31 May 2013

How deep we have fallen! plus freebie

Tonight I am blogging again about the difficult situation Italy is in. Surely nobody abroad knows how horrible the situation is, and according to the web, it is worse in Greece. We should  not let other think for us or believe in what the national networks tell us, please do collect informations also from other sources, travel if you can, talk to the people but most of all judge for yourself!
It's time to react ... 
For those who can read Italian I will paste here a piece of news , for the others I summarize the article for you: a 34 years old man , unemployed, with a 4 years old son had no money to buy something to eat and in full despair he entered an alimentary shop and stole 1 litre milk, some cheese and a bottle of olive oil for a total amount of 11 Euro. Well he was caught, taken to the court and sentenced immediately to 6 month jail.  
We recently had a politician who stole millions, sentenced guilty, who still walks free.

Where's justice? Where's Humanity and compassion?

I am really sad... 

here's the article:

"Cari amici,
Filippo è un 34enne e padre di un bambino di 4 anni, l’azienda per cui lavorava ha dovuto tagliare il personale, ed alcuni dipendenti si sono trovati senza soldi e lavoro, tra cui anche Filippo.
Da quando ha perso il lavoro, Filippo non sa più come cavarsela, dopo mesi e mesi in cerca di un lavoro ed un figlio di quattro anni da crescere, Filippo non ha avuto alternativa. Niente di eclatante, due settimane fa era stato sorpreso a rubare del pane ed una bottiglia di latte, processato per direttissima, gli erano stati inflitti cinque mesi con la condizionale.
Il 19 Maggio alle ore 9:44 Filippo entra all’interno di un supermercato in provincia di Roma, continua a girare per le corsie, davanti a lui trova una fetta di arrosto € 3,50 centesimi, un pezzo di formaggio € 2.95 centesimi  ed una bottiglia d’olio € 4.80 centesimi, per un totale di € 11.95.
Filippo porta con se una borsetta rossa, si guarda intorno e decide di far scivolare prima il formaggio e successivamente l’0lio e l’arrosto, ma sopra di lui una telecamere di sorveglianza riprende quanto accaduto, nel frattempo il personale di sorveglianza decide di chiamare la Polizia.
Filippo viene portato al commissariato di zona, dove confessa quanto successo: “Ho rubato perché a casa mi aspetta un figlio di 4 anni da sfamare, non sono un ladro ma sono disoccupato e senza soldi, non abbiamo nemmeno un pezzo di pane da mettere sotto ai denti, oggi mi trovo qui a rubare un pezzo di formaggio per mangiare“.
Filippo viene processato e condannato a 6 mesi di carcere, da scontare a Regina Coeli."

taken from: http://www.signoraggio.it/ruba-per-sfamare-il-figlio-confermata-la-condanna-sei-mesi-di-carcere-a-regina-coeli/

The freebie for tonight:


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:  diluvio

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.

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29 May 2013

Country of many talents, new kit and freebie

Today I would love to talk a bit about my country, Italy. As Italians we are not so patriotic as Americans but in a more soft way we are still proud of our country with all its merits and faults. We are undergoing a difficult economical trend , national newscasts talk about recession and people start to feel how the situation is getting worse day after day. Lots of debts, factories and shops closing down,a lot of unemployed... some can not pay the bank loan for their houses, some others wait a better time to buy children's braces... everything is getting more expensive and our political situation is a real mess. But we still are a country of courageous men and women, hard workers, fighting with tooth and nail for what we still believe in: family, honesty and again hard work. My heart shatters each time I hear that another small businessman has committed suicide because he is compelled to close his business and let his workers on the dole, devastated because he just can choose whether to pay them or the unpaid invoices and taxes.
There are lots of prejudices about Italy and Italians the whole world always remember Italy for pizza or Mafia and similar. We haven't invented only pizza! Our nation was the cradle of the Roman Empire, the home of a lot of artists like Vivaldi and Verdi and great scientists like Marconi or Galileo Galilei.
Ludovico Einuadi is a proof that my country is not dead and it still has got great ideas and great men and women.
Stop remembering us for pizza, we are more than this!



Talking about scrap booking Scrap'Angie and Kastagnette are releasing today a new collab kit called Dreamy Island perfect for scrapping summer photos if only summer starts.

  

my pages made with the kit:



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:  diluvio
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!




22 May 2013

Life update and freebie

I have no good updates on our life situation.... we send out more than 150 curriculum vitae , answered at more than 60 job announces with no luck. As I mentioned before the weather does not help, the summer season starts normally around the middle of March and in May is already in full bloom, but not this year; some hotels are still closed and the ones already open work 50 per cent, there are no tourists coming down from Germany or England as years before, maybe because of the difficult economic trends, maybe due to the bad weather we are having. Italians do not have money to travel or to spend anyway... Soit comme il soit Dh is still at home, our financial situation is shaky and it rains every single day. Prayers and positive energy encouragement sent our way is well accepted if you have a little spare time....

Here's a picture of how the lake look like, the civil protection already placed sand bags against possible flooding...


The new kit for today is : Sweet as Purple By Scrap'Angie:


Available here:

 

My page made with the kit:


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:  diluvio
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!

21 May 2013

14 May 2013

Road trip and a freebie


We finally had sun shining today and as our dear son had school until 4 p.m. we took our motorbike out of the garage and went out for a ride. We enjoyed it very much...



Self portrait holding the camera: funny faces!


OK, on to the scrap booking topic, today there's a new kit in town, Black and White Mood designed by Scrap'Angie:



on sale in these shops:

 

my pages with the kit:



Freebie for this post:


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: diluvio

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 May 2013

Lemony Hues goes on sale and a freebie

Just a quick post tonight to inform that the kit Lemony Hues , that I described in a previous post and was a mini kit freebie, will be put on regular sale tomorrow. 
More informations on the kit are here.

You can find it here:

 

The freebie for tonight is created using the second page I created with this kit:



As usual all my creations are for free and for personal use only.

You will be prompted for a password. The password is:  diluvio

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

7 May 2013

Meeting Dalai Lama and a freebie

We had a wonderful opportunity last month, we had the chance to meet one of the most wonderful living spirit of our times, his holiness the Dalai Lama. He visited my district and we saw him in person and listened to his word at the local indoor sports arena. We picked up A. at school right before midday and than drove north to the city. It's one of those occasions not to miss, well worth skipping a few school lessons to meet such a great soul. We had a wonderful experience, impossible to describe, overwhelming! A lady behind me flustered she did not feel the same emotion meeting the pope and we perfectly agreed with her.

On to the new kit of Scrap'Angie, it's made up of 100 embellishments and 16 papers all in bright colours, the name is : Floral Symphonie




on sale in these shops:

 

the pages I made:



The freebie for today:


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:  diluvio

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!