Wednesday, February 5, 2014

when it rains

as a kid, i had this book, called che cosa fare quando piove, by richard scarry. the original title, in english, is best rainy day book ever. you've probably already heard of it, or at least i hope so, cause it's such a great childrens book. if you have not, it is a collection of ideas on what to do on rainy days.

i cannot emulate mister scarry, but here it has been raining for days, so i had some time to make my personal list about that. i hope you like it, and want to share some of what you like to do when it rains {stay in bed all day: not accepted!}.


indoor picnic

i am still a kid, i know. i should go back to richard scarry. but it's so fun! you know i love picnics, and i have to wait months (months!) before i get an outdoor one.



go outside for a walk

i'm aware this is not the "when the sun is shining" post, keep reading. 
the only problem we have, while walking in the rain, is that we don't want to get wet {because we're going to do things like work}. but, if we expect that, and we're okay with it because we are keeping in mind the hot shower we'll take back home, it will be lovely.
bring an umbrella, some colorful rain boots, make sure you're warm enough. enjoy the drops on the trees, the sound(s) and the reflections, jump on a puddle. if you're lucky, you can catch the best moment: when the rain stops and the sun comes out. isn't that light amazing?

it's raining outside, so we're camping inside

do you know that photo by tim walker? since i saw it for the first time, i have been fascinated. coziness plus camping! i had to try it, and that was the perfect opportunity.

try something new

it could be a recipe you've never tried yet. or the start of a new tradition. 
marco and i made some canederli for dinner, a typical trentino dish, made of old bread, flour, eggs and salami. 
plus, the idea of starting a bookclub with some girl friends is growing!  


ice skating date

a field trip to the closest (indoor) ice rink. this is the one point of the list i have not done yet. 

visit a museum/exhibition

we chose an amazing illustration exhibition, called Illustri, held in Vicenza. it featured eleven talented italian illustrators: shout, emiliano ponzi, olimpia zagnoli, bomboland, ale giorgini, mauro gatti, riccardo guasco, francesco poroli, umberto mischi, jacopo rosati, rubens cantuni. we loved it and a piece of it, a fine print by riccardo guasco, is now at home with us, a reminder of that heavy rain day. 

18 comments:

  1. This is an awesome list, I'm sure even Richard Scarry would be inspired by it!
    And I'd love to try out some canederli - they must be delicious!
    One of my favourite things to do when it's raining is sipping tea sitting by the window of my favorite cafe, possibly chatting away with a good friend.

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  2. oh, how i love rainy days! here's been raining a lot as well and i'm so happy :)
    two days ago i put on my (red) boots and (yellow) raincoat, grabbed an umbrella and went for a walk. it brings me so much joy to walk in the rain! i love indoor picnics, too. and cooking. rainy days are always perfect for cooking. museums, books and movies, too ♥

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    1. i remember your bright yellow raincoat from your pictures, it's adorable.
      i knew you'd like it ♥

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  3. I `d prefer an exhibition, though good reading would be also great

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    1. isn't good reading always great? ;)
      thank you maxime, and welcome!

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  4. The part of the camp inside tickled me! reminds me of childhood days when we want at all costs a tent in the room and lots of lights but our parents do not let us :-) awesome thing.

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    1. you're so nice, thank you.
      it was the same for me with my parents, so i gave it a try, finally! ;)

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  5. everything seems good to me on this list :D
    even in the worst days i have to go outside and walk a little and it is not rare to caught that moment when rain stops :)

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  6. I am tempted to try everything on your list and I'm sure I'll have plenty of opportunities come rainy season. This would make such a good idea for one of my weekend lists, too, thank you for the inspiration, silvia! :) :)

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    1. thank you, katie! i'm a fan of your weekend lists ;)

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  7. I love your tent!! I love that it's inside too! The list is amazing, btw (I'm glad you got your letter ;))

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    1. thank you nit ♥ how are things going down under? no need to do inside picnics like in rainy europe, i suppose

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  8. ok mine is stay in be... scrap that, i'll try something of your list instead next time it rains, which is basically everyday of the year here in dublin :) x

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    1. yes, please do, and let me know!
      (i've never been to dublin, i'd love to! not for the rain, i have enough here)

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  9. camping inside, what a great idea for those rainy days! i think i'm gonna steal your idea, if you don't mind!

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    1. are you kidding? of course i don't mind :)
      thank you, etta!

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