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I live in a frozen wonderland, please temperatures increase a bit! A frosty weekend in the countryside!

11 Feb

When I woke up this morning it was -5 C, or if you prefer 23 F…it was bitter! Sunny and beautiful day but not that pleasant to be outside, even if we were around shopping! I discovered a town I have never been before not far from where we live, nice high street plus I discovered a good restaurant called Cau, Argentinian steakhouse in the heart of Guildford , a nice burger and a good beer always make me warm!!!

I fancied going out for dinner tonight but it’s already below freezing and I really don’t fancy going out with leggings, jeans, long sleeves t-shirt, jumper, scarf, woolly hat, gloves, Ugg boots…not really a glamorous outfit is it? Luckily I’m not British… I don’t brave the cold with a mini dress and high heels…I’ll leave this to the Essex girls…!! As you can see someone is really that crazy I am not making this up…Maria from Towie…bless you…in a cold and flu way! Pictures from the Daily Mail on line

Night in then…what did I cook last night? Someone has been rude, I made a mushroom’s soup and as you can imagine the colour does not look inviting…but tasty! And spaghetti with prawns garlic tomatoes and green chillies, really spiced up my evening!

Keep on enjoying the weekend please!

Xxx

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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!

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!

Walking out the Spa in flip flops because the pedicure done when is zero degree C (or 32 F)…priceless! For all the rest there’s mastercard…pampering day!

3 Feb

So last night I left the post saying about my cake I had baked yesterday when I went back home…it was edible, I’m still alive, so is my husband…and as soon he arrived at home last night he wanted to taste it, and he liked it!! Am I turning into a domestic goddess? Not really!!!!

I don’t know what’s up with me, I’m kind of getting obsessed with food, looking for new recipes all the time, trying to mix up the ingredients I have in the fridge…well luckily I started to work out or with the amount of food I eat I will be so fat soon!

So the menu last night was chicken breast with crème fraiche cheese wrapped up in Parma ham and as side we had asparagus wrapped up in Parma ham…well I had to finish it anyway so the ham had a good use! I’m really proud of my improving in cooking, it always lovely to hear Kim going “MMMMMM” so do I!

Friday, freezing cold but nice and sunny again, did a short workout at the gym, had pedicure and eyebrows done, it’s so nice and warm in the spa that I thought: I will be fine, I cannot ruin the pedicure just done so I’ll go home in flip flops…wauuu…100 metres to arrive to the car and I was frozen!!!

What’s the best thing to do to warm yourself up when you get home? A nice cup of tea, and a piece of my cake…luckily I work out!!!

Have a good weekend everyone, enjoy!

xxx

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!

Feels like I have been beaten up, but that’s ok! First day at the gym

27 Jan

I must start saying that I have never been in a gym in all my life and I thought it was the right time to start. Put leggings on (can you believe it? Me with leggings), t-shirt, my converse and off I went, for the first training day. It was good, tried a few different machines, felt a bit sweaty and now my program is done, will I ever tone myself? To be continued!!!

Well…my gym has the spa next to, so I think I will work out and go to fall asleep in the Jacuzzi or having a massage after every work out….OMG…I love my life of leisure!!!!

Have a great weekend you all!!!

xxxx

Sunday, another lazy day in the countryside…I think I still have jet lag’s issues!

22 Jan

Sunday morning, and despite 4 noisy teenagers at home, we both slept until 10am…cannot believe my luck!

Breakfast on a Sunday morning…cappuccino, croissant, orange juice, and painting the kitchen.

Sunday lunch, one pub was too busy so we went to another one, and we enjoyed some good food and drinks (fuck the diet it’s the weekend)

Back home…ready to relax on the sofa with another drink…and what about tomorrow?

It’s just another manic Monday!!

An ordinary weekend in the South of England…enjoying and not!

21 Jan

The best way to start the weekend is having a good drink. Or even better an aperitif, Italian style. Some pieces of parmesan cheese, some slices of salame, and the venetian aperitif, Spritz, a combination of aperol soda, prosecco, and soda…best way to start a Friday night.

Saturday, wake up at 10am is priceless. Have a cappuccino and a croissant makes me feel like I’m back to Italy, even if I’m not.  Wear my Hello Kitty gown I got from my husband for Christmas is even better.

Cook a soup from scratch for lunch…is great. I love cooking and I’m so proud of myself

Saturday afternoon, have 4 teenagers at home is not cool. I mean, it’s ok, just a bit noisy.

Saturday afternoon, meet up with a fellow Italian is great. Drinking Birra Moretti is even better. (even if it’s makes me wee so much).

Having dinner in plus it’s going to be an homemade dinner cooked by my husband, not indian food or some strange kind of take away is even better.

More drinks? Why not… shall we crack the champagne???

Have a good weekend everyone!!!

xxx

Friday, ABSOLUTely dreaming to be in MIAMI…let’s enjoy the weekend!

20 Jan

An animated website made me feel like being back to Miami…well I do dream to be there full time so it wasn’t difficult for me thinking about how much I miss South Beach…too early on the day for a drink, but now I fancy an Absolut Miami cocktail at the Mondrian hotel…take me back there please! And everyone can dream with me clicking the link…dream with me!

http://absolutmiaminight.com/

(Ps: Absolut can I have a stock of bottles? they will look so good in our Miami condo!) 🙂

Have a good weekend to you all!!!

xxx

Buffalo soldier, dreadlock rasta, Fighting on arrival, fighting for survival; Driven from the mainland to the heart of the Caribbean…Barbados I love you!

8 Jan

Hello everyone,

Apparently I disappointed my mum because I didn’t post for a day…so I try to save myself with a last minute post before go out on a boat ride for the day!…well it was my plan but unfortunately the Wi-Fi wasn’t working today at the hotel!

So sorry about that…but for 2 days we didn’t have any wi fi at the resort, now finally it’s all sorted!

Loving the Barbados, loving the people, so friendly and so polite…the only thing is … there are too many Brits here and full English breakfast wasn’t my idea of a Caribbean breakfast!!!

Enjoy the pictures!!!

Xxx

just checking if my bum got bigger than kim kardashian’s one…

getting ready for the evening…

aperitif time

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