A FLOWER GARDEN

Once in a while I feel the need to produce a work of art that will amaze the whole world. Unlucky for me, I am no artist. And it is next to impossible to craft something with my two left hands. Since I am more of a imitator than a creator, I tend to take … [Read more…]






FEAR OF THE SCISSOR-HANDS

I was sitting at a hairdresser’s waiting for my mother to have her hair cut, when a young lady with lovely long hair came in. She asked for a trim to get rid of split ends. The hairdresser washed the lady’s hair and took a pair of scissors. What happened next seemed to me like … [Read more…]






THE COLOURS OF THE RAINBOW

I’ve got tons of scarves of every possible shade and colour. And yet I always manage to sneak some new ones in my shopping basket. It seems that I can’t say ‘no’ to a pretty scarf. I instantly imagine it around my neck and match it in my mind’s eye with various clothes I possess. … [Read more…]






WHITE AS SNOW

The whole town is covered in a white, fluffy blanket of snow. The trees stagger under the weight of it. How you react to these white flakes is a good indicator of your age. If you’re young, you’re giddy like a little school girl bouncing around, throwing snowballs at your friends and thinking of the … [Read more…]






VIVA ITALIA! VIVA LASAGNA!

I believe most people like lasagna. My family is crazy about this Italian dish. Yeah, they like to eat it, little less help me do it.  Here’s what you need: INGREDIENTS: lasagna noodles 700 g of minced pork 2 tins of diced tomatoes in juice (or 5-7 freshly minced tomatoes) 2 tablespoons of tomato puree … [Read more…]






HOT PINK MESS

The whimsical weather forced me to make some changes in my attire. I had to hide my light clothes deep in the recesses of the wardrobe and take out all the cozy and warm ones. I waved goodbye to T-shirts and welcomed scarves and sweaters. And to be frank, I have a small collection of … [Read more…]






EVERYBODY MOVE YOUR BODY

My PE teacher used to say ‘Exercise or you will not be able to bend down for your slippers without straining your backs.’ And there is truth in it. If not regularly trained our body loses its flexibility, the muscles weaken and our health might start to deteriorate. Moreover, the metabolism slows down with age … [Read more…]






A WOMAN’S RIGHT TO SHOES

We all know that shoes are important. Well suited footwear can take us anywhere and enable us to do great things. And sometimes it can even change our lives completely. Remember Cinderella? The glass slipper fitted and boom! From a pushover to a princess. That’s what I call a promotion! As I grow old….er (wish … [Read more…]






LIFT ME UP

As a person interested in creams, lotions and other beauty related products I am always on the lookout for new, inventive and natural ways to improve my skin condition. I was shopping online the other day in one of my favourite healthy food stores when I saw a bottle of frankincense oil. The short description … [Read more…]






SWEET TREAT – PANNA COTTA

Panna cotta is a delicious creamy dessert from Italy. It is easy to make, doesn’t involve a lot of preparations and anyone can do it. Here’s what you need:  INGREDIENTS: 2 tablespoons of gelatin 2 tablespoons of cold water 200 ml of milk 250 ml of double cream 1 vanilla pod 60 g of sugar … [Read more…]