mercoledì 21 novembre 2012

"Neath the curse of this lover's eye"

"Well, love was kind for a time
Now just aches and it makes me blind

This mirror holds my eyes too bright
I can't see the others in my life

Were we too young? Our heads too strong?
To bear the weight of these lover's eyes.
'Cause I feel numb, beneath your tongue
Beneath the curse of these lover's eyes.

But do not ask the price I paid,
I must live with my quiet rage,
Tame the ghosts in my head,
That run wild and wish me dead.
Should you shake my ash to the wind
Lord, forget all of my sins
Oh, let me die where I lie
Neath the curse of my lover's eyes.

'Cause there's no drink or drug I've tried
To rid the curse of these lover's eyes
And I feel numb, beneath your tongue
Your strength just makes me feel less strong

But do not ask the price I paid,
I must live with my quiet rage,
Tame the ghosts in my head,
That run wild and wish me dead.
Should you shake my ash to the wind
Lord, forget all of my sins
Or let me die where I lie
Neath the curse of my lover's eyes.

And I'll walk slow, I'll walk slow
Take my hand, help me on my way.
And I'll walk slow, I'll walk slow
Take my hand, I'll be on my way.

And I'll walk slow, I'll walk slow
Take my hand, help me on my way.
And I'll walk slow, I'll walk slow
Take my hand, I'll be on my way"

Yesterday night I was so inspired by this song, Lover's eye by Mumford & Sons.


sabato 17 novembre 2012

Remember today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday

Well, hello there guys,

I haven't been posting in a while, being so busy studying for my tests (day and night, damned school).
The picture in black and white represents a Rolleiflex Camera, one of my biggest dream!

It is so vintage and romantic, isn't it?

By the way, I've got a fantastic photo of Lubeck, Northern Germany, sent via MMS by my father just this morning:

...and some questions about how you have been and about your weekend~

Personally, I kind of have no idea of what to do (even though I'm longing for some Vodka and Japanese food).

Maybe some kind of Alcoholic Japanese Party?

Would you like to join me?
Or what other plans do you guys have for today and tomorrow?

lunedì 5 novembre 2012

All roads lead to Rome

Good morning,

How has your weekend been?
I enjoyed mine quite a lot and now my wardrobe's bursting, I bought so much new stuff!
I have been to Rome with my family to celebrate my Mum's birthday. More or less 6 hours by car from my place, tiring!
Such a nice long-weekend :)

Have you ever been to Rome?
And what have you done during the weekend?

Here there are some pictures of my trip (just a few of them, I'm too lazy to post all of them);

venerdì 2 novembre 2012

Questionnaire: How's your Fall?

Hi friends,

Here it is the first Questionnaire, "How's your Fall?", and Stina L. is the first girl who I had a tea with..

Goodmorning, how are you today?
Good morning, I’m fine, thanks. Just got done with my homework.

Well, let’s start.. First of all, do you like Tea?
Yes, and probably I like it slightly too much. My favourite flavour is Vanilla, and I always have it with lots of milk…and sugar!

…and coffee? (I know, weird questions for a questionnaire)
Yes, but maybe a bit less than I used to. Last summer I ‘accidentally’ drank way too much Turkish coffee… afterwards I felt so sick!

Have you already started feeling the urge to drink hot chocolate and to wear warm sweaters? How’s the weather at your place?
Oh my God, yes! I live it Italy too and the weather is too hot! It seems summer! It’s unbelievable that it’s actually November!
I’m tired of T-shirts and fans.. Need a break.
Luckily the rainy season has started;

What’s your favourite season? Why?
My favourite season is, obviously, autumn. It gives me that nostalgic feeling that I love. And, moreover, in October there is my birthday ~
And isn’t that reddish colour of the leaves beautiful?

Would you like this to be a warm or a chilly Fall?
Definitely a freezing cold Fall, with all those rainy days that makes you feel a bit dizzy, and that lovely smell of wet and grass… Ah, can’t wait.

Which is the autumn piece of clothing you like the most in your wardrobe? Can you attacha photo of it?
I don’t know, really.. I do have a shirt that I like more than others. It’s gray, a deep shade of gray, and it has such a cute pick owl on the front.
I always wear it when I feel a bit down and it gives me a rather cozy feeling.

Do you suffer from Meteoropathy? Does your mood change depending on the weather?
Yes, when it’s raining outside I’m usually calm, happy and relaxed; on the other hand, when it’s kind of warm I become awfully irritable, stressed and immediately tired.

Another weird question: Do you own a pet? If so, what kind of animal is it? What’s its name? And does it like to snuggle up during the cold fall days?
Yeah, she’s an old grumpy dog; her name is Pallina (that in Italian means ‘small ball’) and, oh God, she’s the laziest dog on the world! She’s a small and quite antisocial dog, and way too full of herself to come and snuggle up with me ahahah

What do you usually do during the weekend when it’s really cold outside? Do you stay at home or do you long to go out and breathe the freezy air?
Even when it’s not raining, I’m not really a ‘go-out’ type, I’d rather stay at home with my sister, laying on the sofa, drinking milky tea (and my sister always makes it smell like Cinnamon, damn her!). We’re definitely more the ‘movie-lover’ kind of family.

In your opinion, is there a perfect pair oh shoes for the autumn season? Which?
Yes, and I’m absolutely sure that they are my high heeled brogues from Timberland.
They have that soft and warm-like colour, and I always imagine myself wearing them on a rainy day, walking down the street alone, like in a film, ahahah!

The questionnaire is nearly over, can you tell me something about yourself?
Well, I’m Christina, from a cute town in the South of Italy, I live there with my family (including my lazy dog, of course). I like living there and I probably wouldn’t like living somewhere else.
However, my dream is to travel around the world and visit some of my favourite cities.
Maybe one day, I’ll eventually make it come true.. Who knows!

What will you do after having answered to all these questions?
Nothing, as I said before I’ve just finished my homework. I’ll probably catch up my sister in her room, annoy her some more and then enjoy the great view of her angry red face (just kidding, I’m not that mean!)

 And that's all from Stina and Me,

Have a good day!

mercoledì 31 ottobre 2012

This is Halloween!

Hi dear tea lovers,

Today's one of my favorite days: the Witch (I was going to write *bitch!) and monsters day!
How was your Halloween?
I haven't really done much.. I've carved a pumpkin, driven my Vespa under a thunderstorm after an afternoon tea with a friend (scary and annoying with all that water slapping my face around), ordered Chinese take-out and watched (again) Gossip Girl with my sis..
A nice Halloween.. And the house's smelling like Chinese food - my God, now I'm hungry again -!

Btw, has organized a project called "Spookbook" just for Halloween.
I'm posting some of my favorites looks here:

Hope you've enjoyed your day too!

Happy Halloween,

PS: This is the pumpkin my sis and me carved;

domenica 28 ottobre 2012

Cities, as dreams, are made of desires and fears

Good evening dears,

I know it's been a while, but I'm quite busy with exams and tests at the moment - dreadful -!
In fact, tonight I'll eventually study until late.. Oh my, can't stand it anymore!

Btw, this morning I was skimming Elle - magazine that I love - and found an article about my beloved Helsinki

I haven't been there even once yet (what a scandal!) but I've always wanted to. Moreover, the article kept on going on about Helsinki being the 'Capital of Design' and probably the next 'Most Liveable City', and made me want to book a flight even more!

Conclusion: I'm planning a trip to Helsinki (and maybe Saint Petersburg and the Baltic capitals) for next summer! 

Then, here there are some other cities I'm yearning to visit:

Saint Petersburg




(I know it doesn't match a lot with the upper ones but it's still a dream of mine)

What about you? Are you planning to go somewhere?
What's your dream city?


lunedì 22 ottobre 2012

Dreams are today's answers to tomorrow's questions

I'm sick of following my dreams. I'm just going to ask them where they're goin', and hook up with them later. 
- Mitch Hedberg 

Madames at Monsieurs,

Tonight I had a really weird dream; a dream about my ex boyfriend and me talking shit about each other, kissing roughly, and then badmouthing again.

I had no recollection at first but the image of me kissing him suddenly came up to my mind at breakfast time, and it felt really strange! I almost suffocated, ahahah!

I checked out on a web-site, the so called Dream Dictionary; and here it is:

"To dream that you are kissing your ex suggests that there are certain attributes about your ex that you enjoyed. This dream isn't indicating necessarily that you wish to visit the relationship again, but that you should think about what your ex's better qualities or attributes. These are the attributes you are finally coming to acknowledge within yourself".

And on another website I found that:

"To dream about your ex-boyfriend/girlfriend or ex-husband/wife, that you and your ex are fighting or  that you and your ex got back together again suggests that something or someone in your current life is bringing out similar feelings you felt during that relationship with your ex. The dream may be a way of alerting you to similar behavioral patterns in your current relationship. What you learn from that previous relationship may need to be applied to the present one so that you do no repeat the same mistakes. Alternatively, you may be reflecting on the positive experiences and good times that you shared with your past love. Dreams of getting back together with your ex or of your ex wanting to get back together with you may not necessarily be a reflection of reality. This dream may be triggered by some major change in your current relationship and how far you have come from those past relationships".

Weird, really weird;
have you ever had a dream like mine? Or even a stranger one?

Sweet dreams,

PS: Moreover, this is what my daily horoscope said:

"Monday, October 22: Today marks an important point in your current solar year, with the Sun entering the final month long wind down phase. With Saturn and Mercury already here and Mars already in your sign, this is a process that is already underway and new doors are already opening. The purpose of this month long wind down phase is to spend time going within, looking back and processing where you've been and in the process developing a sense of where you're going. Time spent daydreaming is more important than you might think".

domenica 21 ottobre 2012

Kant officially killed my neurons

Good afternoon,
here I am again, studying Philosophy while drinking way too much coffee.
I would be grateful if someone could explain that Immanuel something Kant to me!

Oh well, I could have gone to the Cinema with a friend of mine but I'm still stuck here.

"C'est la vie" someone said.

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday
and good luck for tomorrow!

sabato 20 ottobre 2012

"And who I am? That's a secret I'll never tell"

Good evening,
just finished watching some episodes of Gossip Girl with my sis, at least 5!
Omg, I think I'm gonna dream of it tonight..
In my opinion, that bunch of weirdos from the Upper East Side they all live a terrible life, but I can't help envying them for their amazing clothes!
Ah, wish I could go shopping (and not being stuck at home studying for my Philosophy test)..

By the way, what did you guys do tonight? Party, Cinema, Pub night?

We ate that much Chinese takeout that now I feel like bursting.. Wish we hadn't (it is just too good, it's impossible to resist)!

I'll post here my latest look from, check out my profile if you feel like doing so!

Good night and enjoy the rest of your day;

There's no better time

Hi there,
have you planned something special for today?
I'm gonna have a 'girly night' with my sister, watching Gossip Girl episodes (the first two season, aww, so nostalgic!) and eating Chinese takeout.
It's been a while since we had some free time to spend together so it's gonna be fun!

Plus, I'm gonna get my nails done too; isn't the color in the picture lovely?
I'm not sure whether I should choose that reddish color or a dark and warm-like petrol green~
It's been ages since I had them done last! Can't wait anymore~
I'm feeling rather energetic today, even though I have a horrible stomachache and my back's been hurting...

Am I by any chance getting older?

venerdì 19 ottobre 2012

The Philosophy of Coffee

today is a housey day. I'm studying for a philosophy test at the moment and since I cannot bring myself to like Kant, I just have to drown my frustration in a huge mug of coffee.
Drinking too much coffee's not very healthy though...
What are you guys doing today? Hopefully not philosophy..
Are you enjoying your first fall days? Or do you still wear your sleeveless shirts (like me)?
22° at my place today, a southern shiny and sunny day!
I just wonder, when will Autumn really begin here?

PS: I'm working on the first questions!

With love;

giovedì 18 ottobre 2012

Now, Tea with me..

Good evening there!
This is my first blog and I really haven't got much to say.
I just wanted to slowly introduce "Tea with Me" and tell you something about me (even though it's nowhere even close to exciting).
I had been thinking about creating a blog for a while when I had the idea of actually doing it.
I guess you could call this a double-writer blog, since I'll randomly ask some questions to random people by email, and then post here they're answers. Something like a column in a newspaper :)
I'd like to exchange addresses too and then publish quotes from the letters I would receive.
I'de be more than pleased to have new Pen-Friends who to write with!
By the way, I'm Sara, I live in South Italy... My nationality's quite an issue though.
I'm half Swedish and half Italian (and a little bit Finnish too). I was born in Stockholm and raised in Italy and my Swedish is, unfortunately, quite bad.. If any Swede wants to write me, please, teach me some more of my native language 'cause my dad's always repeating that it's a 'scandal'! ;)
Oh, and I'm kind of addicted to tea (and instant coffee), so, if you have anything to suggest: a strange taste of tea or a delicious cakes to have it with, feel free to comment!