Friday, 27 February 2015

Just A Minute In February....

Reading:  "The Preacher" by Camilla Lackberg, an exceptionally written crime and murder story! Last month I read the first book of this Swedish author, " The Ice Princess", and I liked it a lot! It's amazing how this writer can keep me with bated breath until the last pages of her books!!!

Listening: "Safe Travels (Don't die)" by Lisa Hannigan. 
In this song, this talented Irish singer makes some recommendations to travellers: eat your greens, don't sit close to screens, don't walk on ice, cross at the lights and don't start fires or fights...her voice is enchanting and this song always fills me with tenderness!

Watching: "How to get away with murder". I've started to watch this series with my sister and now we are totally obsessed with it! We spent last Saturday night on the couch, sipping hot chocolate and watching one episode after another!!!

Buying: My first heeled brogues!!!

Loving: to paint my bed and my bedside table of a beautiful bright white.
 It's always really funny to renovate the bedroom, especially because I consider it like my secret shelter, a little space that speaks about myself, my passions and the important things in my life.

Wanting: to enjoy every single moment of my weekends: going to the spa, relaxing in the whirlpool and in the sauna, eating yummy things for breakfast (like pancakes with chocolate and strawberries), taking regenerating strolls in the woods with a friend or with Cloe and my family!

Feeling: overwhelmed by the things I have to do, but determined to reach my goals!


Sunday, 22 February 2015

An Ode To Spring

This week has been a wonderful one, full of sunny days, bright skies, bike rides, regenerating strolls and nights out with the closest friends!
Although Autumn is by far my favourite season, I use to get tired of Winter pretty quickly (exactly just after the Christmas holidays) and now I'm looking forward to the arrival of Spring!!!
Unfortunately today the sun has given way to rain and the countryside is immersed in the fog , so I've thought it was the right  time to share these nice pictures with you to try to lift up my mood! 

I've bought this flowered dress a couple of weeks ago and, when I saw it in the shop window, I immediately realised it had to be mine!!! 
I love its roses and also the white collar and I really can't wait to put aside the lifeless colours of Winter and give way to the navy blue, the pastel colours and the lighter fabrics!

I want to leave you with this lovely quote, another ode to Spring ( after my dress, of course!), even if it's only the 22nd of February and we need to wait for one more month for its beautiful colours and the sense of rebirth that it brings!

Sunday, 1 February 2015

Just A Minute In January....

Reading: "The Snow Child" by Eowyn Ivey, a beautifully written fairytale for adults, set in the harsh backdrop of 1920 Alaska.
Sometimes a little of what you fancy does you good and so I fancied a fairytale and it did me the world of good!
Listening: "The Great Beyond" by REM. I've listened this song thousands of times this month wandering around with my car and I've loved it!
Watching: "The Theory Of Everything", the utterly gorgeous movie, directed by James March, adapted from the memoir "Travelling to Infinity: My life with Stephen" by Jane Wilde Hawking. This book deals with the relationship of this strong woman with her ex-husband , the physicist Stephen Hawking, his diagnosis of motor neuron disease and his success in physics.
Buying: crime novels, especially those of swedish authors, like " The Ice Princess" and " The Preacher" by Camilla Lackberg and " Men Who Hate Women" by Stieg Larsson.
Loving: my new "Chocolate Super Berry Burst" tea, with rooibos, hibiscus, roasted cocoa pieces, licorices, vanilla, raspberry, blackcurrant and pomegranate. 
The label said this tea was perfect for someone who was looking to excite his tastebuds, who wasn't afraid to try new things, who was passionate about tea and only dreamt of the finest ingredients; a person who liked to be healthy or had the desire to be healthier and was looking for a long and loving this was perfect for meeeee!!!
Wanting: to find the inspiration and the right concentration to write my final paper for the university.
Feeling: proud about my new english project at the nursery school and for the enthusiasm of the children during my lessons!!!