September 10, 2012

What Is White?

I had a perfect packing session for the vacation. Everything according to THE list. Just enough clothes that I was happy and my suitcase was happy. 2 dresses, maxi and mini, plus one for the beach. 2 shorts, for everyday and again for the beach. 2 skirts, see previous. A few blouses, T-shirts and shirts. Something for every occasion and yet not too much stuff.

But I had no idea how the wardrobe spirits would play with me...

Just before we got off the bus in Pefkochori, Greece, I saw a lady on the street with the most beautiful white shirt dress over her bikini. And I said to my boy, if I had that shirt I would not take it off for the next ten summers. He smiled innocently, not even suspecting how true this could be. And that same night my eyes were drawn to its whiteness. And for just 7 euro I had it, and now I'm ready for the next 10 summers.

So, you have the opportunity to see what I was wearing for the half of my summer vacation (until there was a written plea to, please, take it off). It's not really of dress length, unless worn over a bikini, but it's great with shorts. The fact is, if there weren't persons physically stronger than me in the room, I would also be sleeping in it And its perfectly wrinkled state is one more proof of the obsession (we had no iron).


September 8, 2012


The result of the 10 days in Greece: out of 4 books in the luggage, 3 read, and I'm still reading the last one.

The first was Bonjour Tristesse by Francoise Sagan, finished in first two days. The second, On The Road by Jack Kerouac. I had a big photocopy because I couldn't find the real book anywhere, it looked funny. So, it had to stay in the room and I read it at night in bed, while having coffee, before and after naps, on the balcony, but no beach time. And the third was The Great Gatsby, only on the beach**. The forth, I'm still reading, it's Becoming a Writer by Dorothea Brande.

I don't know what is TV anymore and I don't care, for now.

And don't worry, there was cats there and a big wardrobe (suitcase), too

* After seeing the movie this summer, I wanted to read the book, too. Finding it, however, turned out to be a mission impossible. But two days before the trip the best bf in the world came two hours late from work with the book in his hands...

** This book gets a post and you'll see why...