Monday, June 21, 2010


It's extremely hot outside that I don't step out of my cute cool apartment even if I have to.

It's also my study period till July so I have a good excuse not to go out. To tell you the truth I don't study that much but I enjoy so much staying home! I make über
healthy fresh juice every day ,like these pictured (the red one contains strawberry, watermelon, kiwi, banana and the green one melon, lime and spearmint from the garden).

I even baked a delicious cinnamon cake the other day.

I love this season.

And I love these days. But not for long... If I had to stay away from the sea in the summer for longer than a few weeks I  would be depressed. I love traditional summer.Islands, boats, swimming, sun-kissed cheeks and full time laziness . That's the meaning of life!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010


You can always find small treasures in places you would never look. I have had this kaleidoscope for years but yesterday I spent some time looking in it and it really helped me relax.I concentrated on the glowing beads  acting as if I was watching something extraordinary.Maybe I was.

last picture was taken at dawn. I love the light blue color of the light .And I enjoy dawn and sun rising a lot lately.Insomnia has taken over my life for the last weeks.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

favourite artist and video of the day

Dent May and his magnificent ukulele.

His music makes my day. His videos as well...

I'm also addicted to this song:

I like those "woo hoo" sounds.It reminds me of early Serge Gainsbourg songs.

Monday, June 7, 2010


Some years ago I was invited for dinner by my old English teacher.She is a woman I have always admired a lot.She was one of the most beautiful women of her generation and one of the brightest as well.A deeply educated person and an original cosmopolitan .

I met her when she was about 50 years old.She had chosen not to get married because she really loved her independence.  So she was living with her mother and their cat and dog.Quite depressing I suppose...

 I was invited to her new apartment and by the time I entered I knew something was wrong. It was full of boxes which were full of useless collections.She kept every issue of a newspaper since 1974 ,every cigarette package she has ever emptied ,even old plastic cheap toys that some children had forgotten there.The rest of her collection was locked in the numerous rooms of the apartment (apparently that was the reason she had moved,so that she would have more space for her stuff..).

She wasn't even using her bed because it was full of boxes .She was practically living in her living room.

Although I still admire her for her personality I just can't stand watching such a strong woman living like that.She wanted to be independent but she is not.Useless objects have dominated her whole life.It terrifies me.

I read in an article in the paper and also in apartment therapy about a documentary by Mike Hampton called "possessed".It is about the lives of four hoarders,people just like my English teacher.

It is really interesting and I'm sure you will see part of your self in them.
watch the whole video here:

POSSESSED from Martin Hampton on Vimeo.

After I finished watching it I immediately started throwing away useless stuff and magazines I kept for years.I didn't want to feel attached with objects...

Sunday, June 6, 2010

city bike

About a month ago I purchased a beautiful bike from a small underground shop near my home. It wasn't expensive at all and it is so beautiful that I just couldn't resist.I didn't even look in another shop.

They told me that they are the only ones in my country to sell these bikes(it's a cinzia bombi retro bike) and that they import them directly from the Italian company.

Well I thought they were just trying to sell it but apparently it's true!I just found out that the bicycles of  this company from Osteria Grande on the outskirts of Bologna are available only in a few stores worldwide.

I feel so lucky!

Enough with words.Here's a picture of it I found here.I haven't taken a picture of it yet.

Today I had one of the most beautiful days I've had in weeks just riding around the city with my boy riding next to me.I felt liberated.

It was amazing.

Have a nice week!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

On the road

Now that it's officially summer again I started reading Kerouac ...again...I love the way he describes his adventures,it makes me feel as if I'm a part of them.
\But I'm telling you, I'll be living my own unforgettable adventures this summer and they'll be even better than those described in his books.

All these after summer exams of course.

Anyway,these are some pictures I thought were lost for ever from my light hearted days of the year.Aka the best days of the year..