Tuesday, 31 January 2012
Monday, 30 January 2012
The first thing I found when I opened the parcel was a beautifully stamped envelope. Inside the envelope there was an equally beautiful card with a message from Amy. She had carefully picked 6 different teas for me, all of which she loves herself. So with her card came personal notes on how she likes to drink each one, which was really thoughtful.
The teas Amy sent me are such fun! They are six different mixes with creative names and I can see myself liking them all. The very first sachet I unpacked contained a tea called 'Oh Canada', and if you read my blog, you will know that I have a wild love for this country, but am feeling a bit mopey about the fact that my husband is spending time there without me at the moment. So this tea brought a little bit of Canada to me that morning. Another blend contains cocoa, and yet another golden sugar balls. Amazing! I wanted to try them all at once!
I took some pictures of the tea to show on the blog, and suddenly the tea shoot turned into a cat shoot. My sweet, curious Mae came to see what I was doing, lured by the sound of tissue paper.
Mae took her time to sniff at every bag and would not let me take one more photo without her in it. So I decided I might as well make some tea! It will not be hard to guess which bag I ended up opening first. With the smell of syrup and caramel came tiny sugar maple leaves! I could not have been happier!
Friday, 27 January 2012
I just recently found Diagrams through a free download on iTunes. I really liked their song (Tall Buildings) and did a bit of research. Turns out this is the new band of the former frontman of another band I really like. Also turns out they make the most stylish videos!
Thursday, 26 January 2012
Shanna from Existing's Tricky recently bestowed me with The Versatile Blogger Award! I am feeling quite honoured by this, well, honour! Especially seeing as Shanna does not just maintain a single blog, but is the owner of a whole six! She loves to read and writes articles for Squidoo. She also used to play the piano competitively and is a great advocate of self-love and well-being. Altogether, she is way more versatile than I can ever dream of being! Thank you very much, Shanna, for thinking of All The Live Long Day when passing on the award! I always really enjoy your comments and am glad that you like coming over here!
Part of the deal that comes with the award is that the recipient shall share 7 things about themselves. So here are my seven:
1) If I could live in any kind of dwelling, I would probably choose a lighthouse.
2) I have been trying to teach myself to sleep on my back, because apparently that saves your face from wrinkles. I have not been very successful. I am quite dedicated to the foetal position.
3) I nearly drowned as a little girl. I rode my bike into a canal. And even though I could ride a bike, I did not know how to swim. My Papa saved my life. He jumped after me and was even able to retrieve the bike!
4) My first pet was a guinea pig called Berlioz.
5) I re-read my favourite books and re-watch my favourite movies every once in a while. Because I like them so much, they never grow old for me. And I have learnt that a story can be perceived a little differently each time, depending on where you are in life.
6) Even though I make it a point to be accepting and loving to all food, I really don't like celeriac.
7) I was once interviewed for a radio show.
Now you know a little bit more about me! Instead of passing this award on to 15 other bloggers (sorry for breaking the rules here!), I'd like to ask you to check out Shanna's own seven things and her blogs:
And finally, why don't you guys leave a comment with a link to a blog that you enjoy to read? That way we can all share some love! Thank you kindly, have a nice day!
Wednesday, 25 January 2012
Tuesday, 24 January 2012
Hey! Here we go, last batch of photos from last fall's trip to Canada! I saved all the family pictures for the finale. My sweet little new niece Georgia features in a lot of them. She's going to be 1 year old in February, and this was the first time Marco and I met her.
My mum-in-law, Sylvia, with my niece Georgia.
Georgia and her uncle Nino, making the same kind of face.
My dad-in-law, Butch. And Georgia.
Georgia and me.
Georgia and her mom, Toni.
Butch looking all cool.
Hanging at Nino's and Vanessa's house for Thanksgiving.
Georgia and her dad, Giulio.
Vanessa preparing Thanksgiving dinner.
Marco and Georgia.
Nino and the turkey.
The whole family.
Sylvia's "pet" crows. After the family dog sadly died a few years ago, Sylv started feeding them the leftover kibble. Now the crows come a few times a day to demand a snack and Sylv buys dog food just for them!
You can see the rest of the pictures from my trip in these here posts:
Monday, 23 January 2012
Friday, 20 January 2012
And I DO think this song is about me.
Being alone, it can be quite romantic,
like Jacques Cousteau underneath the Atlantic.
A fantastic voyage to parts unknown,
going to depths where the sun's never shone
and I fascinate myself all alone.
So I go a little overboard, but hang on to the hull
while I'm airbrushing fantasy art on a life that's really kind of dull.
Oh, I'm in a lull.
I'm all for moderation, but sometimes it seems
moderation itself is a kind of extreme.
So I joined the congregation, I joined the softball team.
Went in for my confirmation where incense looks like steam.
I start conjugating proverbs where once there were nouns.
This whole damn rhyme scheme's starting to get me down.
Oh, I'm in a lull.
I'm rambling on rather self-consciously while I'm stirring these condiments into my tea.
And I think: I'm so lame, I bet I think this song’s about me.
I think I'm in a lull.
Have a good weekend, All.