Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Italian Bank and Olives

If you work in a South Italian bank in a little town called Bitonto 
and you take a good care of your clients, you'll be lucky. Why ? 
Because your richest clients would be farmers and as Italians are incredibly generous and caring people, they might bring you bags and boxes of the goodies. Oil, olives, fruits and vegetables. Even wine. Right now, among some other fruits and vegetables, olives are freshly collected from the trees. Before I came to live in Italy, I thought olives were fairly delicious although too salty for my taste. I had never tasted a fresh olive. I can tell you it's another thing. So what did my Italian partner do the first thing on Sunday morning. Sliced some fresh olives and tomatoes and in they went to oven with some oregano, oil and salt. I had it with some whole grain rise for a lunch and it was the best thing I've had this month. Got to love him !

Saturday, 18 October 2014


September and October are wonderful time in Bari if it doesn't rain. 
This autumn has been really dry and calm. Just beautiful. Warm, fresh and sunny.

It was just a lazy Saturday, first eating out with my family, then having
"gelato" at Torre a Mare (south along the coast from Bari ).

I know a little girl who definitely appreciates living close to the sea...
Have a lovely weekend everyone.

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Clay Necklace

So here are the very first clay amulets I've ever done. And the very first necklace that came out.
I've used a brown fine metal string and some metal parts together with the clay. I'm thinking of
using also some stone pearls in the next necklace.

This evening I'm gonna be modeling new amulets. 
Please feel free to leave some comments or 
suggestions for illustrating the amulets.

Bye for now, xxx

The three necklace looks quite nice with this Pull&Bear sweatshirt.

Wednesday, 15 October 2014


Yesterday was my my birthday and I'm feeling...yes a bit old(er), but most importantly delighted. I received so many lovely phone calls, messages, wishes and love, that today I'm feeling all warm, loved, happy and inspired! You see, all you need is love for the inspiration and I've been lately so busy with my two little kids that I haven't had time even to think about my life, nor my relationship with my lovely partner and not to speak of so many dear friends who also inspire me greatly. Just today, I also feel like I'm just fine the way I am as a mum and as a partner, as a friend and as a sister. I could write you a book of my thoughts right now, but I'm just going to say that even if my silly life never goes the way I planed it somehow it always gives me more than I ever asked for. There's one thing I've done right in my life and it's the fact that I've always followed my heart. Today I'm extremely thankful for everything I have and what will be part of my life in the future. Thank you.

And as I'm feeling so inspired, next post will be about my new little necklace project. 
I promise to write soon.