Saturday, 16 August 2014
Me and the person I'm in love with, let's call this person "L", travelled to Corfu for a week.
We stayed in a lovely small beach hotel by the shore with a beautiful view from the balcony. Fell asleep to the sound of waves and woke up to a mild breeze, it was like a dream. Though we didn't spend much of our time in the hotel, we still both appreciated the fabulous location.
We are both active and enjoy being active when traveling too, so our trip had lots of activities including hiking a 10km route up the hills where we found a wonderful small village Chlomos, with a spectacular view - it was 100% worth all the sweat and the heavy climbs!
One day we rented bikes and cykled for a day along the beautiful shores. Behind every bend and turn was another even more spectacular view. My bum got sore from the hard saddle, so here comes a cheap advise on how to make your cykling gear whilst on the go, stuff your trousers with oven gloves, hih! Long climbes uphill and long nice glidings downhill. Our thighs were aching of the hard work when we returned sweaty and exhausted and happy to the hotel. I still completed my running miles during our trip, I had the best support from L.
Whilst enjoying beachlife, I often found myself floating on a mattress or piling stones or reading...
We visited Corfu town, walked about for a whole day enjoying the different pace and narrow streets and the many tavernas.
For a food lover, I was not dissapointed in any of the many vegetarian dishes I tasted whilst in Corfu!
I never blog or log on FB or check e-mails or check my phone when traveling on holiday. I leave the name and number of the hotel where I am staying with my closest people, they know how to reach me if needed. It is very important for me to also step away from all that. A world (cyber) that seems to have taken a grip on many of my acquaintances. Please do not think that I sit here and feel a better person than the rest of the world, each person does what is best for them. But I have become very aware of how so many people spend so much time online and how so many feel they have to blog and be on fb and reply to every single sms immediately and everywhere.
During this summer, both L and I have noticed many many, especially couples, sitting together, both (or the other) far more concentrated in their phones or tablets than their companions. It leaves me feeling sad, maybe they no longer have anything in common and nothing to talk about. What makes me personally feel very sad, is when I see mothers fingering their phones and not taking any notice of the kids wishing to be seen or heard.
We seem to have an unspoken rule, L and I, when we are together, our phones are on silent. And for real, we have never decided on this.
When L and I became acquainted (and later friends and even later, lovers) we used to go cykling or took long walks together. I even got L interested in running. Now L has invested in new running gear. I drool every time I see the new shoes. They are red.
Work has begun and it is nice to be back. Renovation of the house takes small but firm steps forward. I did things during the week I would never ever had imagined myself doing. I love it. I've received so many kind and supportive words regarding the project. First of all the fact that I am female, taking on a huge house-project. By myself. So many women have said they envy my courage and that I am living their dream. I say thank you, but do not feel envy. I do not think this is anything courageous. Obviously it is huge. But nothing anyone else couldn't handle as well. I did not dig the waterpipes or the drains into the ground, nor did I do any of the electricity work, hih! I had professionals. That's their job;) I only had to tell them what I needed and wished for. And slowly does it. A home is slowly slowly taking shape. And soon I have a fully working kitchen. I cannot wait! I love food and love to cook and bake, so you probably know how excited I am.
A warm thank you for all the many many messages I have received regarding my previous post.