Wednesday 25 July 2012

summer... at long last!

After weeks and weeks of  rain and cold and grey and depression, finally, the summer came to this part of the world!

Timidly since last weekend and for sure after this past Monday the sun shines, the temperature is high and the mood even higher! If there is one thing we expatriates in The Netherlands have learnt over the years is to seize the day and the moment the weather smiles at us to take advantage in any way we can! So, having learnt my lesson, I was out walking for 12,85Km on Sunday, went to the beach on Monday after work and had dinner out with my best friends last night at a great restaurant... and yes, when I say "out", I literally mean "out"!

There is something about the summer, isn't there? I mean, everything looks prettier -people, homes, cities even- everything looks and feels more relaxed, everyone is in a good mood and you can notice it! Just a bit of sun and suddenly life is better, the world is a better place! Ok, I do see the irony... surely there are plenty of places on this planet where think the same for the rain... Not here though... here we have enough water and the thing we miss is the light... and when it comes, oh, bliss!

So, yes, summer is better than shoes and perhaps arguably the best shoes are the summer shoes (think embellished Zanotti sandals, you see what I mean?) and that's why it deserves a post in this blog. Moreover, with this weather I really cannot concentrate on work... time to go to the beach yet?!...

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