May
13

Those birds

by Sofia   -   in Random

I hear the birds chirping in the trees and they make me so happy. School year is closing in on it´s end and the summer is waiting for us. I just love this time of the year. The long summer ahead. For the kids the freedom of being able to do nothing obligatory. For us parents it is also a great time as there will be no hobbies to take them to or school work to think of. It is just fantastic. Not that I´m not a fan of either it´s just that sometimes it feels like all we do is make plans around piano lessons or recitals, dance carpools or competitions and art school drop offs or tennis lessons. We obviously have to work partly during the summer holiday but it is a lot less to think about. 

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I have given this thing a lot of thought. I have very strong childhood memories related to different times of year. And they are all good memories that make me feel cozy and make all seasons very dear to me. So it made me wonder how people who have sad or bad memories from their childhood react to these season changes. It makes me sad to think the end of school year is a time of worry for a child. As it is a fact that some children do not get a warm meal over the holidays, there are no camps for them their parent would or could enrol them to, no one to care for them and nothing to do. Perhaps a drunken parent. It makes me feel so utterly sad. And so extremely grateful to have had the childhood I had growing up. I actually did not go to camps when I was younger ( later on I did dance camps which I loved). My both parents worked part of the summer. But not once did I feel alone or left without care. I had food and company. We had lot´s of friends to play with in our neighbourhood. We had vacations as a family too, in the archipelago and also every summer we did a holiday trip somewhere. Italy, Greece, England, France etc. We visited my grandmother for a week or two and as we ( my brother and I) loved her dearly it was always the best times. We had our own bikes at her place so we drove around in them and she always spoiled us rotten. I still miss her so much it makes me cry to think of her even though she passed away 13 years ago this May. And I am so glad my girls have grandmothers like her that dote on them and take care of them and are close to them. It is a blessing I am constantly grateful for as I know how precious it is from my own experience. 

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May
8

Not yet

by Sofia   -   in Random

My life seems to be like a constant learning experience of patience. I know, I know the ” price” will be worth it but boy am I getting anxious. The move in date has yet been postponed but at least our boxes and furniture are coming from the storage so I can get my hands on things and start unpacking at least some rooms. I just so wish it was already finished!

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On a positive note I am excited about the upcoming summer! Spring has me all giddy with it´s pretty light and ever expanding greenery. I can´t get enough of it. And to think that in just a few weeks more I will be in my new light and bright home welcoming the summer in it´s fullest. I just can not wait. I´m also getting a bit eager to get back to work after what feels like the longest sick leave in history. I´m sure that will happen soon enough too. My shoulder is recuperating very well and even though it still aches whilst moving it in certain positions and I have trouble lifting things above my shoulder height it has made a record recovery in it´s motion range. My physiotherapist said that if I did not have four holes on my shoulder ( or a cringe on my face in some positions) you could not tell it had been operated. I have worked hard on it and will continue to do so to get it back to as good as new. Definitely better than it used to be! Anyway the limbo is almost over I presume. 

I have a fun girls trip coming along soon too. We had such a great time in the South of Spain last May that we decided it should be a yearly tradition. It will be most welcomed after unpacking the house for a few weeks I´m sure. It is something I´m most eagerly awaiting! The rosé, the sun and most of all the laughter!

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May
6

Happy Monday!

by Sofia   -   in Blog collaboration  Shopping

I hope you had a lovely weekend. I must admit I was not at my best. My fuse was very short and I snapped at my family constantly. Luckily I am very good at apologising too and took myself out running in some fresh air to be less moody. I wish I was just always kind but every little thing seemed to irritate me. And I can´t blame it on the living from boxes and the struggle to keep things even half organised because a person can be nice and kind in any circumstance. But I can tell you that it is so lovely to actually get a home soon. Our things are coming to the apartment form the storage on Friday. Unfortunately because yet some delays the renovation is not finished by then so we can not move in yet. But at least I can start unpacking some rooms ( at least the girls´ bedrooms). So when we do move in then all the rooms are not filled with boxes. I had high hopes of spending Mother´s Day in the new house but it will be just as meaningful anywhere. Here are some things I might like for Mother´s Day if I did not already have them. I have wished for an Aerin Lilac path scented candle to have by my new bed. I have the perfume and it is so feminine and really makes you think of those early summer days when you walk by some lilacs and just inhale a long deep breath of that scent.

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These Gauhar earrings are so gorgeous. The mother of pearl and gold just glow! These kind of earrings give you that extra little something. I´m saving mine a little for a special occasion. But it´s hard not to wear them. 

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I love that hair accessories are back and better than ever. These clips hold even my long & thick hair. With little effort you can make it look like you actually put some in. 

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