Hooray!! I’d like to thank Ada, More Food Please for nominating me for the Sunshine Award! What can I say? Ada’s blog it’s just a great collection of recipes and great places to eat well!When I read a new post, I’m always distracted by the pictures, that make me drooling!



The rules are:
1. Include the Sunshine Award icon in your post and/or on your blog.
2. Link to the blogger who nominated you.
3. Answer 10 questions about yourself.
4. Nominate 10 other bloggers to receive the award.
5. Link to your nominees and let them know you nominated them.
6. Create 10 questions for your nominees to answer.

I will be answering as required the same questions choosen by Ada; the nominees, if they wish, can make the same as me:

1. What do you look forward to most when you first wake up? Sure a cup of coffee. If I don’t drink coffee I can’t really wake up.
2. Are you a ‘night’ or a ‘day’ person? I’m a “day” person: I’m more productive during daytime!
3. Why did you start blogging? I decided to start blogging to share the dishes I make, my trips all over the world, and speak about interior design and photography: i think i’ve combined all my passions here.
4. What would you like to see on my blog in the future? I’d love to see more and more good recipes to bookmark.
5. What was the last thing you Googled? “Eastpack backpack”…I’ll gift a purple one to my little sister.
6. Flowers or chocolates? Chocolates! (but i love flowers too)
7. What has been your favorite blog post to write? My favorite blog posts to write were the travel posts about Las Vegas and San Francisco, and also the posts about the typical recipes of my town.
8. When was the last time you did a handwritten letter, who was it to?I don’t remember! Sure it’s been a while…maybe to a friend.
9. What cheers you up on a dreary day? Being cuddled always cheers me up.
10. What can we expect to find from your blog in the future? Definitely more trip reports, more photos, more recipes..I’ll show you!

My nominations for the Sunshine Award are:

B as Blonde
Gocce di Zucchero
A Casa di Simi
Pane Libri e Nuvole

Thank you Ada for the award!


Hello! Hoping that you’re doing well! Me, I’m trying from three days to publish a brand new post, but still I didin’t finish anything yet! It’s frustrating. I make a draft of two articles, and still I didn’t publish them…
But today, reading MakeUpRainbow post, one of my blog-contacts, I take a peek at Bloglovin, and I finished insert also my blog, it seems funny!
And I discovered also many nice new design blogs, in the next days I’ll have something new to read! I started searching for some of you, and other blogs that I follow daily, but I can’t search you all, so if you’re on Bloglovin, if you wish please add me.Thank you! (I found so many cute Bloglovin buttons, I can’t choose only one!)

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Stay tuned for the next posts (very very soon, I hope!)



First of all I have to thank really much UnTavoloPerDue that has kindly (and unexpectedly) nominated me for this Blog Award: I’m really feeling honoured!


Award’s Rules:

1. You must link the person who has nominated you.
2. You must share 7 things other bloggers may not know about you.
3. Nominate up to 15 people, linking their blogs.
4. You must go to their blogs and notify your nominees.
5. Write 7 things people may not know about you.
6. Don’t miss to insert the logo of the Award in your post.

7 thinks about me

1.  Why you start blogging? Simple. I like to write. About lots of topics: interior design;cooking;photography;travels;decoration and crafts. I love to share with people the things that I undertake every day. It’s a sort of diary, too.

2. What’s the most important thing in your life? To love and be loved, I think. It makes me able to face everything.

3. Food you can’t live without? Pasta.Pizza.Chocolate.OMG .. I can’t choose..

4. The place of your heart? Ferrara. The city in which Davide and I become engaged.

5. How you see yourself in ten years? I can’t tell, I love my current lifestyle  and I hope to continue in this way, making things that I love and travelling a lot. Maybe I’ll be also a mum!? (poor kid…)

6. Three things that you never forget at home? The keys, my cell phone and the wallet.

7. A quote that could portray you? “You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment” (H.D.Thoreau)

Finally, here you’ll find, randomly, my nominees: it’s really hard to choose between my favourite blogs, cause I wanted to nominate all of you!
(i know that some of you has already made a post about this award on their own blogs, but please accept my double nomination as an appreciation for your blogs – I’m always in late with this kind of stuff!)



Sunshine Award – And Radiating Some Rays of Sun to Bloggers!

I was nominated once more by Shanna Curls and Carrots for the Sunshine Award! Thank you, Shanna – I’m really proud of the award, (although i still think that you’re too indulgent with me!) and “mazel tov” on your award. I started to read her blog by chance, and I noticed right away that we’ve a lot in common: passion for cooking, beautiful places, for travel, and, after speaking on our blogs, I can say now that we’ve also some remarkable values in common. Maybe I can say it’s kinda of a empathy i feel? Speaking of the blog instead, it’s really accurate, also in graphic: one day a healthy recipe, one day her beautiful family. When I read her blog, i’m both permeated by happiness and serenity. (and by hunger, sure!)  Shanna is also the first supporter and cheerleader for my own blog, and she gives me always good advices. Thank you, Shanna, for your continued inspiration, dedication and happy aura. Now, keep on blogging!


The rules are: 1. Include the Sunshine Award icon in your post. 2. Link to the blogger who nominated you. 3. Answer 10 questions about yourself. 4. Nominate 10 other bloggers to receive the award. 5. Link to your nominees and let them know you nominated them. 6. Create 10 questions for your nominees to answer.

1. Who would play you if your life was made into a movie? Too difficult!Maybe Elizabeth Bennet (Pride&Prejudice – yes, i’m reading it again in this period!)

2. Where in the world would you most like to travel? I enjoy USA. It would be amazing make a summer tour coast to coast!

3. What is the best thing about blogging? The connections I have made with fellow bloggers – and having a sort of personal diary for writing, photography, interior design and recipes.

4. What is your secret indulgence? Coffee and chocolate. In winter especially. They warm me up!

5. If someone handed you £1000 tomorrow what would you spend it on? Sure on a trip abroad, in a country i’ve still never been.

6. What do you never leave home without? My bag (with my wallet, a pen, my phone, and so’s an heavy bag usually)

7. What’s your favourite meal of the day? Dinner. When i can relax with Davide, and it starts our time to spend together.

8. What makes you laugh? The children. Also when i’m in touch with them for work, they always make me smile. (they know that i’m drawing their small bedrooms, they’re all excited!)

9. Who would be your ideal dinner party guests? My close friends: people who are fun, that make me laugh and appreciate great food. The friends with whom I can share a lot of beautiful memories though.

10. What was the last thing you Googled? A dictionary: Italiano-Inglese (sometimes I can’t remember the exact terms)

These are excellent questions, nominees! Please answer the same 10 questions I have responded to, if you’ll accept the award. You can find the nominations for the Sunshine Award below; feel free to take a peek at these blogs, i like them so much! Cristina

Curl and Carrots


WordPress Family Award, Liebster Award and Dragon’s Share Award


Wordpress Family Awarddragon's loyalty awardThank you so much to Shanna at Curls and Carrots for nominating me for the Liebster Award, Dragon’s Share Award and WordPress Family Award. I adore reading her blog! My nominees for all three awards, in no particular order, are below. Each of them have unique and excellent blogs. You won’t regret stopping by to a “visit”! They have wonderful recipes and stories to share. Thank you to each of you for encouraging and supporting The Blog Around the Corner – i’m really honoured!.

Curls and Carrots
Io non mangio Simmenthal
Cucina Psico(va)labile
This American Girl
Son nata Paperoga
Reporter per caso
Francesca C.
In viaggio con Francesca

Rules of WordPress Family Award:

1. Visit and thank the blogger who nominated you.
2. Acknowledge that blogger on your blog and a link back.
3. Nominate up to 10  bloggers for I’m a Part of the WordPress Family Award, provide a link to their blogs in your post and notify them on their blogs.
4. Copy and paste the award somewhere on your blog.

Dragon’s Loyalty Award:

1. You must link the person who has nominated you.
2. You must share 7 things other bloggers may not know about you.
3. Nominate up to 15 people.
4. You must go to their blogs and notify your nominees.
5.7 things you may not know about me: 

– when i was in high-school i attended a theater acting course, it was really a beautiful experience;
– some years later, i acted in a short film (different experience from theater, but really interesting)
– i love watching moovies, any kind of moovie, of course! (see points 1 and 2!)
– speaking of moovies, i’m scared about horror moovies .. (i know that they’re “grotesque”, but it’s useless)
– i love japanese mangas (also drawing them)
– i sing a lot all by myself! (while driving, under the shower, and so on …)
– i feel ashamed if someone hear me while i’m singing carefree, maybe also dancing when i make housekeeping (see previous point!)

Liebster Award:

1. You must link the person who has nominated you. 
2. You must share 11 random facts about yourself.
3. You must answer the 11 Liebster questions given to you by the nominee.
4. You  must come up with 11 questions for your nominees to answer.
5. You must go to their blogs and notify your nominees.
6. 11 facts about myself (even harder than the previous award!):

– i love animals (except snakes and spiders)
– since i was a child, i had many dogs as my companions, i’ve great memories of the moments spent with them.
– i wrote some years ago a tale of few pages that was chosen and published on a small book, together with other tales. I’ve still a copy of the book and i cherish it.
– one of my dreams is one day to write a book (see previous point!).
– another of my dreams is to keep on travelling all around the world and see as much as i can.
– when i was a child, i wanted to have blond hair and blue eyes (instead of brown hair and dark eyes): i was really disappointed to be the perfect contrary of a Barbie doll.
– always when i was a child, i was unable to imagine me as an adult, so i was really worried.
– coffee and chocolate (not cigarettes) are my best companions (not to say “my drugs”) every day.
– i hate injustices and bad manners in people.
– i have a little sister who has 17 years less than me. (i could be her mother)
– i must confess that i’m no good at swim (sigh!)

And now .. the interview!

1.) What is your favorite book? Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
2) What do you look forward to doing most each day? Uhm .. many simple things! Going to work and create something interesting, eating lunch with my Darling, blogging of course, reading, and so on ..
3) Who in your life inspires you to write? Probably nobody .. I’m the first one to inspire myself .. and my Darling always supports me in my own choices.
4) If money were no issue, where would you travel next? Japan
5) If you could only eat at one person’s supper table until the end of your days, who would you choose and why? i really don’t know!Maybe my granny’s table.
6) What musical artist or composer can bring a tear to your eye? This is hard: every beautiful love song bring me a tear to my eye!
7) What is your favorite season – and why? Spring! Cause of the beauty of the awakening nature.
8.) Who is always there for you, unconditionally? My darling, Davide. And then, my parents. (on the blog Shanna too is also here to support me!)
9) What movie do you adore so much that you would watch in twice? Oh my! There are so many moovies that i’ve already watched twice! Maybe “Memories of a Geisha” by Rob Marshall.
10) What mentor or teacher has shaped you the most – and why? I think my history and philosophy prof. in high school, cause he teached me to be curious and open-minded about many topics.
11.) If you had to view the world through one shade of glasses, what color would it be? Red.

For my nominees: cause i’ve really no time today to invent new questions, please to consider the questions above and to answer on your blogs, if you are ok to join the contest! Thank you Shanna and all the Others that read me every day and inspire me to make good and creative blogging! See ya!Cristina