Things I see, places I visit, people I meet, food I eat...
This is my blog, this is my sea and sardinia...

sabato 19 dicembre 2009

Best wishes.

To my dear friends, to the followers of this blog,
with all my heart I wish you the best holidays.
I will be leaving and since I will not stay in sardinia I will not be able to write .
I will be back in January with more posts!
Enjoy your families!

giovedì 17 dicembre 2009


Yesterday during a walk a saw a fig tree....

domenica 13 dicembre 2009

a friend from last summer.

A beautiful friend came to visit us last summer ..
it stopped for a while then flew away...

martedì 8 dicembre 2009

Autunno in cantina.

Last sunday I went with friends to a nice place close to home.
It is a place where they have a vineyard and produce their own wine..that is a "cantina" in italian.
There was a special event: a concert by a "quintetto" from Cagliari (2 violins, 1 viola, 1 violoncello and 1 contrabbasso) that was really emotional and free food and wine!
We did enjoy ourselves!!!

domenica 6 dicembre 2009

Sardinia is a touristic place.

Many people come to visit..

sometimes they leave a message in the sand....
Have you ever done it? What did you write?

giovedì 3 dicembre 2009

Hand made straw baskets. the market..

lunedì 30 novembre 2009

Mamoiada and mamuthones.

Mamoiada is a small town in the centre of Sardinia,

I decided to go and visit it with friends

on a particular cold and rainy sunday.

The place is famous for the Mamuthones,

..and yes , if you are lucky enough to be there when they have

their show Do NOT MISS IT!!

It is a very fascinating mask with its own fascinating history,

(click the link if you would like to discover more about it.)

murales (wall paint) and puppets

ready for the show.


martedì 25 agosto 2009


Sunset view from our back garden.

lunedì 20 luglio 2009

Green on the sand with flowers

Few posts ago I promised flowers on these plants,
they grow on the sand on the beach.
They do not have any smell for me but
insects love them early in the morning.

martedì 14 luglio 2009

jonathan livingston aga gaetano.

The seagull in the pictures is a friend.
We find him every summer at the beach,
he comes to say hello and flies away,
or he waits for some bread
then flies away.
we named him Gaetano
from the main character of
children's book we loved very much.

lunedì 6 luglio 2009

jonathan livingston

giovedì 25 giugno 2009


I went to Olbia few days ago to see an exposition
of Marillina Fortuna, a woman from northern italy that re-uses
plastic , wood and other elements
that she finds on the beaches during winter
to create works of art.
I took the kids with me,
they were fascinated by the many fish.

lunedì 15 giugno 2009


This is a very common animal here..

It is everywhere if you live in the country, like I do,

they live free and relax by the sun....

they only have one enemy in your house:

your cat!

I took a couple of pictures by the beach.

The other 2 photos are by a friend of mine,

when she arrives to her summer house in sardinia,

she always finds a family of lizards waiting for her.

She only needs to leave some water on the floor
and they come to drink!

venerdì 12 giugno 2009

what a view!!

Yesterday I had a day off
and I decided to go to the beach.
I arrived early,
went for short walk.
had the sun in front of me,
reflecting on the water,
this is what I saw ,
lucky people!
I wish I woke up on that boat!!
pretending to have the sun and the sea just for me...
....well, you never know!!

mercoledì 10 giugno 2009

green on the sand.

This is what grows on the sand by the beach today.
It stings!
Don't know its name though..

soon there will be flowers,
I will show them then!

lunedì 8 giugno 2009

Biscuits at a friend's wedding

A dear friend got married yesterday.
I had to post this picture because of her beautiful dress!!!

My tribute to these biscuits made by herself, her mum and some friends!

Trust me they tasted as good as they look! Even better!

venerdì 5 giugno 2009

World Environment Day


mercoledì 3 giugno 2009

It happens!

Not a lot to say on the subject!
It happens,
it's normal,
you could be rich, you could be poor...
you could be beautiful, you could be ugly...

(cow's shit on the main road. )

sabato 30 maggio 2009


advice for the week end:
be the child you are inside!
just for 1 day if you whish. butterflies,
fly a kite,
run barefoot,
shout,dance and laugh!
...forget bad news and bad thoughts!
be positive today for a positive tomorrow!!

venerdì 29 maggio 2009

wild orchid.

This is a wild orchid that grows everywhere in spring.
I have taken these pictures on the beach!
It is a beautiful flower, isn't it?

martedì 26 maggio 2009

A visit.

Every summer we have turtles coming to visit us...
I simply think there is a path that runs in our garden.
I remember the same turtles arriving every year when I was a child ,
and I used to stand on the shell of the big ones and they would walk slowly with me on top....
In the photos is one of the first arrived in these days, it is a young one.
In Sardinia these animals are protected now.
Many people come and just decide to take them home...
How can this be? it just a matter of brain... If you are stupid you simply like the animals and think that it would be nice to take them home with you... so as I said they decided to protect them and if you are caught with a turtle you 'll have (and deserve!) a heavy fine!

venerdì 22 maggio 2009

by the shore

few days ago by the shore.....

mercoledì 20 maggio 2009

Foreste Aperte. (4 of 4)


View of Perda 'e Liana.

On our way back from the event we found this "nuraghe" and we stop to see it closer.
NURAGHE is built of stones, you find many in sardinia, it is the tipical house of ancient sardinian people.
This is the one called Ardasai, in the Seui archeological park. From it you can see circles of fallen stones in the fields in front . It is ruins of an ancient village and graves called " Tombe dei Giganti" ( last 2 photos)

View of the lake Flumendosa.

venerdì 15 maggio 2009

Foreste Aperte. (3 of 4)

Plants and flowers.

mercoledì 13 maggio 2009

Foreste Aperte. (2 of 4)


During our visit we had some nice encounters...

Wild boars coming near to eat any food people would give them..

A gipeto (this is a stuffed one) .
There are few in Europe and they are trying to reintroduce the species in Sardinia too.

By the main road when we were driving...


a young calf drinking fresh water by a fountain,

Goats, my favourite.
They were so nice: I stopped the car and asked them to turn to the camera and smile!

martedì 12 maggio 2009

Foreste Aperte (1 of 4)

Last sunday , together with some friends, I went to a beautiful event called Foreste Aperte, which means Open Forests. It was the first time for me, we visited The Foresta di Montarbu, near Seui, in the middle of Sardinia at about 2 hours drive from where I live.
First of all I was very surprised how well it was organized, the place is beautiful , lots of paths to walk, a river, lots of animals, lots of people, and good food too...we were even given a plate with the name of the event to bring home! The kids had entertainment, special walks, some tree climbing with experts, orientering games,a treasure hunt, and environment education lessons with free plants as gifts at the end.
It has been a different day ..we usually lay lazy on the beach!
So do not miss the next posts with more photos....

venerdì 24 aprile 2009

Rocks on the sea.

One of the most evocative view when you arrive in Sardinia are the rocks.
Everywhere you go in our small (?!) island you will find breathless monuments created by the wind and the rain.
Here some pictures I have taken in Capo Testa, Santa Teresa di Gallura.

..and the funny face..

domenica 19 aprile 2009

Do you want to play?

I have just found this browsing on the web and thought, why not?

Here's how it works....

The first five (5) people to respond to this post will get something made by me.

This offer does have some restrictions and limitations so please read carefully:

1. I make no guarantees that you will like what I make. What you get is what you get.

2. What I create will be just for you, with love.

3. It’ll be done this year (2009).

4. I will not give you any clue what it’s going to be. It will be something made in the real world and not something cyber. It may be weird or beautiful. Or it may be monstrous and annoying. Heck, I might bake something for you and mail it to you. Who knows? Not you, that’s for sure!

5. I reserve the right to do something strange.

6. In return, all you need to do is post this text on your blog and make 5 things for the first 5 to respond to your blog post.

7. Send your mailing address - after I contact you.

IMPORTANT: This offer is null and void if I do not see you post your own blog to pay this forward.

This text was used from: got it from got it from: who got it from
etc. etc.

well..who wants to play?
Who dares.............

giovedì 16 aprile 2009

white flowers with surprise!

Beautiful flowers...
But if you try to pick them up you realize they have not the typical scent of flowers...
in fact it is wild garlic ,very common in Sardinia and in the west mediterranean area.

You can recognize the bulb..try to smell that too!!

It blooms between January and May.

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