Away for a While

Hello blogger friends!

Time is a tyrant, as well as the everyday personal tasks. It has been a while since I wrote last time on my tiny blog. It should be a book blog, with some book reviews. Unfortunately last year I wrote here only a few reviews of the books I read. Anyway if you are curious you can find my 2017 book reviews here

But what about my New Year resolutions?

1) writing at least one post on my beloved tiny book blog once a month

2) painting at least two paintings using different techniques

3) having a walk once a week

4) taking some pictures to be posted here and to contribute to my favourite challanges

5) reading my favourite blogs at least once a month and leaving a lot of likes on my favourite pages and posts + reading at least 25 books (sipping them)

6) trying… to be happy and serene again!


My summer flew by. I had a great time in central Italy, where I had the chance to visit unbelievable and forgotten places. If I’ll have the chance I will write about it and post some magic photos. In September I got a permanent position at the local High School, which was a great surprise to me. I cried because it had been my dream since ever. In October I also got an extra position at the evening classes. In November I had a short break in Palermo (Sicily, Italy) with two faboulous colleages.  We had a great time at our friend Laura, always the best. In December... at Christmas all the family was sick and had the worst Christmas ever! Anyway. It is now time to start again.

Hope you are all well and you are reading a wonderful book



Photo credit: pixabay



Here are my answers to this week’s Share Your World 15 May.

Sorry I am using my smartphone, the writing is quite difficult… Hope there are not too many typos.
1. How many languages do you you speak?

My mother tongue is Venetian, a sort of Italian dialect. But now, where I live, they speak Friulian, an ancient language with a grammar and literature. All road signs here are in Friulian. I can understand it, not speak it. Then, obviously as I am Italian, I speak 100% fluent Italian. At the University I graduated in German (for which I have got a proficiency level – a language I really love) and English (for which I have got a teaching position at School and a C1 level of the European Framework). When I was at High school I got my A levels in French, though. And then, as I am so curious, I have learnt some Spanish and Russian. I am planning to learn some Chinese and Arabic… When I will retire. 😀

2.What are you reading, watching, listening to, eating?

I am unsually reading more books at a time (not me really, I am getting older): ‘Je pense trop’ by Petitcollin; ‘the revolving door of life’ by A. McCall Smith; ‘ I giorni dell’abbandono ‘ by E. Ferrante. The funny thing is that I am reading them all original version.

I am watching ‘The Crown’.

I am listening to ‘Occidentali’s Karma’ by Francesco Gabbani. LISTEN AND DANCE! CLICK HERE

I have just eaten an home made spinach and salami pie. Delicious!

3.What was the last photo you took with your phone?

One of my roses.

4.What is your favourite time of day?
Early… Night! I am an owl. And then in the morning I force myself to get up. I would like to have longer sleeping time. I can’t get more than 6/7 hours a night.
Optional Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

*grateful: For mother’s day and my kids’ love

*looking forward: A long weekend