband, and despite I am not British let’s enjoy the celebrations for the Diamond Jubilee, everyone  is mad for the Union Jack, towns are decorated with flags…I wish I could celebrate by getting this Alexander McQueen clutch…

I can’t afford it so let’s face the fact that I got two hem skirts at NewLook today…God Bless The Queen and the High Street!!

The adventures of Anna, an Italian girl feeling alone in her “nearly” home country! Friend-dating anyone?

13 Apr

A few days ago I found an interesting article in Grazia, my favourite magazine, and I recognized myself straight away while reading it. This article is titled Er, will you be my friend? And it explains the story of Rachel, New Yorker born that at 25 years-old moved to Chicago to live with her fiancé, now husband, and how she struggles to meet new friends. I thought I was reading my story, just set in the US instead than in the UK!

The only difference between me and Rachel is, I have not started yet to friend-dating…I do struggle so much with meeting people in England, in over three years I have been here I have met amazing people, thanks to the wives and girlfriends of my husband’s friends (it does sound a bit like WAGs), I met an amazing girl here that I can consider my British best friend to whom I wish all the joy of this world on her engagement…but still, sometimes, I struggle, I want to meet more people, and make friendships. I notice that when I go shopping (on my own) I even try to chat up the person who works at the cashier in Zara, H&M, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Marks & Spencer, male or female does not matter… today I even did at Steamer Trading cook shop in Brighton, I bought a kitchen scale and when I was about to pay the girl at the cashier asked me if everything was ok, if I found what I was looking for etc, I thought How nice! So I started to chat her up saying Yes I found the scale I wanted but I wanted to buy the vintage style one but my husband does not like so I am buying this one…the girl very nice went blank for a few seconds, probably thinking:

WHY are you telling me this? And she replied politely…I mean what did I do wrong with trying to do a bit of conversation? I was not going to ask her out anyway!!! Is it the language barrier, is it the different culture or is it something else? It cannot be the language barrier, my strong Italian accent we all know is strong but it’s very understandable when I speak, it is not only the usual stereotype that British people are not friendly and Italian people are…because thinking about Rachel Tutto il mondo e’ paese (all the world is a town, everywhere is the same, like my good old grandmothers would say) because it happens the same ANYWHERE, Chicago, Brighton and Hove and God knows where else! WHY grown up people do not want meet new people and they just want stay in the circle of known friends instead than expand new horizons? Sometimes I could do with another British friend or a couple more….you know just fancy to see my best friend for a coffee in my situation could be an expensive double espresso… flying to Italy just for a quick meeting! Or I could do with a friend while shopping instead than use an imaginary one…luckily I learnt how to control myself from my compulsive hysteric lonely shopping : I try anything that gets my attention, go to the changing room, try all on and think about … what would someone else say about? Today as you can see I tried a pair of orange faded skinny jeans with zip on the ankles and a pair of Chanel inspired mint green shorts in Zara…luckily my imaginary best friend said no!

But luckily he/she did not say no to my Versace style or sofa cover inspired tops from H&M!!!

Going back to the article on the friend dating…if anyone feels lonely like Rachel or Anna, in the south east of England area….please let’s meet up!!! 🙂

xxx

How can I find the right pair of jeans after my favourite one passed away?

17 Jan

Unfortunately ten days ago when we were away I had to wave farewell to my favorite pair of jeans, I was sad. I bought this Cycle jeans during the sales in 2006, paid a lot and worn them until they went from dark blue to white and I had to give up completely when I sat on the sofa and they broke completely on my bum…luckily I was at home and only my husband saw that.

The trouble now is…I cannot find the right pair of jeans that can fit me properly! Most jeans around the shops are just super skinny, let alone the jeggings…I do not like them, they make me look like I have a Kim Kardashian’s bum!

Shall I scroll through my wardrobe then? Just to remember!

Sisley black and suede colour jeans, skinny, but not too much.

I used to wear Jacob Cohen jeans, still have 3 or 4 pairs that I wear to go to work, a bit faded all of them!

Diesel Matic jean…lovely

This Zara high waist jean from the 2008 season are awesome, I love how they fit my legs, shame that they are not that comfortable…it takes ages to undo the buttons if you need to pee!

One of my last purchases, j brand skinny in emerald green, I love!

Actually yesterday I realized that there are the sales going on at the moment on the high street and I found this jeans in Zara for 14.99, could I leave them there? No way, I didn’t have a pair of brown jeans…shame that I had to buy size 36 instead than my usual 34…hate this 2kg I put on!!

I’m sure I have a few more pairs somewhere, all saints, Hollister or something else. So..have I got enough jeans for the moment? My mum will say yes…but please help me with your jeans recommendations!!!

xxx

Pamper yourself up, the only way to get over morning grumpiness!

7 Dec

My day started in such a funny way that if I’ll tell someone everyone will laugh at me For Ever…but because I like to share my things…I’ll write about.

8.15 am the church bells on iPod touch woke me up…still with my mask on my face I turn the light on and I turn the radio on, just to make sure I cannot fall asleep again. I know it sounds wrong but still half asleep I check on the iPod how good the blog yesterday, quick look at twitter and another look is for facebook.

A friend of mine wrote that her iPhone has fallen in the toilet, she made me laugh and she made me think when my 3 years old nokia fell in the toilet as well and it’s still working now, how crazy is that? They don’t build anymore the strong stuff they used to. (Thanks Catherine anyway!!)

By the way, I got up and what did it happen? My belly button piercing fell in the toilet as well, DAMN IT! I have been brave, I rescued it from the toilet, wash it carefully, just about to put it back in…here we are the main ball fell, this time on the floor, actually on the carpet…and it got lost! Thinking about that I remembered I have some spare piercing bits in my make up bag, I open that small plastic bag and all the equipment fall as well! It took me 15 minutes on the floor to look for tongue bars and everything else, by the way I had to change my belly button piercing with another one, balls are still missing on the bathroom’s floor!

By the time I got in the shower I was grumpy like a moody cow and I thought, today is not going to be a good day! Looking at myself I felt pale, sleepy and with very bad hair…that’s why I decided to go for a chop on my lunchtime! Sorry Marc…or Zohan…my French hairdresser in Miami…you left my hair too empty and long with all the layers…so here I am, feeling happy with a new haircut done and a little help from a sunbed…I love to pamper myself up!

By the way I’m going to super glue my belly button piercing and just to make sure even my tongue bar…JUST IN CASE!!

Do you like the new haircut? sorry about the picture, it’s not the best one!

Have a gooda day you all.

I knew it was coming…SOS!

20 Nov

I knew it. I was damn sure of this. I’m back and I’m back to be boring and see the sun going down at 4pm makes me feel like I’m going to kill myself.

A weekend in the British countryside, I should say a few hours yesterday and a few more today, between Friday and Saturday I slept 14 hours, how good was that???

Tomorrow is Monday, I cannot get my head around to go back to work tomorrow, to walk around again the same high street in Brighton, get the train, get a sandwich from Tesco…feel cold, OMG I want to move to Florida!!!

To cheer me up, or to get me more depressed…I have some more pictures from the holiday that I couldn’t upload a few days ago because they were on my blackberry….

Cheers everyone…to a Sunday evening…not even Rihanna’s new album helped me this weekend!

the last dinner in key west, massive shrimp cocktail glass for everyone

the sleepy parrots at the restaurant

it was supposed to be a present for my cousin christian!! 😉

key west art

the pet shop!!!

best breakfast in town

I repeat myself, best breakfast in key west

Jim’s tattoo, I will miss our two and half men’s session!!!

driving back through the keys…

tiki bar at Islamorada

So happy…my husband shared my nickname with everyone!

xxx

forgot about me and my friend marco!!! italians rule!

 

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