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!


WHAT DID I DO LAST YEAR?

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

Do

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Photo credit: pixabay

NY Resolutions: Sewing Machine & Elena Ferrante

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It is so relaxing to stay home for some days. Beside working (which it happens I like doing… despite all), I can find some time for myself too. After considering the thousand of little works always there waiting for me since ever, yesterday I:

  1. Finished reading Belgravia by Julian Fellowes, which I will write today a review about; embassy_home_night
  2. Have started reading L’Amica Geniale by Elena Ferrante  (after many books in English,  I have gone back to my mother tongue, hoping not to be disappointed after all this international ad on this series); 15c681eb-c76a-4803-952e-26be3a4a8988img400-1
  3. SEWED! I took out my old mechanical sewing machine and converted an old tablecloth in 5 small breakfast tablecloths, taking out my ETSY brand [manu’fatto], which I don’t create any more due to lack of time. What a delight! I so much love creating and reconverting old stuff in  totally new or partly new stuff. And I can consider myself satisfied with the result, which you can see here below. sewing-1332860_1280

And You?  If you are so lucky to have 3 days of holidays, what have you done to accomplish something you have dreamt for during the last time?

Waiting for you 💖

Dom

 

 

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Photocredit: Sewing machine and coloured threads by pixabay

[Manu’fatto] breakfast set is totally mine