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Life according to Anna, weddings, pets, friends and travelling…that’s all I care about!

13 Apr

Dear readers

It has been a while since my last post and a busy week has just gone by, last weekend we attended a friend’s wedding in York and I was so impressed by the town, by the friendliness of the people, by the venue, by the wedding and especially by the kilts..yes it was a Scottish wedding and I absolutely loved it!

I can show some snaps of the wedding weekend…I am sure the bride and groom wouldn’t mind (hopefully!). To see my first church wedding in England gave me even more inspiration for my wedding planning adventure…now I just need the weekend to go by and wait for Monday morning, when we will fly to Miami for two weeks with friends…and we all can’t wait!

Have a good weekend everyone and I’ll keep you posted soon!

Xxx

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anna and coco

anna and evie

coco on the sofa

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FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS AND YOU WILL BE HAPPY….that’s what I am doing and I am so proud of myself today! Anna in her wonderland is launching Italian wedding in wonderland!

28 Nov

I haven’t felt that happy and satisfied for a while. I mean, workwise. I have finally pulled myself together and I have followed my dreams and now my perseverance is paying off. I am so proud to announce that Anna has created Italian Wedding in Wonderland…I even designed the website on my own! I feel so pleased with myself and I am so happy that at the moment I have two lovely clients who are helping me every day to build the strength to carry on and do what I really want to do, be an Italian wedding planner.

If you want to have a look at my website, this is the address

www.italianweddinginwonderland.com

Any comment, positive or even negative will be appreciated.

Thanks a lot to all my readers…Buena Suerte to me!!!

Xxx

Momenti di vita vissuta…that I haven’t blogged about yet!

5 Sep

In the past few months so many things happened, so many events went past in our lives, and we are still here, thinking about, remembering the good moments and looking forward the next ones to come.

My American dream is closer day by day, we got our dream house and I cannot wait to spend more time in Florida, even on my own, and maybe learn some Spanish to make my life easy in Miami where mostly everyone speaks English and Spanish, or at least a bit of Spanglish…I feel left out with my now poor Italian and my good English with strong Italian accent! Two months ago I was celebrating my first wedding anniversary and I wanted to mark the moment with something remarkable and permanent, until laser won’t come along…I had a celebration tattoo on my wrist with mine and my husband’s initials, and where it could have been done? In Miami of course!

I can speak about just now after nearly two months because despite my tender age, my parents didn’t know about this and I didn’t think it was right to advertise this on my blog, without warn them first! A year of marriage down the line, lot of trips booked to travel and open our mind even more, lot of our friends are becoming parents and things evolve while we are all growing up….what’s next? No one knows. Let’s just wait….

Xxx

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

Every woman wants a toy boy for Christmas…why???

15 Dec

When I was 5, my dream was to have a Yorkshire toy terrier…

I had one for 3 hours, he ran up and down my house like a nutter,  did poo all over the rug in my bedroom, stole my dolls and barbies…3 hours later in tears, I decided I didn’t want to have a toy dog. Ever. My experience with toy boys finished badly.

Now all over the paper all you can find is women dating toy boys, the latest one to cause controversy in the United Kingdom is Caroline Flack and Harry Styles from the boy band One Direction (god bless the X factor!), she’s 32, he’s 17.

Is she happy? Is he happy? If the reply is yes, why everyone is commenting on the matter? The only person who should be allowed to comment and say something can only be Harry’s Mum!

The list is never ending, Madonna, Jennyfer Lopez, Demi Moore, Eva Longoria…and I could carry on, but I can’t remember any by now. The toy boy phenomenon has created a new type of woman…the Cougar.

I am imagining a Cougar like a 50 years old lady, corroded by botox, facelifts and liposuction, dress up in a leopard print dress…red nail vanish on super long finger nails…chasing teenagers in the high street…so to me a Cougar is the female version of the boogieman!

I’m only 27, being married for five months…love my husband to bits…but even if I was single I could have never gone out with a younger man, even when I was 15, just thinking to go on a date with someone just a few  months younger always scared me, I could never feel happy and secure, that’s why I always went for older men, the proof is the 14 years gap between me and my husband, that’s ok, I love him, he loves me, age does not matter (when I’m the younger one!).  My cousin got married to a guy 26 years her senior and they are still happily married with beautiful children, my little cousins.  So as usual I’m going out of the subject of my post…Cougars…please carry on to date toy boys…toy boys carry on to enjoy older ladies, but please cougars listen to me:

Have fun…but never make this mistake called Ashton Kutcher.

Dear Demi, you should have stopped to fancy toyboys before marrying one.

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