In Poland each year on December the 6th we celebrate Little Christmas when little gifts are given. It’s such a wonderful tradition which reminds us that Christmas is coming. Delicious cookies, beautiful presents, christmas lights.. what a pleasant, cozy morning…
Christmas is such a beautiful celebration. For me, December the 25th and 26th are days of loving and caring. Christmas time makes a great opportunity to arrange family meetings and to chill out with friends. Christmas is time of giving and sharing, it makes it so wonderful. As in my family, we love to give, also we receive a lot from our relatives. I thought it would be a good idea to say a big thank you to my fam and friends for the nice time we’ve spent together and for all the gifts I got this Christmas. I decided to take pictures of some presents my dear Santas gave me. I loved the gifts so so much, and I hope, you all loved yours. As I am the lover of lazy morningd and cozy nights Christmas time is the thing I love the most in winter.
Wake up with no alarm clock. Let the smell of coffee and fresh baked muffins get you out of bed.
Go on with your morning routine, but with no rush at all. Dress up comfortably, put on your home wear or just stay in your PJ. Moving to make up, stay natural. If you can’t stand a day with no cosmetics put on your face, make just a little touch of mascara or lipgloss. You have to feel comfortable!
Take your time and enjoy your morning cup of tea or coffee. Prepare breakfast for you, your family or friends who spend the lazy day with you. Have fun making your meals, try fancy recipes which you usually don’t have time to make in the workaday rhythm.
Take blankets and pillows and read a book, watch a movie or just listen to music while sitting on a coach or in bed.
Try meditation, it’s so relaxing and it has influence over your life. Find out which part of the day works best for you. Personally, I love mornings, morning meditation is literally the greatest thing which can happen to my day.
During the day you can take a nap or just daydream while lying in bed, lightening candles and burning a joss stick.
Write a poem, draw, paint, sing, bake, do things you love. Isn’t it often like you love doing something or you have a hobby, but you have totally no time to do it?
A lazy day is the answer. As I said before, take your time and do what you really like.
After a lazy day, just before going to bed, listen to your favourite music. It’ll calm you down and make it easier to fall asleep.
Malta, a mediterranean Island and a country itself. Culture seems to be a mix of Italian, Arabic and British influence. My first culture shock was the language. The Maltese can speak Maltese, Italian and English. While talking to each other they usually use all three dialects and they create a cocktail language. Malta is really exotic. Not like a village in tropical forest, exotic by the different, specific way, but still. Visiting this country is an amazing expirience. Totally unforgettable. My morning routine during the trip was one of the best things in my life. My mom and I woke up about 8 o’clock. We got ready in an hour. Next move was a walk to the beach. Although, beach was propably so much different from the one you imagine. It was a rocky beach. Huge stones, with which the island is made of, forming a surface, which was a great place to delight in the sea and apriciate the Sun. After that, we normally went to the nearby cafe bar “Bocci Klabb” where there was also a Bocci Game Club (as the name of the place says). Then, the Baker’s, local pastry store, Donut Factory for a little sweetness in the morning, Green Grocer’s and finally our apartment. There, all family had a relish of tasting local pastries, and fruit. While eating brunch, we were deciding what to do later, if we want to go sunbathing and swimming, have a walk and get some natural and delicious ice cream or to enjoy the day by doing other summer activities. In the evening, several times we went to the city (we lived in a small village). The city of Mdina, the previous capital or the current one – La Valletta. During our vacation we have visited some stunning places, like Mediterranean Aquarium, Dolphin Park, where I have literally been swimming with the dolphins (such an amazing expirience), some beauty spots with beautiful sea views, caves, which we crossed by boat, gorgeus cliffs and more. I absolutely loved our maltese travel, all the places we’ve seen and all the landscapes we’ve crossed. Malta has just stolen a tiny piece of my heart.
All of us, Coffee Lovers, would drink such a cold, sweet, coffee dessert with pleasure during these long hot days. To assume control of what’s hidden on the inside, I’ve decided to create my own frappe drink at home (I’m sure it’ll be a little healthier then the one ordered in a popular coffee shop).
- two or three esspresso shots (depends on how strong your frappe you’d like to be)
- whatever milk you’d like (I’m using a coconut one, it’s fantastic because it adds a bit of a beach flavour by the coconut aroma)
- ice cubes
- one scoop of good quality vanilla ice cream
- 1 tsp of vanilla extract
- cane sugar, if you’d like your frappuccino to be a little sweeter
- homemade whipped cream
- sprinkles, jamies, chocolate chips, desiccated coconut or any other thing to scatter the frappuccino over the whipped cream
Start from brewing espresso shots. If you would like to sweeten your coffee drink, it’s the best, to do it right now, when shots are still warm.
Fill your blender with ice and crumble unill it’s very fine. Add espresso shots and milk. Blend it all together. Add vanilla extract and mix again.
Now, pour the drink into your fancy frappe glass. Put a scoop of vanilla ice cream into the glass. Create a topping with whipped cream and decorate with your sprinkles and chocolate chips.
Put a straw into the glass and voila! Enjoy your delicious coffee drink!