That’s that then. I have been clinging on to the last days of summer like a koala to a leafless eucalyptus tree, but today’s rain has washed away my last meagre hopes for some sunny days. It’s been a long summer, and a good one too. So good and so eventful in fact, that I urgently need a vacation. (Only half-kidding.)
Summer was off to a good start with some gorgeous days spent with friends in leafy garden squares and an offer on our house, followed by a frantic two-day search for a rental to come back to ‘in case we’ll exchange’.
Then there was the long drive down to Saint Tropez (potty included), followed by weeks and weeks of breakfast at Place des Lices, sandy beaches and about 2,000 litre of ice cream.
Whilst on vacation, we exchanged on our house, which meant we had to move out four days after we’d be back from holiday. Which we did. After a lot of packing (boxes) and a lot of unpacking (suitcases) we swiftly made our way down to Chelsea, unpacked again (boxes), packed a little more (suitcases) and off we went to Greece.
The bride was gorgeous, the groom very handsome and the party lasted into the early hours. There were more days spent lounging around, more swimming and even more ice cream.
Finally, we arrived back home late last Sunday night and have so far managed to check out the local playground, all the nice shops on Kings Road and the A&E at the hospital down the road (a nasty tick on little L’s head, don’t ask…).
All I have to do now is to get out of the fromage blanc*, find a new nursery for little L and pick up that manuscript. It’s painful to admit, but it still needs more than a few hours hard work. I just have to do it.
Last but not least, I have been nominated to win an award at the Gurgle Blog Awards 2011, category best fashion blog. If you have a minute to spare, voting is open until tomorrow… Thanks!
*Aus dem Quark kommen is a German expression for get going.