I´ve gone on a little holiday:
Yesterday I packed my suitcase and got on the plane, with only one mission for the next few days: To have fun with my friends!
I´m staying over at Yvonne´s house – my caring and cheerful supergirl. We´ve known each other since our early teens and still talk several times a week. Day or night, she´s always there to chat, laugh, support and listen. But no matter how often we talk on the phone or interact on Snapchat and Instagram, sitting here in her couch, face-to-face, sharing a pot of coffee or a bottle of wine, is something entirely different. It´s one of the things I value the most in life.
Tonight six of our friends are coming over for dinner and drinks. I´m really looking forward to seeing them, and feel profoundly happy to be here. Yes – to see them. Be here!
I really treasure a city break like this. To me, it means new input and inspiration. Time to unwind and relax, and to mindfully give my friends my full attention. I believe that is the best thing we can give each other. The more I think it over, the more important I find it.
My iPhone, this blog, the Internet… and everything else really, can wait. A little digital detox has never hurt, has it?
Do you ever log off for a few days as well?
Why would you?
Soon to be back.
At the water´s edge:
observing the ups and downs
one wave at the time
come rain, sun, storm
what will be, will be
For a long time it had seemed to me that life was about to begin — real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way. Something to be got through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid. Then life would begin. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life.
– Fr. Alfred D’Souza
Soon to bloom:
Fresh chives are growing in our home garden. It´s like having antioxidants, plant fiber, minerals and vitamins on a beautiful display.
I like to search for new ways to use herbs in cooking. Some time ago I discovered the delicate and inspiring website Green Kitchen Stories:
Green Kitchen Stories is run by David and Luise, who are based in Stockholm. The website is packed with healthy vegetarian recipes and wonderful photos, like the one above. Don´t you just want to pick up one of those silver spoons, lay down in the flowerbed and enjoy? I can almost taste the salty flavors of that cold avocado soup garnished with delicious herbs…
But right here and now, I observe how the chives slowly start to open in our garden. I can only notice if I go really close. Some tiny white lines tell me that the buds are turning into pale purple star-shaped flowers.
A fascinating process.
Not be to missed.
Follow Green Kitchen Studios on Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram here and here, or download their app. I´m on Facebook here and Instagram here.
For more healthy food inspiration, see also:
Food for thought (Deliciously Ella)
One Juicy Friday (Carina Hulin Dahlmann)
Oh the little ones:
petite white flowers
can you see one in a million?