Sunday, 21 June 2015

The New Studio Table

Yes, I'm back and slowly feeling the energy coming back to me. 
Moving to Bari Palese two months a go turned out to be a very tiering process with the kids. However we're feeling really satisfied and peacful about the the new neighbourhood. We've slowly started to
decorate the new three bedroom flat and the latest and so far dearest purchase is an old dusty table.

Not long a go I spotted this old beauty on and we quickly scheduled an appointment to see the table. Not long after we packed the kids in the car and off we went to Trani.
We spent a lovely day out enjoying "aperativo", lunch and ice creams.

The table was beautiful so we HAD TO have it. 


The owner of the table also gave us an old vase that was once used to keep the houses warm.
(If I understood well the carbon used to be heated n this vase.)
One week after our trip the table arrived at his new home and took his place in the studio. 

And here's Trani. You should definitely see Trani.

Next week we might go for a holiday by the coast, so some family time ahead. 
Enjoy the summer everyone, I'll get back to you soon, promise.

Friday, 20 March 2015

Man With a Big Heart


Have I already mentioned that one of my daughter's favorite things to do is visiting "Tonino",
the owner of the antique store down at our road.
He's one of the most friendly man I've ever met in my life. We often pop in to his magical studio, where he works with wood and takes care of birds.
When he meets my daughter, he sings, makes jokes and laughs.
He makes her presents with old toys and treats her with sweets...
he's simply wonderful. A man with a BIG heart.
I will surely miss him once we've moved out from the city centre.

What comes to our moving schedule, it looks like we'll be finally moving out in April.
Then some more exciting news...
Next week one of my best friends is getting married in Portugal, and we'll be staying
three nights in Lisbon. Needless to say, I'm very excited about this.
Firstly because I'm SO happy for my friend to have finally found a great man in her life and
secondly because I love Portugal and Lisbon. My family used to spend holidays at the sunny coast of South Portugal and I visited it alone (or with my x boy friend, that buster ) around 13 years a go.
I remember thinking back then :
"I'll come back here, one day I'll be back in Lisbon"
And here we go !!!
Life never fails to surprise me.

Friday, 6 March 2015

Delicious Oats and Banana Cookies

 This is what I've been up to this week. Trying out a receipe of simple two ingredient cookies I've found online. When I first saw this receipe of just oats and banana I thought, yeah right, can't be good as there's no added sugar nor butter or fluor. It turned out they're even better. 
These cookies make also a perfect breakfast for my three years old daughter and she too 
loves them a lot. I've been making various versions with some added smashed pear or apple, raisins, coconut flakes and chocolate chips. I'm thinking of trying out with some pieces of almonds and nuts and some seeds and honey. The options are endless really and the result is DELICIOUS and healthy.
Just mix and match, just the way you like it.
Preparing time is quick, just about 5 mins. Cooking time about 10 mins. 
I must have a bite now.
See you later.

Today I made these cookies with smashed banana and apple, coconut flakes,
oats and some milk chocolate chips. Try it with a cup of coffee or tea, yum yum !!

Sunday, 1 March 2015

Goalkeeper's Daughter

Today was a lovely sunny Sunday in Bari so we decided to took our kids to play some football. 
My partner M plays every now and then with his friends and when he does he's a great goalkeeper.
I watched my daughter running hard after him, just like a shadow. She is clearly SO in love. So proud of his dad. What a pretty thing. I wonder if she'll ask to play more when she grows up. I wouldn't mind, any kind of sport is important. And after all I played football at the age of around 10-16 years and I've got so many good memories of those times.

...Well, maybe she'll need just a little more practise.
It was a lovely sunny day.

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Home Sweet Home

I've taken a looong brake from writing a blog. My family is in a middle of a moving process. We currently live in the centre of Bari in a one bedroom flat. Needless to say, I simply can't wait to have more space for all of us. The new apartment is about 15 km North from Bari, close to the airport and in a short distance (1 km) of Adriatic sea. My daughter has already started the new kinder garten just 100 m away from our new apartment and the neighbourhood seems very friendly and lovely. Lots of kids, more space, no traffic and hassle, ...ahhh welcome the hassle free new life.

I think we'll be moving in a couple of months time, fingers crossed !

We ordered the furniture for our bedroom from Maison Du Monde, the French furniture store that 
opened their first shop in Bari last year. The furniture are on their way and should arrive in a couple of weeks time.
(Pictures by Maison Du Monde).