These pictures have nothing to really do with todays post. Its more 'Typing out loud', I'm afraid. Today's post is more thinking.
These pictures are of Spetse, in Greece. Cars are banned from the town. I kind of like that.
Water taxis bobbing about on the waterfront.
The above picture is of the road back to Athens.
I love a few places on the planet, Canada took my heart many years ago. Even before Posh Boy, my childhood friend moved to England from Canada. The love affair started there. Its so clean, people are so friendly. Its so easy to travel around. Whats not to love?
New Zealand. Land of the Hobbit. Again another very clean place, easy to travel about and the people were super friendly.
France. Oh, France, I fell in love with France on a school exchange in the suburbs of Paris. The food, the clothes, the people. I thought my penpals mother was the most chic person I had met in all my 12 years! lol It was an assault on the sense for 2 weeks France, indulged me, gave me some independence and with that came the idea that it could be somewhere I would like to live at some point. It hasnt happened yet, but never say never right. We nearly moved there when we were 24. We even found the house, on the outskirts of Aubetterre sur Drone. It had a round turret and was surrounded by sunflowers. There was some complication with the family who were selling it. The siblings could not agree, it was not meant to be.
Every year since we have been together, bar the last 2, we have been to Greece. We have sailed around all the islands. Just the 2 of us and a 33 foot yacht. It is actually hard work when it is only 2 of you. And although some people think it is posh or ritzy... it is nice you get to see lots of place and not from the land out to see, but vice versa. The weather can some times be scary and pumping sea water to flush your own toilet can mean it is a little smelly in the head. Radio checks with foreigners can be hit and miss, bilge pumping, exhaust checking, prop wraps, all things you have to be prepared for. On the whole it is fab.
We have friends who live in Porto Heli (Porto Cheli), who most of the time we stay with when we finish the 2 weeks on the boat. Gives us respite from wobbly legs. Treat us to amazing food, from their amazing garden. It has also crossed our mind to sell up and run off to the Greek sun. The houses are extremely well priced there.
Lets do some star gazing - If you could live anywhere, where would you go? And what type of house and garden would you want? Go make a post on your own blog and leave me a comment so I know to visit. I would be interested to know where you would go...