Library, my old friend

If you are one of those kids from the nineties, you probably have seen my favorite movie of all-times, Matilda, an adaptation of the book written by Roald Dahl. This is one of those things that have shaped my character and which has led me to love the same thing Matilda did: books.

If you don’t remember the movie, there is a particular scene in the beginning that shows Matilda going to the library all by herself and coming back home with a bunch of borrowed books in a little cart…

 

That, my friends, made such a huge impact in my life that I ended up finishing a master’s degree in theory and history of literature last year. However, the thing that I wanted to talk to you about is not actually the movie, but one thing that was essential to Matilda and her development: libraries.

Nowadays, I trully feel that people are forgetting about the joys of having a library or a subscription due to the constant development of our technologies. That is no problem at all, in reality it is also important to the libraries, which today count on the support of online platforms to help the search of new books and events nearby.

What bothers me is that people forget that libraries can be such a lovely place to go and relax… Folks, there’s nothing better than the smell of books surrounding you, at least for a book lover like me. Borrowing books is also a great deal to your pockets: it helps you to save money AND space in your shelves (atm I have no space whatsoever to shelter more books in my room, although I would love to acquire some more).

Going to the library also gives you the chance to discover some new titles to read while you browse through all of the shelves – actually, this is one of my favorite activities to do since college years… It was and continues to be a place that comforts my soul for its silence, smells and cosy armchairs.

Anyway, I guess this post is just a reminder for those of you who are reading this post to check out the nearest library in your town, if you are in need of some time off – it is a wonderful place, whatever the size of it or the amount of books in the records.

 

Lots of love,

Cassia

Bullet Journaling

Have you ever heard anything about Bullet Journal? Well, I used to and let’s say that my laziness spared me the joy of discovering my new hobby for quite a long while…

If you have no idea what I am talking about, Bullet Journal is a new way of organizing in one place your agenda, calendar, post-it notes, sketches and much more. Differently from what I expected, the format is very simple, clean and also effective, since you don’t have to waste your time trying to figure out where you have left your notes about that good recipe your cousin gave you last week… #regrets

If you are an old-time lover of diaries and have kept along the years many small notebooks filled with memories of the past, you are going to LOVE this. After I saw the definition and the concept of it, I realized that I was doing Bullet Journals throughout my life!

Even though by no means I am an expert on that, I would like to share with you some of the pages on my bujo and how I usually do write on it, besides giving some ideas on what to include in your new jornal.

The first thing I did was my key and my yearly log, so that I could see every birthday and astrological transits at once #necessary

Then, for every month I do a personalized log: sometimes I decorate my pages with drawings related to the seasons or the holidays. Either way , I usually include a space for my favorite songs in this period, tv shows, movies that I watched and the books that I read. This way, I can look back in the future and just reminisce on my hobbies and such.

My layouts for the week are usually the same and don’t change much every month. I quite like to do it this way, because I am a frantic writer, so I leave a lot of space for making notes and drawings – since it is something that relaxes me…

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I also leave a space for the recipes that I tried and worked, as well as gratitude letters (such a lovely thing to do – truly recommend).

That’s basically what I do on my bujo every month and I think that my productivity has increased a lot, and also my organization skills, since all of those piles of notebooks have suddenly disappeared.

If you guys liked this brief explanation/gallery, I encourage you to try it out! And, don’t forget to check out my future monthly updates on my own Bullet Journal.

If you would like to know more about my new hobby, check out my Pinterest pins in “Bullet Journal Goodness“, a place where I pin good ideas to insert in my journal, new templates of monthly logs, and so much more stuff!
Sending lots of love to you

Cassia

Where to eat in Rome – Gelato

All of my friends and family know that I am a HUGE ice cream fan and being in Italy has just made things a bit more difficult for me. I now have to do a lot of cardio workouts to burn all of those calories… because, you know, I simply need a gelato once in a while.

Today I am here to talk about this incredible ice cream shop near San Giovanni’s Basilica in Rome: La Giudecca

In this place you will savour the BEST pistachio gelato in your life – and believe me, my friends, I have tasted a lot of ice cream in this lifetime!

Besides offering a quite large variety of flavors, they also have vegan options, which are as delicious as the milk ones in my opinion. When the nice lady that was serving the clients told me that the lemon flavor was water based, I couldn’t believe it! It was very smooth and dense!

So you basically have to do three choices: size, type (cup or cone) and flavor.

You can eitherย choose a cup or a cone – this last one is my favorite, because they give you the option to fill it with dark or white chocolate… and it is divine!

In the end, La Giudecca is a very calm place, since it is not in the tourist area. So if you would like to enjoy yourself some quiet time, while having your ice cream, that’s the place!

I hope you guys enjoyed this little post (I sure did making it while having my gelato!). By the way, I chose the flavors almond pesto (pesto di mandorle), lemon (limone di sorrento) and pistachio (pistacchio di Sicilia).

Have an amazing weekend!

Lots of love

Cassia.

Welcome y’all!

This is a new blog where I would like to write only good things about my life, the things I trully love and some arts and crafts – I mean, who doesn’t love to get creative once in a while?

In a few words, June Peaches is a place where I would like to show gratitude for all of the small and sweet things in life, such as the incredible peach that I ate this morning! Gosh, that was good…

I trully hope that this blog makes you feel warm and cozy inside, spreading a radiant light of positivity to the world.

So grab a cup of coffee, or a tea (your choice), and make yourself at home.

 

Sending lots of love your way!

Cassia