Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Corner view - exotic

Sometimes you can find exotic views just outside your door...


This post is part of the Corner View series: to know about it, visit Francesca AND all the links in the comments of her Corner View posts!

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Corner View ~ last thing I learnt

I have decided to join a wonderful group of ladies, organised by Francesca, I discovered sometimes ago.
Usually I'm too disorganised to do such things timely, but I decided to "break the ice" tonight.


One of the things I've learnt lately is to keep a diary. It is a sort of "artsy" thing, or at least I'm rediscovering the joys of using watercolor, scissors and glue, and also put in it some of my photos. More than a diary I would call it a thought-book. I find that writing something everyday helps me a lot to be rooted in the moment, and to clarify my ideas. And it is useful to jot down all the ideas and todo lists and things I want to remember in one place.
I have been doing it for a month, I hope it has become an habit. Learning to express myself freely is a great thing!


Tuesday, 4 October 2011


The girl effect is a campaign to raise awarness about the role of women, but ot only that, it's about giving girls around the world the tools to escape ignorance and prejudice that keep them in poverty and force them living worse lives. It's not about destroying traditions, it's about educating people, having them to be aware of what are the outcomes of the choices they make, and in many cases to let them know they have choices!!

It's not only about women, it's about our societies and our world. I believe that too often women are still following the old thinking pathways even in the so called developed world, where we are supposed to have reached parity, and in reality we haven't yet. But besides this, I belive very strongly the we, the fortunate ones who happen to have been born in rich countries, have the duty to help young people from poorer countries to get all the knowledge means they need to then decide for their lifes indipendently.

And this is impossible when you never go to school, have your first child when you are 12 and struggle all your life to get enough to actually live! We can help in many ways, we can fund projects that give education, that inform children, that let them have a proper childhood.

Much is being done, and you can find informations at the Girl Effect, to start with.

And if you think this is important, then why not making a post about it too?

Monday, 3 October 2011

About lifelists

I'm in the middle (it's actually the last week, sigh) of taking a wonderful course by Karen Walrond of Chookooloonks. I have been following her blog for a while and like her spirit and beautiful photos, and so when I read she was organising his course I decided to subscribe following an impulse. And as it often happens, I have great outcomes following impulses. Have a visit at her blog, and at her many ideas, she is a real volcano of projects!

It has been a very interesting five weeks, and amongst other things I have started and I'm consistenly keeping a work-book in which I write everyday. Calling it a diary is a bit limiting, but that's what essentially it is. And hi is a very BIG gift I got from Karen, having enough motivation to keep up writing every day my "morning pages" (of Julia Cameron memory). Also the people taking this course are very nice, pity there is a facebook group, but I don't subscribe to facebook!

Other things we have been working on are vision boards and also making a life list. This was such a fun and revelative experience, that I now want to share with you all my life list! I did a separate page in the blog (llok at the tabs up there!), and I also want to chronicle my achievements in this blog!


Sunday, 2 October 2011

the girl effect

I will write abou this on the 4th of october! It's something I heart and I invite you to join this movement and help girls et an education: it's essential for all of us!


I believe it is very important, do you want to join us? The Girl Effect Blogging Campaign is a collaborative effort of hundreds of bloggers coming together to write about The Girl Effect on October 4th, 2011. Go here to know more, and join us.