Back on Track (sort of)

my beautiful, somewhat golden wrapWe came back in early August and just like last year (and the year before), all I thought was: if only I could, I would have stayed there forever. I love the ocean, the city of Bordeaux, the light, the people, everything. Cold and rain (we had plenty of both) didn’t seem to matter – we were happy.

Just like last year, I was the first one up every day, if only to look at the water while knitting. The boy took off for a week for yet another basketball camp, the only German among 40 French teenagers and came back Most Valuable Player (proud mother). The man would read until late every night. “The Day of the Jackal” by Frederick Forsythe, telling me the story for breakfast – believe me, it’s like I read the book myself.

Just like last year (and the year before), we took every bus, every little train, everywhere. We would – again – visit the city of Bordeaux, hang out in the weirdest bookstores, and walk along the coast for days. We would attend the 14th of July festivities in the city of Arcachon, take a boat to Cap Ferret, rediscover two fleamarkets, buy French comics, and listen to French music.

Bordeaux HäkelmonsterJust like last year (and the year before) I would knit little leaves and the boy would leave them everywhere we went. Carefully choosing background and colors so that the leaves became chameleons.

HäkelmonsterOne thing was different though: we bought a small vine to grow it in our garden. A bit of Bordeaux to have and to hold ❤ as we may not go there again next year …

Fallen Cloud HäkelmonsterSince we’re back, I have neither blocked, nor woven in the ends or taken a decent picture at daylight of my beautiful, somewhat golden wrap. Maybe because everyday life has caught up with us again. We’re back in the hamster’s wheel, as the Germans say. Back on track.

I might take care of the wrap right now. If only to lift my spirits.

 

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4 thoughts on “Back on Track (sort of)

  1. Love the photos, it looks like you had an amazing time. I grew up by the sea, I miss it immensely and when I go back I never tire of looking at the water. I do love your new wrap- it will have those memories knitted into it.

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  2. I love your approach to holidays! The knitted leaves are beautifully whimsical. We’re off to Porto tomorrow and looking forward to bookshops, the ocean, good food and a bit of downtime.

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