Before I left home I took some photos of the things I was packing along with me on this trip, and had planned to blog about it but never found the time. So while sitting here in the kitchen at La Serranía, twiddling my thumbs on this rainy day, I thought I may as well share them now. A few of them are from friends, who I am missing a lot today. Usually it is during those still and quiet moments that I really feel the absence of my loved ones. MISSINGYOUALLEVERYDAY!
My O-Check passport wallet, a special purchase for this trip. I was feeling pretty guilty about my carbon footprint after this buy. O-Check is a Korean design company, and the only place I could find this particular passport cover was at an online shop based in Australia (NoteMaker - they have lots of great stuff!). So this little guy traveled the world before I even left my hometown! Shame on me.
Plenty of stationary and postcards, some from my personal collection that I like to keep with me for admiring from time to time. I have yet to send any though... Still terrible at sending mail, regardless of my whereabouts! So sorry, my dear Kai! :(
Travel book of choice. I couldn't resist the beautiful cover design and I had yet to read any F. Scott Fitzgerald, if you can believe that! It's turned out to be perfect for the quiet, sunny mornings here at La Serranía, and has me very excited to spend some time in the South of France. I only wish I could teleport back to the early 1920s and meet some Rosemary and Dick type characters.
These last two are gifts from Ashley. The journal matches the book she gave me perfectly - transparent pages and all. I have been slowly and thoughtfully filling it up with souvenirs and little tid-bits from my travels so far (I plan to share these with you soon, too). The bag, which so conveniently curls up to occupy hardly any space in my duffel at all, has been handy for laundry and toting other such things about here.
It is now nearly 2pm, leaving five more hours to kill until I am needed to carry out my evening duties. What to do, what to do? Sitting here, breathing in the scent of the freesias on the table really isn't so bad. They smell a-m-a-z-i-n-g!