” Apple Pie & Crystal Shoes “

the perplexed girl who lived in the boot, prepared the apple pie * in honour of Grimilde, here transformed into Regina

Thr0ugh The Mirr0r

Once upon a time, in a boot-shaped wasteland, there was a girl perplexed by the fact that although they were inept and a bad example for little girls, the princesses of fairy tales always defeated the villains. […] This perplexed girl, growing up, had become more and more team-villains and she wanted alternative versions in which characters like Maleficent, Ursula, Jafar or Grimilde finally got the victory […] Desperate, the perplexed girl thought there was no hope, until one day her team-villains friend invited her to start a new TV series in which the Evil Queen had defeated the Heroes by blocking them in a city without time and without reminiscence, making them live like regular mortals in which she was the only one with the The Dark One  aware of the truth.

giphyFor three seasons Once Upon A Time was a real relief, because despite the Villains were…

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“A Bouquet full of Emotions”

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“Your behavior is a choice; it isn’t who you are
[1].” 

The turn of the seasons brings us back toSpringin its full glory of life and rebirth after the long, cold winter . The skirts are getting shorter ( well, they are if you had  to go to the beautician! ) , fashions change , it comes the inundation of ceremonies that increase all in the same short period in which it is assumed there is enough sun to enjoy it but not too much to curse the celebrated … and theflowers bloom .
Being allergic to pollen and associated I always made sure that on special occasions instead of flowers people send me chocolates , books or other types of gifts . But on the rare circumstances that I received the floral tributes I have always had the curiosity to go to discover the…

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“Haru And Cherry Blossoms”

Thr0ugh The Mirr0r

Hanami (lit. “flower viewing”) is the Japanese traditional habit of enjoying the transient beauty of flowers, flowers (“hana”) in this case almost always referring to those of the cherry (“sakura”) or, less frequently, plum (“ume”) trees. From the end of March to early May, sakura bloom all over Japan, and around the first of February on the island of Okinawa. [1]

Have you ever attended theflowering of the cherry trees?

nev2bpeUnfortunately, I did.tumblr_n53rkxfkyu1sat0smo1_250 In Rome, at the EUR’s lake, a couple ofsprings ago . Do not get me wrong, it is one of the best spectacles in the world , but as I mentioned in another place, for me Spring is a real challenge to survival !
And a “pollen waterfall” that runs direct into my respiratory system is not exactly the romantic image that you would expect when you think of the cherry trees in bloom .
If you are…

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“Physics , Love and Curry”

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tumblr_np7rqscsu81r4uhhfo2_250They say thatSpringis the season of love . They say. Well, I still have to find out who’s saing that but since the gardens become green again , the flowers bloom , the swallows come back , it seems to be so : love is in the air .
I do not know whether it is true or just a romantic legend , what I know for sure is that there is pollen in the air and that means that my eyes begin to shed tears , my nose to drip , my throat swells up , I begin to scratch like a monkey in rut and I’m more irritable than usual .giphy8If the formula applies to you as well [Spr+ing = Allergy²] you are in the right place because I think I have the appropriate relief for our sufferings : all we need…

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“Lunch with Felicity”

<<I trust you, Felicity. This is my drama: for better or for worse, I always believe in you.>>   When I used to come back from high school starving, I often had to wait for my brother to  return, hence to avoid eating the plate and the tablecloth, I used t turn on the TV … Continua a leggere “Lunch with Felicity”

“Is it always Spring in Alabama?”

Cinnamon Apple Bundt Cake (the recipe is from my English friend, John) INGREDIENTS - 2  1/2 cups all-purpose flour -2 teaspoons baking powder -1/2 teaspoon baking soda -1-1/2 cups plus 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar, divided -4 medium sized medium Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and cut into ½” pieces -1 Tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, divided -1 teaspoon table … Continua a leggere “Is it always Spring in Alabama?”

” Apple Pie & Crystal Shoes “

Once upon a time, in a boot-shaped wasteland, there was a girl perplexed by the fact that although they were inept and a bad example for little girls, the princesses of fairy tales always defeated the villains. [...] This perplexed girl, growing up, had become more and more team-villains and she wanted alternative versions in … Continua a leggere ” Apple Pie & Crystal Shoes “

“A tree, a plaid and Battenberg cake’s smell”

  “I like autumn. The drama of it; the golden lion roaring through the back door of the year, shaking its mane of leaves. A dangerous time; of violent rages and deceptive calm, of fireworks in the pockets and conkers in the fist.” [1] https://youtu.be/XpqjEnRU6uM   Do you believe in magic? I'm not talking about hand … Continua a leggere “A tree, a plaid and Battenberg cake’s smell”

“A necessary defect “

<<Since then, I must have given The Rosie Project to at least 50 friends. Graeme has been busy too, writing a sequel called The Rosie Effect. As soon as we heard about it, Melinda and I asked him for an advance copy, and we enjoyed it so much that we invited Graeme to come to Seattle to talk … Continua a leggere “A necessary defect “

“A Bouquet full of Emotions”

    “Your behavior is a choice; it isn’t who you are[1].”  The turn of the seasons brings us back to Spring in its full glory of life and rebirth after the long, cold winter . The skirts are getting shorter ( well, they are if you had  to go to the beautician! ) , … Continua a leggere “A Bouquet full of Emotions”