Sunday, January 3, 2016

Happy 2016!!!!

Hello my dear readers from around the world!
I hope you  had a lovely holiday time with your family and friends   and  I wish you all a happy 2016 !!!
 We had a good time during the holidays and the chance to leave the city for just very few days to visit a place in the country  which we like very much. From there, we drove to the mountain and enjoyed the beauty of the forest and the magnificent views. We were very lucky that the weather was sunny and not cold at all.

 I love the lovely hotels you can visit in the area  and have a coffee by the fireplace with the beautiful decoration and cosy atmosphere.

 I love mountain resorts , with wooden ceilings and floors , vintage items and furniture that smell of burnt wood and well cooked food! If you can’t afford staying there, you can just have a cup of tea or coffee in their beautiful bars /lounges and enjoy the beauty and comfort of the place.

Some snow gives it all a magic touch. It is so good to be safe and warm inside and watch the soft snow falling outside ‘painting’ the deep forest snowy white…

This year Christmas wasn’t white here, but New Year’s Eve brought some snowflakes along! It didn’t last long , but it was a welcome New Year‘s gift!

On Christmas day, we were invited to a relative’s house and I baked a chocolate cake which I decorated with a biscuit house and little chocolates : a snowman, trees, a Santa and lots of icing sugar, for snow.
 We also made  a little village with biscuit houses , covered in frosting , inhabited by  small wooden people and decorated with cinnamon sticks and plastic trees. We had great fun but also  needed lots of patience to assemble the houses ,which didn’t want to let their walls and roofs stick together!!
I have to go now wishing you again the very best for this New Year and may our dreams and good plans come true. ‘If you can dream it , you can make it!’
Love to all,

Tina xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


  1. Oh it looks like a very nice place to go .... I wish you too a very happy new year !!!

    1. Thank you my dear. Have a lovely new week.
      Tina x

  2. Very nice pictures! Have a nice year.

    1. Happy new year to you Ariana, and my best wishes for everything!
      Tina x