Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Autumn is Around the Corner

Nothing, and I mean NOTHING, screams autumn as much as the plums now selling in the stores. And I don't mean plums grown in some exotic place. No, I mean locally grown plums. SIGH

Monday, August 19, 2019

Next Destination: the Cyclades (Greece)

I finally have made up my mind on where to go on my next trip: the Cyclades!

Ever since my last trip, two years ago, I kept remembering how wonderful my (short) two days on Milos have been. And how I swore to myself that I'd be back.

Well, now is the time :-)

The big question was which island to pick.
I re-read my guidebook, did an Internet search and finally made a list of a couple of islands which sounded interesting.
My next step was to check the ferries schedule. It would determine which island made sense and which not (I don't want to spend half of my time on the ferry ... even though I love boat rides!).
In the end, I decided on three islands: Paros, Sifnos and Naxos.

Can't wait!

Friday, August 16, 2019


There is something about summer...

First, I can't wait it to be here (and most years I have to wait around quite a long time).

Then, when it finally is here ... I soak it up, fully, unapologetically.

But eventually, and it always takes me by surprise even though I should be used to it, there comes this moment where I can feel a foreboding of autumn.

This year, the autumn-is-around-the-corner moment happened yesterday.
I came home from yoga practice at around 8.45 pm and I had to switch on the ktichen light to reheat my dinner.
I did it automatically, at first, without any thoughts. But then it hit me.
The days where the sun set at 10 pm seem already so far away.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Early Riser?

The sky said good morning like this today :-)

Tuesday, August 13, 2019


Defrosting my fridge makes for a … mmh, let's say … varied? strange? interesting? … dinner menu.


Monday, August 12, 2019


Ülya Özdemir
I found these prints on Pinterest (where else? haha). I just love them! I had never heard of this artist but she is good. Really good.