Friday, 6 May 2016

Away in May

Earlier this week, I have revisited the place I showed you here for the first time since my last visit in March. 1 1/2 months later, a lot has happened out there on the fields, in the woods and in people's gardens:





I attended a birthday party on Tuesday night, and on Wednesday, we went for a walk in the sun after we'd dealth with the party aftermath and put the house in order again.

On a bench on the hill, protected by trees behind us and a slope on both sides, we did not feel the wind at all, and it was really warm there, we could have fooled ourselves in believing it was nearly summer.

Tomorrow, we'll be away for a week - all (well, maybe not really all) will be revealed when I come back :-) 

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  1. It does look warm and inviting and I can imagine the sun on my face and feeling relaxed. Sigh. I hope that your time away is enjoyable and lives up to your expectations and hopes.

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    1. I hope so, too, Graham. Thank you!

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  2. Have fun! Can't wait to hear all about it!

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    1. You will, Jennifer :-)
      Thank you!

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  3. So beautiful! Spring is so satisfying! Have a wonderful time away. Now I am very curious, waiting for your revelations!

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    1. Thank you, Kristi! I'll give you a clue: I'll cross water but will still be - geographically, at least - in Europe.
      My grasp of English will serve me well, but it is not the only official language of the place.

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  4. I know you will have a wonderful time, and I have meant to tell you for ages that I am in awe that you speak two languages so well. Most of us can speak only one, and not all that well! ;<))

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    1. Thank you, Nan! We are indeed having a winderful time.
      As for languages, I try not to let my fluency of Italian suffer from disuse the same as I allowed to happen to my French.

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  5. You are not going to be a super model are you? All your fashion posts will pay off! Hope it is all good news.

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    1. Oh dear, no! Apart from being far too old and not tall enough for that, I seriously would not want that kind of life.

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  6. Wait, are you getting married? Good time for weddings!

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    1. No, no, Kay, a wedding is definitely not on the cards!

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    2. That's just what I wondered, Kay!

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  7. I am intrigued by this week away and can't help wondering what will be revealed. I have a feeling it will be something good.
    You said "My grasp of English will serve me well, but it is not the only official language of the place."
    So I am thinking Ireland...or maybe Gibraltar... or Malta?

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    1. None of the three, but you are right, it could be one of them with the clue I have given.
      Here is another one: The place has its own currency but a very similar currency is accepted everywhere, too.

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    2. You are teasing us and now my brain hurts! It's not Switzerland?

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    3. No, not Switzerland. I would not necessarily need to cross water to get there, and the clues about English and the currency do not apply to that country, either. One more clue: Fortifications feature prominently along the border.

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    4. Erm... then my first clue about still being in Europe in spite of having crossed water would have been false, and giving false clues is not my style ;-)

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  8. Have fun! And I am glad you got some warmth in the sun. Actually I got a bit more than warmth, I got quite burned visiting a friend who was having an outdoor lunch under a big umbrella. As the sun moved round we all moved our chairs further round the table to keep away from sitting directly in it, and eventually there really wasn't enough room for our chairs and so I ended up getting burned.
    I hope your trip away is great! want to hear what it is about...

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    1. Thank you, Jenny! Actually it has been warmer in Ludwigsburg than where I am right now, but we are having a very good time nonetheless.

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  9. It's beautiful feeling of growing life. The view evokes kindness and calmness.

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    1. It was indeed a kind and calm day when I took those pictures.

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  10. Hope you are enjoying your mini break! Sending you good vibes!

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    1. Thank you, Cindy! Still enjoying it, although we will be on our way back tomorrow... It was a very nice week away.

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