We are so lucky to have another reason to visit Italy again, although this time it’s not tennis or a birthday calling; it’s my brother and Shakyra tieing the knot – in Perugia. I’ve never been there so it will be very exciting to see the city. We’ll also spend a night in our favourite place Rome! I sometimes miss Rome and Italy like you miss a person, will be so much fun. My only little concern right now is the weather, it will be cold for sure as it’s end of January. It’s time to plan the wedding outfit! Winter wedding, any ideas re dress?
Last time, spring time, in Rome!
As part of my fight against autumn-hairloss I’ve started using Vichy Aminexil Pro which so far, combined with the shampoo and hair treatment (conditioner), seem to reduce the number of hair falling to the floor every day. It doesn’t stop over night so I remain patient, but I can definitely say that my hair is looking more clean and shiny. The conditioner, which is used in the ends only, makes it unusually easy to detangle when blow-drying, which is a big plus. The only minus is that there’s no particular scent which I miss a bit compared to other brands but I can live with that
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Again…if I knew italian and could actually sing, laura pausini wouldn’t be so offended by my passionate attempts to copy her ;o)
I just came back from 1½ hour with a lady who I see once a week, she’s my spiritual guide. It’s such a rewarding time spent talking and discussing, I wish everyone had someone like her. Every time I walk out of her house I feel lighter and more positive.
Anyway, cold weather (although very sunny) is not on top of my list of joyful moments, I passionately hate it. Imagine me living in a cold country, I’d have to go for confession every other minute for swearing. It’s just not natural to feel this cold. I know what you’re thinking, you’re in Malta, it’s sunny and over 15+ but no, i t i s n o t r i g h t. There should be a limit when you’re already wearing long-sleeve tops – a heavy jacket should be out of the question. Uff.
Tips; To help myself out a bit, skin care-wise, I prepared a DIY lip scrub with honey and sugar. The sugar peels of the small rough parts and the honey works to soften the lips.
When Before Sunrise came out in 1995 I watched it countless times, I was so absorbed by their conversations and their searching souls looking for answers in every part of the world. Young people trying to figure things out, questioning and analysing every bit of reality and what’s to come, and this was very me back then, mid 90′s – always with thoughts that no one had patience to listen to. Somehow I felt connected to this movie and was very inspired by the characters and the environment.
By chance, this american guy and french girl meet on a train in Europe and end up spending the night together in Vienna, but ‘spending the night’ meant spending the few hours they have together walking, talking and discussing things that people seem to have forgotten as topics. It’s all very Woody Allen, the perfect film if you ask me.
Anyway. This was 1995 and the years have passed and I forgot about this movie, until Jonas told me he found a film called Before Midnight starring Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy. It all sounded very familiar of course and after a quick google-attack we realised they did not only film a sequel, this was actually the 3rd one, and the sequel is called Before Sunset.
This trilogy is so brilliant. It’s basically the same couple and their life story captured with 9 long years between each film. We watched all three of them, and then we watched them again, because I realised that my thoughts haven’t changed much since 1995 and this is very me and Jonas right now 2013. It’s amazing to see how the same couple have developed and still share the same passion for life and both Hawke and Delpy have managed to act in such a convincing and realistic way, it’s very impressive. The same questions are still there and it just shows how life, no matter how old you get, will always be filled with things to understand and figure out. You learn a lot along the way but unless you are open to see what’s going on around you and evaluate things, it gets dull, and the truth is that life is not dull – only if you choose to see it that way.
Like I mentioned before, it’s very Woody Allen but the actual director is Richard Linklater. What a genius.