The sun was shining on my face when I opened the eyes, a marked contrast to the grey skies that had lasted for days. I was determined to go for a walk. Such a glorious winter day shouldn’t be wasted.
I urged the boys to put their winter coats and boots on. No video games, no animated films, no compromise.
There was a small cafe about 10 – 15 minutes walk from our house, located just beside the underground station. I did manage to get to the satiation in 4 – 5 minutes sometimes, running like crazy as I had to catch up with my literature seminars, or yoga classes? Yes yoga classes. Sounds a bit ironic I know. Running like crazy to attend a yoga class. But I did manage to look fairly calm when I entered the yoga hall, smiling while trying to breathe deeply. The mind shut down almost immediately when the body hit the yoga mat. I was in an illusion of paradise. They call it meditation. Sort of.
I know I’m on the sidetrack. Getting back to track now. We reached the cafe. The boys got blue raspberry slush and ice cream as promised though I considered hot chocolate a much better choice for the season. I sipped my hot black tea and had a chat with the barista there, a lovely Polish girl who had become a friend of mine.
We had a much longer conversation around this time last year as I was eager to work out the chance of becoming a co-owner of this small cosy cafe. I have always dreamt of running a seaside cafe on the Greek island. I would love it.
(Taken at Christmas 2017, Tenerife)
(Taken in July 2017, Crete)
I picked up a few children’s books from the shelf and read to my youngest son, who immediately got lost in the fairy tales and the special sound effect I created.
I like the idea of Little Free Library (outside the cafe) where you can pick up or donate a book. I picked up a book long ago but have never given one back. Too bad.
This is a rather random post and I hope you won’t get too confused. I actually had to pause several times during the writing process because of my terrible back pain. I had returned home from a chiropractic treatment in which my chiropractor showed me some tricks. Hope it works though, I was scared to death. I thought I would get cracked by the tremendous force from a heavily built man (my chiropractor) of about two meter tall. I’m heading off to bed now.