stay cool

I found this wall poster and somehow felt attracted to it hahaha, it’s so weird and so random. A bunch of fans. We’re trying to find some cool odd posters and frames for our lime stone walls but it seems like you need to stumble across these kind of artsy things…it’s not something you go and look for, you know what I mean? They sort of need to come to you!. I rarely like wall art, which is a shame because I would love to fall for all kinds of prints and designs, just to fill up the walls, but I become really fussy and end up with nothing.

I would love ideas on where to find some vintage artsy stuff…posters mainly and then the frames are easy to find.



favourite snack!

This is such a moorish snack! For me, being lactose intolerant, it’s such a treat being able to eat what I call normal cheese. Any cheese aged/matured over 3 months is supposed to be ‘safe’ for us who cannot enjoy certain cheeses. So for example parmesan, pecorino etc is all good! The one below is 9 months mature, so I can eat it without any trouble and it works great when grated over food in the oven too…




sleep your troubles away

This is one of my old EVE articles which I instinctively went back to today as I really need some advise on how to sleep better. All I really need is a reminder of things that help…some basic ideas. So, here are some of my own ;)

“I’ve realised I’m blessed in this department because as soon as I hit the pillow I sleep, and wake up rested, but I’ve also experienced sleepless nights which drove me insane, and it got me thinking of the importance of a good nights sleep.Here are some ideas, whether you have serious trouble sleeping or just want to make use of the night, as part of a healthy lifestyle. They are all well known, but just like people need a constant reminder to drink plenty of water every day, to keep their body and skin hydrated, this is simply a push in the right direction.

  • Start by looking at your day- if you are stressed or worried it will cause tension which makes it hard for the body to relax and fall asleep. Work-related thoughts need to take a step back until the next day, as there is nothing you can do about them in that moment, worrying about someone or something will only seem bigger the day after if you are not rested. Tell yourself you need to be re-charged in order to face whatever troubles you may have. Picture yourself in a more stress-free environment and work towards finding a balance.
  • Spend as much time as you can outside in daylight,take a break from computers and office light whenever you can, or let in natural light, this will make you naturally tired as oppose to staring-into-a-screen- tired’
  • Prepare your bedroom for a good nights sleep –clean sheets, cool temperature, dark and free from noise. Invest in a proper pillow and mattress if they are causing you to feel stiff and tensed when waking up.
  • Find a ritual before going to bed- take a warm bath or shower using relaxing bath oils, light a aromatherapy candle, listen to calming music, read a book or magazine or listen to audio-books or relaxing talk on CD. Using a sleep mask also helps to remove any light.

Avoid- alcohol or drinks containing caffeine just before sleep, time in front of the computer or TV (or any screen) and smoking.

Sweet dreams…."Sweet dreams" by lenahcaruana on Polyvore


early birds

I haven’t slept properly for the past couple of weeks and I want to blame the puppy, but it’s not really him….it’s just that stress or anxiety does that to you, give you that little bit of insomnia, just enough to make you feel tired during the day. Maybe I slept enough, I don’t know, but I know for sure I keep tossing and turning for a looong time. Like I said, it’s not really Massimo because he’s good at night, but I keep thinking I can hear him crying or whining but everytime I hear something, it’s either a passing car or people outside in the street. It’s just a bit of getting used to I suppose. But anyway, I got up, made some coffee and it was actually kind of cosy.

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