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Study and work, work and study

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Sorry, my absence here now is gettin’ too heavy but I’m really crazy busy.
Studying and working is such a pain, but soon (sooner than you think!) I’ll be back telling you about my trip to London, home in Italy and about the last movies/books that I saw and read.
Thanks for keeping checking this blog 🙂

Reading Festival (Omg, it’s tomorrow! )

After 6 SIX ,oh  yes, SIX MONTHS of waiting tomorrow it’s the day:
Reading Festival here I come !
I’m a really the last-minute girl, ALL my stuff are still around the room waiting to be packed and I think I’ll spend half of the night doing it, because I have finally too much stuff. Honestly six bags are too much. Never camped before and I can’t actually think of why people would like to do it if they do not need to. Bah. People.
Anyway, tomorrow, before to leave, I’ll post the REALLY last last minute post about what finally I decided to bring with me.

I’m soooooo excited, hope I’ll survive!

OMG !
Can’t wait, can’t wait, CANNOT WAIT !

London calling or not?!

Hello there !
And finally tomorrow I’ll visit London!

More or less all my friends have been to London and everyone always says that it’s such an amazing city and blablabla.
If I have to say the true I’m a little bit worried: what if London is not how I imagined it? Am I gonna be disappointed?

A voice inside my brain keeps saying that I have to stop being so negative, London is L.O.N.D.O.N.
It’s simply impossible that I will not find it amazing.
But still, will it be up to  my expectations?
I’m kinda of a demanding girl..

Anyway, that’s a really busy time of my life, it’s happening so much in so little time that I don’t really know where to start!

Reading Festival to organize, my week-end back home in Italy, the new choice for the university, my language exam and AAAAAAH!

I finally need a break and a day in London is the best!
So, tomorrow I’ll relax, catch up with some old friends and just enjoy what I love most: travelling.

Guarda come dondolo !
A little bit of crazyness in the middle of the New Forest!

Reading Festival (How to survive) #2

Hya! 🙂

Like the  first post about the “Surviving rules” for Festival (Reading in this case),
here’s another MUST HAVE for anyone who’s going to camp during a music festival.

The Torch

Eco pony torch !

In this picture you can see my own torch, that I bought a few weeks ago.
Okay, doesn’t look like a professional torch but it does the work!

And anyway, it’s so cute 😉

Last but not least it’s ECO-FRIENDLY, it works without batteries (you can charge it pushing in and out the pink part that you see on the left side), so

  1. You don’t have to carry any batteries
  2. You don’t risk to stay in the darkness when batteries are over
  3. You don’t waste any source
  4. And you don’t have to spend money for chargers or batteries !

Pretty cool for a torch, isn’t it?

(and it’s a pink pony! Sooo cute 😉 )

Reading Festival (How to survive) #1

48 days 12 hours.
Still nearly two months to go, and I CAN’T WAIT!

Anyway,  watching from home the T in the Park gives me such a big emotion that I started planning (not really, I’m the last-minute girl, you know..)
a list of stuff that I need for the 4 nights/3 days camping at Reading.

Down here you can see my latest shopping result:

Here are my lovely new wellies !

I actually bought them today: “Glossywelly” from Joules.
I went in to the shop and asked for the strongest pair of rain boots they had, and that’s what they gave me!

Strong, comfy and colourful 😀

Reading – England – Rain – MUD

And what’s most disgusting than wet, muddy feet?

SIMPLY A MUST !

FlyBe (How is flying with)

Good evening people !
Here I am, like I said, telling you a true story about low cost company FlyBe.

FlyBe

I flew for the first time with this company the 6th of June, a really short flight (Dublin-Southampton). Like every respectful nearly 20 years girl I had plenty of luggages with me : my HUGE suit-case,  a duffel bag and my biggest handbag; of course ALL  full, close to burst.

Included in my ticket I had 20 kg for the suit-case and 10 kg for hand-luggage.
I actually had 22,4 kg (+2,4kg) in the suit-case and 16 kg (+6 kg) between the two handbags.

IN TOTAL: Nearly 9 kg (NINE, yes NINE kg! )

While queuing for check-in the baggage I prayed in all the languages I speak that they would let me take with me all my stuff.

It’s my turn: deep breathe and smile.
I put the suit-case on the balance  (nearly killing my foot, but it’s alright)
and the flight attendent doesn’t say anything about the weight in excess.
(One is gone !)

Then I ask with my best sweet and flirty voice “Sorry, am I allowed to bring also my duffel bag on the plane?”
He looks at me and says “It’s quite big and looks heavy, just put it on the balance”
(Oh no, nononono NO!)
“It’s 37 euro for a second checked-in baggage”
With a sad face I open my wallet, looking for the money, but suddendly he says
“Oh c’mon, it’s alright, you can bring it with you!”

I JUST LOVE HIM!

Anyway, my flight is supposed to leave Dublin at 16.40, after the security and blablabla I have the time to have a look in the shops (Chanel’s new perfum is DI-VI-NE !)

16.10 : Bording still closed.
16.20: Close.
16.40: Close.
16.45: “The flight number **** for Southampton is delayed.

Oh really? I didn’t get it!

Trying to fight the boredom I open facebook and take pictures of me with the webcam, showing my friend my outfit.

Stupid pics cause of boredom..

(Yes, I was REALLY bored!)

17.20 (When I was supposed to land in England) : Bording opens.

18.50 : Arriving in Southampton.

Long long LOOONG journey, but finally I’m arrived.

In conclusion, my experience was quite positive, but I’ll fly again with them just if they have a good deal, if I don’t have a planned journey, if I’ll have lots of luggage.

Too many “if“, isn’t it?

  • Price = Too high for a low cost company
  • Punctuality = What are you talking about?!
  • Luggages = Great, suit-case in perfect condition
  • Comfort = Really small plane, but it’s eco-friendly !
  • Reliability of the stuff = Good, helpful and kind

Final score : (From 10 -best to 1 -no way!) I would say 6 .