Tomorrow morning I will leave for the Carolinas together with one of my closest friends. We will stay a few days in Charleston visiting with another forever friend. Then all three of us will go to Mount Airy, NC before … Continue reading
We went to France again this summer. Same apartment, same old: Bordeaux, the ocean, the sky, the quiet, the wine, and my knitting. And again we loved it. Moving to France is still high up on my wish list. If … Continue reading
Aquitaine was lovely. The fact that we did not have internet access (absolutely!) added to the fun. I read three books within a week, went to bed early, and spent hours staring at all shades of blue (water) and blue … Continue reading
We went to Poland for a week and only got back tonight. I am way too tired to write a blog post but fortunately, my pictures speak for themselves. Look at those seagulls – can you tell they’re slightly irritated? No wonder with J performing upfront 🙂
Most of the time it was windy and grey, at times even rainy but – suprisingly enough – no one would care. We would still spend most of our time at the seaside. Maybe I should add that we love going to this place in either spring or fall. Always the same house, almost like coming home. So we knew what to expect.
As every year, I have extended my collection of stones, beautiful palm stones, so pleasant to the touch. M spent hours walking up and down the beach, thinking about life in general and in particular. And J? Well, J would run and jump. And jump and run. Until his rubber boots were full to the brim with sand and water. Fortunately, we had a wood stove in the cottage …
And as every year, we would buy honey along the street: acacia, erica, buckweed, and canola. One glass of each.
Whenever they could, whenever the weather would allow for it, J and his friend (we had taken the friend and his mother along) would fly the kite together and M would detangle the strands at night (no one is as patient as he is. No one. Period).
And in between I would knit wrist warmers, basically using one ball of Opal sock yarn, its colors ranging from pale blue to olive green and hence imitating the colors of the sea – combined with little bits of green, dark blue, and off white. Only when knitting the fourth pair, the ball would finally come to an end. Whoever dropped that ball at the YarnCamp’s “yarn swap” – THANK YOU! I love those colors!
And I love fall! At least when we’re at the seaside. Coming home was sort of sad with most of the leaves being gone. Only last week they were bright and red, covering our house and reflecting the sun. None of that is left and apparently it has been pouring rain those last days. I really need to go to bed now – hoping to see some sun tomorrow!