Wednesday, 30 January 2013

corner view - simple pleasures

Today I'm traveling.... So this was pre-written, oh the simple wonder of this web time-machine...

I try to fill my life with simple pleasures, and the more I do so, the more pleasures I find and enjoy!


Corner view is a weekly appointment hosted by Francesca at Fuoriborgo, where lovely participants from all over the world gather together once a week to share incredible ideas and experiences.

Monday, 28 January 2013


getting back to good habits, even though this is from last year.....


Wednesday, 23 January 2013

CV - five senses

This last week was again a rough one, with so many good and bad things altogether....
I'm sort of getting used to all of this, well, after all it should be time to get aquainted to life!
So I decided to take today's theme with a smile and a laugh!






Have a great week you all!

Corner view is a weekly appointment hosted by Francesca at Fuoriborgo, where lovely participants from all over the world gather together once a week to share incredible ideas and experiences.

PS Sorry, but last week I didn't have a moment to comment or say hallo.....

Monday, 21 January 2013

thanks M!

Yesterday a great friend passed away.
We will miss you, M., especially your smile and twinkle in the eye!


Sunday, 20 January 2013


Last wee I was in Perth for a "quick" working trip.


"Quick" means two days (and 1 night), 4 hours in the plane, and a lot of talking, planning and discussing, all of which I'm very pleased of


I even had a couple of hours to have a walk in the City, early in the morning



It was a great day, with a fresh wind!


I went to parks




and visited a very nice museum, where I chatted with nice people and learned quite a bit of things.


It's the old court-house of Perth



I did a bit of window shopping



Had a good breakfast




dreamed of nice food


And had a great dinner with new friends and colleagues, but no photos of that, as we were to busy chatting!

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

morning, noon and night

Isn't it wonderful, to observe the change of light in the same spot? It always look different, even when it is not particularly interesting as, for example, our view this year here (I'm not complaining for it, i like it, but it isn't particularly interesting).



Saturday, 12 January 2013

Sydney was great

We have been back for a while, and quite busy.
Maybe this weekend I'll find a bit of time to process the photos.
It was great!


Wednesday, 9 January 2013

corner view - to look at, not touch

Oh, so many times you read these signs, do not touch! And sometimes they have a reason to be, to protect fragile things. Still, most of the times, not to touch is a limitation that has no really reason to be, as we should be all aware of when it is not appropriate to manipulate something in order to leave the possibility of enjoying it also to all other people around us!


On the other hand, as I'm being on a sort of summary path for 2012, I want to thank all you ladies, for the great time we have had together and shared, and for being there not only to be looked at, but really to be touched and for having touched me so many times with your beautiful words and thoughts.
2012 was rather tough, but also a great year, also thanks to you all and to corner view (and to corner to corner!).

May 2013 be calm and full of nice surprise to you all!

Corner view is a weekly appointment hosted by Francesca at Fuoriborgo, where lovely participants from all over the world gather together once a week to share incredible ideas and experiences.

Friday, 4 January 2013

a good start

Just to put in practice what I preached yesterday, we are on the move!

After working hard all today, tomorrow we are flying off to Sydney, visiting around and enjoying ourselves!

#21_flying machine

And I have started to note down everyday at least four nice things happened during the day..... And THREE new e-courses to enjoy.

Thursday, 3 January 2013

2012 review

Well, a little post, as many others around, to close with 2012. Many people, including me, like to make end-of the year reports, to put in perspective what they did and amke resolutions to prepare for a new start. It is not really all about the new year, which is just a convenient point in time, as it could be our birthday (another big day for projects and thinking), or whatever date. The important bit is to evaluate what we do, not in a competing way, but just as a nice pause to reflect. I find this very useful, and reassuring.

Some people even make lists of accomplishments, but to me the real point is to think back to what I did and plan to what to do in order to go where I would like to be next.

This year confirmed me that all this is possible only when life does not place itself in the middle, and forces you to adapt to situations, and reassess all your priorities and beliefs. And as hard this can be, it ended up being a beautiful journey! I did have to change plans and directions, but I feel stronger and more determined. I had to let go of beliefs I now wonder how could I have attached myself to for so long. And I'm preparing for the next difficutlies, that I see near the horizon, with much more humility but also with more wisdom (and wonder if I'm going to laugh at this post in retrospective in a few years).


But as a friend recently wrote, the important thing is to live in the moment, rather than waiting for a dream future (which, from experience, is never the answer) or hold on to a dreamy past.

Anyhow, to give farewell to 2012, is here, in random order, some of the accomplished of 2012:
- I was able to celebrate my brother's 50th birthday with him and his family;
- I spend good time with my parents;


- I went to exhibition and concerts;
- I spent good time with friends;


- I travelled to various destinations;
- I managed a very hard situation at work with not too much damage (talking of psychological effects here);


- I achieved good results at work and published several papers;
- I collaborated with fantastic people;


- I read more than two books a month;
- I knitted a lot;


- I tried to help others and causes I felt drawn to;


- I invested in my education;
- I finished another 365 project;
- I walked a lot;


- I taught with pleasure and good results;
- I celebrated life daily;


- I invested in my spiritual and physical well being


It would be possible to go on and on (and I could add also the scary, sad, frightening and disappointing parts), but you get the picture (even without the details), and the thing I note most is that even though the list is a sequence of I, it would be more correct to change those into we.

Thanks to all friends and family for this great year.

Now to move on to 2013, with DARE as a word to guide it, I'm curious to see what is ahead!

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

a year in knitting

While I'm wrapping up last year and planning and dreaming about the new one, I'll start a recapitulation of 2012. Considering that this was born as a knitting blog, let's start from there!

I'm quite pleased with my knitting accomplished, a grand total of 38 projects were completed in 2012, little matters that this productivity conceded with me waiting at hospitals for long days and weeks, at least it helped me relax and was useful. And no worries, I did enjoy a lot of time of peaceful knitting at home or with friends during 2012!

2012 knitting 01

This year I managed to complete the 12 shawls with the "12 shawls in 2012" group and with some friends from "kal from Italy", some of them were very appreciated by dear friends, and so they were of great benefit for them and me alike. Which proves that caring for the others is carting for yourself as well. Thanks to al my dear friend, and let's hope 2013 will be much less harsh than 2012, you have been so courageous and brave, you now really deserve some peace.

2012 knitting 02

I also managed to knit two baby blankets, some toys, for young and old, and some baby items for new babies that arrived this year.

Hats went well, with a grand total of 15, though it seems that my life list goal is still far away (Maybe I should try and get track of it).

But more than the "accomplishments" what really pleased me were the knitting friends and connections I made, in the virtual and real world alike. I lover oh so much the Kal from Italy group, I adored knitting at the Botanical Gardens in Melbourne, i loved dreaming of future projects all fibre related with so many people.

2013 will be another great year, I have plans, and dreams, and most of all I want to meet so many people (and maybe even take a course or two)!