19 October 2014

Crazy weather and a freebie

It's a very crazy weather we are having right now  where I live. We are at the middle of October, normally temperatures should be around 15 C° and lower early morning and during the night.... But outside today there's a wonderful blue sky , 25 C° and we are all still wearing T-shirts and shorts instead of jumpers, trousers and jackets. Still this is everything but normal, middle of October we are normally given permission to switch on our central heating. It's warmer than September or July!
We really do not know how to dress up, I guess the onion style is the only way: multiple cloth's layers to put on or take off as needed, nevertheless getting a cold is very easy with such a crazy unpredictable weather.
DS will skip school tomorrow, he's got a bad cold and probably a para-influenza virus that caused him also vomit and diarrhea.
I hope he'll better on Tuesday because missing the 2 history lessons would cause him troubles with the History test planned next week! Crossing fingers!

The kit I show you today is called Sweet Spell, just on time for Halloween. Sweet Spell is a creation of Maria Designs:



on sale at:
 

my pages:



The freebie:


As usual all my creations are for free and for personal use only.
All I'm asking is a little bit of patience in reading this post's few lines to find the download link which is hidden in the post. 
Once you reach the linked word and you move your mouse over it, it gets highlighted or changes colour (it depends on how you browser setting regarding links are configured). Click it and you will be taken to 4shared.
You will be prompted for a password. The password is:  fortuna

PS: if you don't find the link (it's there I grant this) drop me a note or a comment but give me a way to contact you back... , I will be more than happy  to help you out as this is not a treasure hunt, it's just a way to let you read my post. 

Please leave a comment, a little love is always appreciated!

14 October 2014

Sweet Berries

Outside is raining, seems like being under a waterfall, more winter than autumn and temperatures are going slower down therefore I need to change what is contained in my wardrobes  from summer to winter clothes. 
I hate this packing and storing away in cardboard boxes twice a year even if it's a wonderful occasion to check out what to keep and what to throw or give away.

I guess Scrap'Angie too is missing summer days ... look at her new kit called Sweet Berries:





 

on sale in her stores:

           

              


My Page with this kit:


11 October 2014

Saturday, hooray! and a little freebie

This week finally ended! I'm so happy when I wake up on Saturday... no school... We can enjoy a slow relaxed breakfast, talk a bit before going to do our Saturday chores, for me laundry and ironing board (electricity costs are lower on Saturdays and Sundays) and DS doing his school-homework and after that playing around with whatever he likes. 
Tonight is also pizza evening! Handmade pizza! Made by me and my little (not so little actually) helper. It's gonna be a good day!
DH works each and every weekend that's the only con but better work on weekends that no work at all!

The kit I show you today is called Delicacies Country and it's a creation of Stephy Scrap:



in her boutiques:

 

     

My pages:



The freebie:


As usual all my creations are for free and for personal use only.
All I'm asking is a little bit of patience in reading this post's few lines to find the download link which is hidden in the post. 
Once you reach the linked word and you move your mouse over it, it gets highlighted or changes colour (it depends on how you browser setting regarding links are configured). Click it and you will be taken to 4shared.
You will be prompted for a password. The password is:  fortuna

PS: if you don't find the link (it's there I grant this) drop me a note or a comment but give me a way to contact you back... , I will be more than happy  to help you out as this is not a treasure hunt, it's just a way to let you read my post. 

Please leave a comment, a little love is always appreciated!

9 October 2014

Bouquet des Forêts and its freebie

Last post was a summary of my school years but for those not living in Italy our school system may be complicated specially when explained by me.... therefore I did some research and I found this explanation on fulbright.it.
Here's the extract from their site:

"Secondary School System in Italy
Italian high school, or scuola superiore, consists of five years of study which lead to the Esame di Stato (often called the maturità), a diploma issued by the Ministero della Pubblica Istruzione upon successful completion of national 
exams (June). Within the scuola superiore structure, the most challenging level of instruction and studies are offered at liceo, which specifically prepares students for university. Liceo studies are offered in a number of disciplines, such 
as liceo classico (classics literature, Latin & ancient Greek), liceo scientifico (math, science, technology), liceo linguistico (languages), or liceo artistico (fine & performing arts). The term “ginnasio” refers to the first 2 years of a 5-year liceo classico program. The “standard” track of scuola superiore leads to university or to professional training at the post-secondary level. Italy offers technical schools for agricultural, industrial, and commercial sectors (tourism, land surveying, etc). Vocational courses lead to specific trades (electrician, plumber, technician, etc). 
Vocational programs/schools do not necessarily foresee university study and may lead directly to work after secondary education. 
The general level of Italian high-school study, particularly at liceo, is relatively advanced, with regard to US education standards. Selected US universities recognize the advanced nature of the Italian liceo and scuola superiore through 
advanced placement or university credit for successful completion of the Esame di Stato. For further information on Italy’s educational system, see http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/education/eurydice/eurybase_en.php#italy "

Last week I played with a new kit by Maria Designs called Bouquet des Forêts, perfect for this time of the year.



To be found here:

 
   

My pages:



The freebie:



As usual all my creations are for free and for personal use only.
All I'm asking is a little bit of patience in reading this post's few lines to find the download link which is hidden in the post. 
Once you reach the linked word and you move your mouse over it, it gets highlighted or changes colour (it depends on how you browser setting regarding links are configured). Click it and you will be taken to 4shared.
You will be prompted for a password. The password is:  fortuna

PS: if you don't find the link (it's there I grant this) drop me a note or a comment but give me a way to contact you back... , I will be more than happy  to help you out as this is not a treasure hunt, it's just a way to let you read my post. 

Please leave a comment, a little love is always appreciated

7 October 2014

Tender moment of happiness and a freebie

Did I mention to you that I have a very complicated relationship with school?

In Italy we start school at three. It's called "scuola materna" kindergarten. My bad school memories started there, I remember it like if it only happened  yesterday:  how I hated to be left there alone , saying goodbye to my mom with tears rolling down on my cheeks and waving my little hand behind the window as she left walking down the walkway, I remember being obliged to eat everything I had in  my plate. I could not go out and play with other children if I did not eat everything. I remember watching the others play outside in the garden in the sun while I was sitting alone in a grey room and also the "older" children calling me names when I was finally given permission to stand up and go outside.
No good memories...
At 6 years we start the "scuola elementare", 5 years, from 1st  to the 5th grade. No good memories there too. I remember begging to play with the other girls who used me  to set up rivalry and backbiting telling me I had to do it to be part of their group. I was just a lonely child and I did not realized it was a bad behavior and I would have done almost anything to be accepted. When my mom found out she went to talk to the other mothers and so she found out the girls were using me and it was the hell. But I learned my lesson well! Better alone.
At 11 years we enter the " Scuola media inferiore" Junior High, three years and at 14 the "Scuola Media Superiore" for 5 years. In this case you can choose a Technical college, could be mechanics or others depends on the job you want to choose for the future or a High School: Arts High School, Science High School, the " Liceo Classico" a high school focused on humanities (less science and more antique languages like Greek and Latin), Language high school, Psycho-pedagogical High (to be for example a teacher).
I opted for a new experimental school, the science and language High school. They had just 25 places and they selected 25 kids by chance disregarding previous results or tests.
Guess what.... I was not included. But I am obstinate and I took Science High for the first grade and then moved to the experimental one on the second grade after having passed 4 exams for the missing subjects I didn't attend in the Science High. I worked hard, moved to the experimental Science and Language High and got my degree.
But I never had real friends at school or even a best friend, I was quite lonely and isolated. Just home and school.
I usually say I started to live fully when school was over, I had school nightmares for years. All this bla bla to explain my negative feelings towards school, feelings I fought each and everyday now that my son is going to school too. He attends now the 5th grade elementary school and even if he is smart as an only child he has a more "grown up attitude" and he finds his schoolmates to be a bit childish. During the last three and a half years he went thorough some bullying episodes (and I together with him), he was pushed twice down the stairs and even if we talked to the teachers and the headmaster we did not solve anything, things got even worse and we were forced to move him to a new school last March.
He seems to have some more friends there and I see he goes to school with a smiley face. Nevertheless I have bellyache each day at 4 pm when I pick him up from school, I fear to hear what happened. It's like a never-ending nightmare torturing me, something I try to hide not to influence him, something that eats me from the inside.....
Ok ok now you'll think I'm crazy but to protect my son I'll do everything and I guess you'll do the same.

Now on to the fun part: Scrap'Angie created a new kit called Tender Moment of Happiness, it has 99 elements and 18 papers:



On sale:

           

              

   

My pages:



The freebie:


The image is linked to 4shared, password: fortuna

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