Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Lovebirds in love

These are my great nieces' lovebirds, Cookie and Lena. They're going through an extremely loving phase at the moment... Hormones raging?


Monday, 28 September 2015

Supermoon eclipse

We forgot about last night's eclipse, but we found these photos on Facebook this morning. They were taken in France by a friend's father:






Sunday, 27 September 2015

Let's have cake just because we like it!

And it's a library cake... perfect for WTIOC! 1smartcanerican sent us this lovey treat. Thanks, 1sc.


Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Ah... to be a little child again!

This is a pre-school in Italy, designed by architect Mario Cucinella. A couple of schools were destroyed in an earthquake and were rebuilt as single one with the environment in mind. I think it looks fantastic and I would love to be three years old again, in Guastalla!






Saturday, 19 September 2015

Meeting halfway - a celebration

I'm posting this today because yesterday was Yenta's birthday and tomorrow it's Pallottine's.

Happy birthday, dear friends!

Yenta, as a big animal lover, gets the cute cakes:



Pallottine gets these, for obvious reasons:










Friday, 18 September 2015

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Tasty fashion

We had dresses made of flowers before, but these are far tastier!













Monday, 14 September 2015

Making bread the easy way

My niece LolĂ´ found this recipe in the NY Times and it works a treat! I made two loaves so far, a boring but nice gluten free for me and a better looking regular white one for Peter. It's very satisfying to make delicious bread at home!



Make sure you watch the video...

Sunday, 6 September 2015

Hmmmm... Say what?

A college student was taking a course in ornithology, the study of birds. The night before the biggest test of the semester, he spent all night studying. He had the textbook nearly memorized. He knew his class notes backward and forward. He was ready.


The morning of the test, he entered the auditorium and took a seat in the front row. On the table in the front was a row of ten stuffed birds. Each bird had a sack covering its body, and only the legs were showing. When class started, the professor announced that the students were to identify each bird by looking at its legs and give its common name, species, habitat, mating habits, etc.


The poor student looked at each of the birds' legs. They all looked the same to him. He started to get angry. He had stayed up all night studying for this test and now he had to identify birds by their LEGS? The more he thought about the situation, the angrier he got.

Finally he reached his boiling point. He stood up, marched up to the professor's desk, crumpled up his exam paper and threw it on the desk. "What a ridiculous test!" he told the professor. "How could anyone tell the difference between these birds by looking at their legs? This exam is the biggest rip-off I've ever seen!"

With that, he turned and stormed toward the exit. The professor was a bit shocked, and it took him a moment to regain his composure. Then, just as the student was about to walk out the door, the professor shouted out, "Wait a minute, young man, what's your name?"

The furious student turned around, pulled up his pant legs and hollered, "You tell me, professor! You tell me!"


Friday, 4 September 2015

Say cheese!

Amy sent us these very imaginative, very funny photos. Thanks, Amy!
















Oops! I didn't post yesterday and missed 1smartcanerican's birthday. Happy birthday, dear friend! I hope these lovely fruity cakes will make up for my memory lapse...