It’s officially summer, May has just ended and we are now entering the warmest period of the year. Unfortunately, this year showed us how much our climate has changed and how the seasons shifted, from 4 seasons in Romania we started to have only 2, so Spring was rainy and cold, nothing like we expected, but at least it was better than winter. So here is what happened in the 5th month of the year.
La Bella Italia! The vacation that I have planned since last year when my best friend told me about the Como Lake and Cinque Terre, finally happened in May. The weather was definitely NOT on my favorite’s list, but Italy will always be a good idea. A full post on how we planned it, costs and itinerary will follow, but until then, I have to say that Manarola, one of the towns from Cinque Terre has become one of the best places I’ve ever visited.
Since I got to travel quite a lot by train, I had the time to start one of the book series ordered last month, After by Anna Tod. I have to say that I have mixed feelings about it, a part of me likes it, since it’s a teenage love story, written in an easy to read manner, but the adult part of me, knows that abusive relationships should not be advertised as “normal” and girls should stay away from the Hardin’s of the world, it’s not healthy to try to “fix” someone. Nevertheless, the series caught me, I read the first 3 books and I am planning on finishing the remaining 2, also as a spoiler, the books had plenty of sex scenes narrated with lots of details that can make even the kinkiest of us blush, so enjoy!
While we are in the books department, here are 2 other honorable mentions: Sofia Kinsella – Wedding Night, I literally laughed with tears as I read it. I am a huge fan of her books, funny, optimistic and charismatic, all in all, my kind of chick lit. So make sure to add it to your to-read list. The other one is a teenage love story-ish, Love and Gellato by Jenna Evans Welch, I got the book because of the reference to Italy, it wasn’t a bad book, not a great one either, so for me, it will go under the category read it while on the beach books.
In the shopping department, even if I said that I will be a good girl and only buy capsule items, I cheated a little bit and got myself one of the Vietnamese bags, I know those were a huge thing last year, and probably I am the last one to arrive at the party, but I love it nevertheless. To it, I added a pair of simple black sandals that I plan to wear when the “real” summer will arrive and the rain will stop.
I keep the best for the last of the favorites, one that I would have never thought I would get, especially since I live in an apartment and already have two cats…. a German shepherd. Yes, you read it right, now I am at 3 pets, 2 cats and a dog. Would love to tell you a nice story about how we got it, but it isn’t a happy or funny one. My grandpa found it starving in the middle of nowhere, someone got rid of it and felt it to die. At first I wanted to find a safe home, but it turned out that home will be ours, and therefore Fox is now part of my happy family.
How about you, how was the last month of spring on your end?
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