The Photo Challenge #49 – Awakening

This year, at least here in Italy, spring is definitely struggling to overcome that wintery feel. We have one day of sun, and then 3 days of grey skies and raining and it feels like it’s November all over again. It kinda sucks and, of course, the raining always happens during the weekend.

Anyway, the awakening of Mother Nature has definitely begun as you can see in the picture below, taken just yesterday. Let’s hope that from now on the sun will shine and shine and shine.


The Photo Challenge #48 – Smile

We had a looooong winter this year, with many many (way too) many snowy/rainy days. Especially in the weekends, of course! At times I got bored of playing cards, binge watching this or that TV show, cooking biscuits and so on. This is when the madness started.

I’m very fond of this giant plushy minion as it is the first Christmas gift my boyfriend gave me. It is roughly the size of three year old kid and I think this is why I started making him do stuff around the house. It’s kinda embarassing to admit I have a whole collection of pictures like the one above, but these just make me and my boyfriend genuinely smile.

The Photo Challenge #47 – Tour Guide

I was born and raised in Bologna, Italy, and I’m crazy in love with my hometown.
Why? Because Bologna is beautiful under any weather circumstance, the red of the bricks manages to brighten up even the worst foggy day. Because it has that Medieval touch I love so much. Because its many covered walkways protect you both from the rain in winter and the hellish heat in the summer. Because when it comes to food we are not prone to counting calories and we’re definitely not afraid of body fat. And, believe me, there are at least another hundred reasons.

It’s kind of impossible to accurately describe Bologna to people who were not born here. And I’m referring not only to people born in other countries, but also to people who were born somewhere else in Italy. Bologna is a way of life, something that runs in your veins, something you can never betray.

Two of the pictures are my mother’s. She kindly gifted them to me. Just check her IG account to take a full Bologna tour.