Thursday, May 30, 2013

Εmbroidered linen and Sunday's breakfast

Be satisfied with cleaning and tidying up crowded drawers 
and cupboards, it maybe happens…
but taking photos that’s a real, real fun! 
A new one! So, when I had to put the linen tablecloths  in order,
I thought that it would be interesting to get some photos of 
this stuff intriguing myself with its presentation.
It’s a challenge for me to experiment with my artistic nature 
in a sector still unknown for me…creating beautiful photos. 
Anyway, I’m trying and I 'm learning from you.
So, I’m showing you here a specimen of my linen embroideries
 but please I have to make it clear, this work is the hand work 
of my mother and not mine. She particularly loves linen and has 
made a great work when she was younger.
I remember how pleased she was when she offered 
her pieces to us but also to friends. Share is wonderful!

One of these linen napkins was used for our Sunday breakfast,
 which unfortunately was taken indoors 
because of the weather. We have had very windy days 
and were obligated to stay inside, 
no chance of the veranda. Don’t imagine that we decorate 
our daily table breakfast like this, we have just 
celebrated our 11 wedding anniversary!!!

Thank you for being here and
take the time to taste the little pleasures of daily life!

Georges Moustaki has passed away and 
I’m uploading a song  in his memory

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Roof terrace opening...


and the living is easy

      and the cotton is high……

     End of May…
I woke up in a summer mood, whispering this lovely song,
refreshed and ready to act.Things left behind all these days,
my roof garden… Friday night we had one of these terrible 
drizzles full of mud coming from Africa. Everything outside 
was dirty and bedraggled, my blue car was unrecognizable!
 Panic…but also very eager to update the outside area.
At this time of year, I’m always happy because finally summer 
is around the corner and long summer evenings and dinners 
on the veranda are all ahead. When the temperatures are high 
and the sea breeze strengthens, the only place we can escape to
and continue breathing is our terrace as it's on the second floor 
of our house.Of course, all activitiestake place only 
after 21 pm or very early in the morning.  

The problem which always appears in summer is called mosquitoes.
So, we read that herbs help to repel these bad flying insects and
we have planted thyme, rosemary, lavender and basil
all around the other plants. 



After three hours of work,
I deserve some home made iced lemonade !
It’s exquisite and offered by a lovely lady as the “Amaryllis Minerva”
If somedoby is interesting I can give you the recipe,
I suppose organic lemons are all that you need.

I think life needs simple things to be beautiful
 plants which were going bad this winter are flowering
fresh love made lemonade
      sweet thoughts for bloggers never seen...

I hope the sun’s warmth arrives everywhere…
Sending you sweet thoughts and the day's melody...

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