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Anna in her wonderland in British winter mode, BACK TO FITNESS!

29 Jan

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Dear readers

My last post was about how much good time we had in Miami over new year with my husband and my family, it seems so far away but it was only three weeks ago!

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I finally recovered from jet lag (despite mornings are always hard for me, I am not a morning person is written on my sleeping mask!), me and Coco went back to our daily routine of walking and sleeping (I am talking about the dog not me!), lots of cooking, lots of experimental baking, lots of work on the wedding planning department (come to visit my website www.italianweddinginwonderland.com ) and after been lazy for a few months I started today my new training at a local gym followed by a trainer, only 30 minutes of workout but I feel good, and I set to myself that no matter what, I have to carry on and enjoy the fitness, the previous gym I used to go for over 2 years was great, gym, Jacuzzi, sauna, pool…but I wasn’t motivated to go and I had to cancel my membership at the end of the year…I loved the exercise today so let’s hope to carry on (that’s why it’s raining so heavily here today!)

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I am trying to keep the motivation up so please allow me some motivation images!!!

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Being 51kg and 168cm I do not need diets, I just need to keep busy and enjoy!

My husband has a ski trip scheduled for mid February and it will be great for me, that I do not ski, to go home and spend a week with family and friends, I cannot wait, plus after that it will be the Miami trip in March during the winter music conference and spring break, it is going to be busy!!

Have a great week you all

xxx

Winter is here

annainherwonderland back to fitness regime (1)Enjoying a walk with Coco to the pond

annainherwonderland back to fitness regime (2)Evening face massage

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Dog/ iPad holder, what a great idea!

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Friday was my mum’s birthday so why not post a picture of us?

annainherwonderland back to fitness regime (4)Saturday night in, with a lazy dog!

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My week in wonderland, spring weather instead than fall weather, long walks, baking, cooking and what else? Of course keep up with Coco!

7 Oct

Dear readers,

I hope you all had a nice weekend, it has been nearly ten days since I come home from Miami and it feels like I have been back for ages, but for once I am not complaining right now, the British weather is still really mild for the time a year and I am enjoying long walks with my loyal companion Coco, baking sessions, shopping trips and gym workouts (well I had one so far…give me the chance please!)

After been sweating a lot in Miami two weeks ago it’s quite nice sometimes to wear a cashmere jumper in the evening, cuddle up on the sofa with a glass of red wine….and I look forward to have the fire on!

My food obsession has reached a scary level and I do not know why, I spend hours looking at recipes, I started to bake apple crumbles and apple pies thanks to our endless stock of apples from our trees, I even attempted my first Victoria Sponge cake…even my husband couldn’t believe that I follow every single step of the recipe…apart the double cream…well I whipped lightly…probably too lightly but it will be better next time!

I have been thinking for over a year to start to collect my recipes  and write them on a book or because I hate follow recipes I should call it scrapbook… what do you reckon guys? Anna and her reinvented Italian recipe book, with British, Spanish and Cuban influences …if I get bored I will start to!

Here we are some pictures…

Have a great week guys!

Walking in the woods with Coco

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After the walk, a quick nap

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Cooking and baking time

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And some nice pictures of me and my husband, to remember the summer…yes I have the Summertime Sadness!

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A lazy Saturday enjoying the countryside, I don’t often do but I should do it more!

21 Jul

The past few days have been quite stressful for me, I had lot of things in my mind and I still have, just trying to get rid of some thoughts while trying to relax a bit, just getting a lazy day sometimes.

The weather today is being quite nice, not hot, not cold and a bit of sunshine (that comes and goes) does make a difference on your mood. Been out and about in the garden, trying to finish reading 50 shades of grey so I can start the next two books of the trilogy…and this morning I just enjoyed a coffee in the local village of Cuckfield, West Sussex how pretty is this place??? My friend Jeff is right, despite I don’t always appreciate, we live in a beautiful part of the country, with so many local “treasures”.

Just a few more days and we will be off again…and hopefully my head will be clearer by then.

Have an amazing weekend you all, wherever you are and whatever you are doing.

Come and dine with me…our own version! So many things to look forward to this weekend…I can’t wait!

27 Apr

Come Dine With Me is a popular Channel 4 television programme shown in the United Kingdom, produced by Granada Television (now known as ITV Studios) and first broadcast in January 2005. The show has either four or five amateur chefs competing against each other hosting a dinner party for the other contestants. Each competitor then rates the host’s performance with the winner winning a £1,000 cash prize. An element of comedy is added to the show through comedian Dave Lamb, who provides a dry and “bitingly sarcastic” narration.

The format has been taken up by many other broadcasters throughout the world…and by us as well. My husband and I, and a couple of good friends now instead than go out for dinner in swanky restaurants or local gastro pubs, we discovered the pleasure (and the effort) of inviting people around, experimenting new recipes and of course, enjoy the time spent together while enjoying an homemade dinner and a good bottle of wine. Last night was “the other couple come dine with me” and we really enjoyed dinner!

I prepared myself for lunch with just a healthy and big salad after have been to the gym (I am trying so hard in these days at the gym to be in shape for our holiday), been running errands all day and finally it was dinner time!

Salmon with asparagus and potatoes and cream pie…gorgeous!!!

Pudding was so good, I must admit I was a bit worried when I saw bananas going around the kitchen (I eat bananas only when they are green or I do not digest them), but my worries went away as soon as I taste the banana, cream and chocolate cake…so good…well done Joe and Becky, our turn again very soon!

I was a bit sad yesterday, after three years spent together my beloved car had to leave me…how can you get close to a car? I don’t know but I did!!! Goodbye Tinkerbell….

I have been working out again today and I probably I will do it again tomorrow and even on Sunday, I can’t feel my arms right now I’m struggling to write!!! Miami…here we come soon!!!I wish an amazing weekend to everyone!

Dining out, drinking with friends, new car, donkeys…that’s what happened in a weekend in wonderland!

26 Feb

I had a great weekend; everything happened for a reason and let’s talk about…maybe in pictures it’s going to be easier at the moment due to my hangover spelling problems!

Friday night, dinner out with friends to a very nice Thai restaurant…which my husband thought to have booked the table but he did actually book the wrong one!  We managed to eat to the one we wanted anyway. Next time I will book the restaurant!

Saturday, lot of driving around and despite the diet we stopped to McDonalds for lunch to get something quickly and carry on…diet will start again tomorrow sorry about that!

Stopped to an Audi showroom to look at cars…ended up ordering my new car, so exciting and so happy!!!

Running late we met up with friends for drinks and dinner, amazing combination but…shame when at 2am you throw up everything!

Everything happens for a reason…I will drink less next time!!!

Sunday…hangover, headache, and gardening. I’m smoky right now…thanks to the bonfire!

Went for a spin in the countryside…and saw some donkeys in a field…so my husband took his chance to see how similar we look…right I am a donkey then!!

SPRING IS COMING, YOU SHOULD LOVE MINT COLOURED JEANS THEN! LET’S GET READY FOR THE WEEKEND GUYS

24 Feb

As you all know, I AM NOT a fashion blogger, and as you all know I never will. But yesterday when I saw the sun shining over the fields and the warm temperature coming in through the window I felt like spring was already here…luckily without hay fever yet!

I was going through Look magazine and we I saw this picture I thought: I have the same jeans, just bought them last week in Italy! So… why not make a fool of myself with some pictures? Here we are

Will I be able to walk in this electric blue Topshop shoes again? Let’s bet…

Why not being more comfortable…with pink ballerinas?

The sunshine was incredibly nice yesterday, I was driving around and feeling happy…and let’s think it’s weekend now!!! Enjoy!!

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

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

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!!

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