Spring Goals! 🌸🌸

How beautiful is Spring? I love this season: it renews my daily routine and it’s full of lovely sunny days and the temperature is perfect. I love taking photos of budding flowers: they’re so cute and..instagrammable!

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For this season that accompanies the last school days I’ve got some goals I’d like to reach and share with you guys.

Number 1: More workouts. Since the temperature is good because it’s neither hot nor cold in the afternoon, it would be great to go out in the open air and spend some time working out. During winter I just went to the gym very little, so it’s the right moment to improve my lifestyle and make an effort to stay active!

Number 2: New outfits. Spring time means bright colours, so I need to change my outfits a little bit and create new ones! Maybe something more flowery! haha

Number 3: More going out in the open air. School test are over so I have more time to hang out with my friends and enjoy nature. I absolutely need a break!

Number 4: Eat more healthily and drink more water. Last winter I ended up eating too many sweets and neglecting my body a little bit. I need to catch up with my balanced diet to help my skin get better and drinking a lot of water is always the best solution.

Number 5: Read more. It’s time to go back to carefree reading to let my mind stray. At the moment I’m loving Zoella’s latest novel..I got it quite a long time ago, but I haven’t finished it yet!!

Number 6: Visit new cities, places, exhibitions. This is the hardest point because of little time, but I hope I’ll be able to see new things and go sightseeing.

I hope you enjoyed reading this blogpost about Spring! Have you got any goals you would like to reach for this season?? let me know in the comments!

Gio xx

 

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AMSTERDAM-Travel diary

Hello everybody! I came back from Amsterdam where I stayed with my classmates for 4 days. We also visited L’Aja and Delft on our second day there. It was always sunny, but very windy and chilly! As soon as we arrived, we noticed tons of bicycles parked next to the numerous bridges and lots of people cycling at the speed of light. The first thing we did was buying a travel card so that we could take a bus or a tram to reach the centre of the city then we went sightseeing. On the first day we visited the Van Gogh museum which was nice and well-organised. My favourite picture was Almond Blossom, in fact I bought the mobile case with the same flowery pattern on. It’s so cute! After the museum we looked for a restaurant to have lunch and since we had little time and were undecided, we just went to an Argentine restaurant and had some meat with chips. They were good and we had fun while trying to speak Spanish, thing for which we failed because we couldn’t remember much from our old lessons at middle school..haha. In the afternoon we met our guide who told us about the city and brought us to see the station, some lovely canals and the Flower Market. We took lots of photos at Dam square also while enjoying the city by night. In the evenings we had dinner at a typical pub near the Red Light district. The main courses were always soups, especially with mushrooms, then they served us some fish or meat with chips or some vegetables. We weren’t used to that kind of food at all, but I found it acceptable, actually I like tasting local dishes. At the end of the day we were so tired, but happy with our visit and, weird fact, every night after dinner, we burst out laughing! We always thought that it was because   of the mushrooms haha Then we fought against the wind and got to the bus stop late at night to come back to our hotel, the Meininger. Our room n. 529 at the 5th floor was nice and cosy and looked out over a little square. From the windows we could see a huge tower called “Crystal tower” which was cute to see early in the morning, illuminated by the sun. We got up at 7 am and there was four of us, so we had to be quick while preparing. I always managed to do my make-up properly in a short time: I surprised myself! For breakfast there were no croissants, thing that made me sad, but luckily there were some toasts, so from the second day onwards I started eating them smeared with Nutella ( at first I didn’t manage to find it ). I loved breakfast moments even though the room was a bit crowded due to several students visiting Amsterdam.

Here are a few pics I took of the city..follow my next blogposts for more!!

GIO xx

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Our Flight’s Been Cancelled!!

As I said in my last blogpost, I was about to leave for Amsterdam, but this morning me and my classmates were told that our flight had been cancelled 😱 We were freaking out cause we were sick with worried so I thought to write something here to kill time since we had to wait so long for another flight. So here are some things you can do if your flight’s been cancelled:

💕Don’t panic! Deep breaths and lovely thoughts. You need to be optimistic at least once in your life, so think that you’re having (a new one, for me) an experience so that you’ll be prepared in the future. In short, think positive.

💕Listen to music! This helps a lot unwind and distract you from bad thoughts. And if you get bored due to stressful waits, music will be the perfect solution.

💕Rant by chatting to your friends. Don’t let the discomfort wear you out, so complain about everything with your best friend. If she/he isn’t with you, call her/him and bring her/him into your awkward world.

💕Go window shopping. You’re in an airport and there are lots of things to do and see haha Go around and let your mind relax.

What a beautiful start of Spring!! XP

A Stressful Week

Hi everyone! I’m sitting in my bedroom to write this blogpost, and it’s a bit late. I survived a stressful week, as a matter of fact I’m looking forward to going on my school trip to unwind. I’m going to Amsterdam with my classmates and I’m very excited, but kind of worried because I haven’t packed anything yet. I can’t wait for taking pictures, going sightseeing, having strolls, tasting new food..in short I want to travel. I just want to set off and unplug from my daily routine, even if it’s going to be only for 5 days. As I said it has been a stressful week. Firstly last Monday I was tested orally in science (it was about the nervous system) and history (I studied Napoleon), the next day I had another test about philosophy and on Thursday I had an Art test. It was hard to be prepared for all the tests properly and I feared to loose concentration, but luckily I managed to get good marks. Yesterday I took the FCE exam (I was tested on my speaking) which is the First Certificate in English, while this morning I completed the tasks for the other parts of the tests which included reading and use of English, writing (an essay and an article) and listening. The exam lasted about five hours and I felt very tired. I found the grammar part pretty easy, but the listening one was much harder than I expected. I really hope I did my very best. What has worked for me when I felt discouraged was breathing, repeating that “everything will be fine” and looking around because inspiration can be found in the simplest things that surround us.

Stay tuned because new blogposts about my trip are about to arrive!! Of course along with lots of nice photos!!

xx Gio