Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Wonderful Wednesday # 9

“Life only comes around once, so do whatever makes you happy, and be with whoever makes you smile”.

It’s Tuesday night and I’m all warm and snuggly on my sofa, under the softest blanket, with a cup of tea to warm up my hands. I love these cozy winter nights at home, and I cannot think of a better way to focus on the positive things that made me smile the last couple of weeks:

 1.Shopping with my mum: sometimes, when I feel totally exhausted and under the weather, there’s nothing better than an afternoon of shopping with my mum. She’s always been the one that could make me smile or cry, based on what I needed most, and today she was able to get me back in good spirits with her positivity and gentleness! We went in a lovely shop to buy some new super cute clothes ( a lovely black blouse with white swans, a black skirt with a big bow in its waist and a pair of grey woolly shorts) and we had the warmest cup of pomegranate green tea and  the yummiest croissant with apricot jam! No doubt, mum knows how to make me happy!!!

2. Pumpkin soup: this winter has been all about soups…tasty little pleasures that warm you up after a long stressful day at work! There is a little market every Saturday morning close to my house, where they sell many organic products from the farms of the nearby villages, so you can imagine how sweet and genuine the pumpkins are. I‘m not a great chef, but I can easily made a tasty soup with pumpkin, potatoes and parsley, or sprinkle it with grains of hazelnuts…blissful!

3. Edinburgh: A week ago I came back home after spending five amazing days in Edinburgh! Going to Scotland has always been my dream, so I couldn’t have been more excited when my parents bought me and my sister two tickets for Edinburgh as a Christmas present. The city was even more beautiful than I expected, vibrant, lively, stunning and full of history! It was so lovely to explore its hidden gems, drink many cups of chai tea latte in the cosy Starbucks of the Royal Mile, take lots of pictures everywhere and spend time with my sister, who is the best “partner in crime” you could desire when it comes to shopping, watching romantic movies and silly video until late at night and laughing out loud.

4. Brushed cotton bed sheets. Is there anything better than go to bed early, after a long, busy day and be wrapped up in the comfiest, softest and warmest brushed cotton bed sheets?!!! I must admit I came late to the party and I discovered this pleasure only the last fall, but its’ such a bliss to be able to skip the annoying part of going to bed, when you spend the first five minutes beating your teeth and trying to warm you up as soon as possible! As for all the daily little pleasures, once you discover them you can’t go back, so I ran to buy a new pair of this kind of bed sheets and I received another one as a gift from my friends…I must say I’ll enjoy them all the winter long. 

5. Pancakes with bacon and maple syrup. I’m usually a morning person and I don’t like to waste my time in bed, but Sunday morning I decided to make an exception and, without putting the alarm clock, I slept until eleven o’ clock ( Gosh, I needed it!!) Once I got up I was craving for something yummy and tasty to eat, so I decided to try a new recipe: sweet potatoes pancakes with bacon and maple syrup! For me pancakes rhyme with holidays, so the simple fact to prepare a brunch like that put me in a very good mood! The procedure took quite a long time, but it was well worth it because the result was amazing: the pancakes were gold and soft and the combo with the crispy bacon and the maple syrup created a sweet and sour taste that was paradisiac!!!

I wish you a beautiful day my friends and, please, let me know what has put a smile on your face this week!
Here all the amazing ww ladies whose positivity will be like a balm for your soul:

SallyJoHelenMichelleSarahKateCatSamEl and Kerri.



  1. It's lovely to see you back posting again, Martina! I loved seeing all your photos from Edinburgh on your Instagram, it's such a beautiful city and your photos made me want to go back to visit again!

    Hope you have a fantastic week :)

    C x

    1. Thank you so much lovely Cat!!!Edinburgh was even more beautiful than I charming and stunning!!!
      I wish you a wonderful week!!!:)