[All you need is love]
Già e a volte ce ne dimentichiamo!
Basterebbe una carezza su una spalla, un messaggio di buon onomastico (come quelli di oggi) o un per strada; tutto diventerebbe più leggero e piacevole.
Io inizio dal . Tu?
#baletter for all of us, for a good sunday.
Design by @operegeniali
As I walked past this house everyone was chatting together, I loved how the house framed the people in it - so I stopped to take a photo.
As I started to frame the shot the occupants turned around and smiled and children’s cheeky faces suddenly appeared through the second floor window.
My entry for @passionpassport’s #PPSecondStory challenge & @instagram’s #WHPlookup challenge
Happy Sunday, all ♡
The heat broke our sunflower ... The other day when we got back from the beach it was hanging limp and there was no way of saving it. So I took it inside and put it in my fab Olle Alberius 'Sarek' vase. Hard to imagine it was taller than me when you see Greta with it here now 😔 Fingers crossed, perhaps the flower will come out ... What do you think, will it survive indoors?
Just because something goes wrong doesn't mean you don't deserve for things to go right ✨
I've had a tough couple of weeks so yesterday, I treated myself to a bit of retail therapy and it really made all the difference. So if something is going right for you now, take a step away from it and I promise you'll come back stronger 🙌
P.S Wishing you a wonderful Sunday! 💚
I was walking through a small rural village in Nepal when I came across this girl.
She was standing by a river, peacefully looking out towards it. As I raised my camera to my eye, she suddenly turned and looked towards the sky.
I am not sure what caused this quick movement, but I captured her as she looked up and something about the expression on her face really drew me into this photo.
My entry for @instagram’s #WHPlookup
Once again I want to raise the topic of the Book Hating.
Don’t scold the book! That’s my rule.
I’m not saying my rule is your rule, but I want to explain why I feel appalled when readers express the dissatisfaction with the book in such an intense way that I want to find that poor fellow who wrote it and apologize for all the rude readers in the world. In my opinion, it’s unacceptable.
Anyway, how do you manage even fully to read the book if you don’t like it? It’s not that you enjoyed it all the time while reading and then suddenly in the very end you’ve become convinced it’s crap. Why reading something that doesn’t feel like yours? Put it aside and take another brilliant story and enjoy it.
Yes, I read stories that disappoint me. But I’m sure that I’m not allowed to hate what I read as I’m not an expert in writing. You must understand that before you lay your hands on any book, it passes through so many stages of proofreading and approvals by experts, publishers, managers, adepts and so on and so forth, that neither you nor I can claim we are better experts.
I’m definitely not entitled to express my disapproval not thinking about the consequences as many people read my posts, follow my thoughts and unfortunately some of them measure the bookish world according to my reviews and opinion. I want to stress MY OPINION ON THE BOOK IS MY ONLY. You can’t just take it and say: If she likes it then I’ll like it too. It doesn’t work like that. But exactly this borrowing of my attitude makes me think twice before I start criticize and label a work of literature with hatred.
And I am ready to advocate each and every book that evokes being scolded and decried because the book itself is a declaration of someone's imagination and no one has the right to belittle the fantasy.
[AD] Sam and I got up super early today to have a breakfast picnic before the day got too hot. My @verivalbio orange granola was as delicious as ever. Then we hopped on a train heading down South. The train ride was hotter than hell so we had to have a post-train nap to recover. Looking forward to venturing to the Temple of Seitan for dinner! What have you been up to today? #verival#verivalmornings#wherevhavebreakfast
Waiting for thunder. ‘Waiting is erotic,’ Irene likes to point out.
I’ve lived in yoga tops and flowy pants, swapping them for jeans and a white tee when going places where other people might be. I’ve travelled far with authors of all sorts, and a little closer with family. I’ve swum in lakes, seas and swimming pools, and had saunas in several towns. I’ve had lunches in great little places and discovered my new favorite restaurant in a neighboring town. I’ve stayed up late, and gotten up early, and had long conversations with relatives and friends. I’ve decided it’s ok to live in white tees and oversized sweaters and jeans forever, with chipped nail polish and messy hair. I’ve gotten new armchairs for free and scored plenty at the flea market. And finally, finally I’ve realized we really don’t need to cater to anyone’s pleasure but our own.
It’s good to be back. How have you been this summer, so far?
Happy Saturday, friends ♡
I haven't forgot, it just took me a while, to show you more of those beautiful antique Rörstrand flower plates I salvaged. This is 'gullviva' or cowslip. Isn't she pretty?! And I realised I already had those old white gilt edged plates from Germany and Czechoslovakia which are gorgeous together with her, don't you agree?! The six plates will be in the shop later this weekend. But if you're interested in buying them now just DM me (there is a chance that I'll keep them for myself....). You'll find the link to the shop in my bio.
“Life offers you a thousands chances....all you have to do is take one.”- Under the Tuscan Sun
I just loved that movie with Diane Lane! There is just something about sunflowers that always make me think of Tuscany. Let’s all go and meet up there this weekend!! 🙌💛🌻🌻
“With freedom, books, flowers, and the moon, who could not be happy?” -Oscar Wilde
I would add the Sun to that!!!
On a crazier note when I was setting up this still the shutter fell over next to the whole vase of flowers that went tumbling to floor! Glass water and flowers everywhere!! 🤦♀️