I'm a countryside girl deep inside my relaxed being. The coolness of a forest will never be enough for me in this world so I guess I must have been a deer or a hare in a previous life due to ecstatically finding countless occasions to stop and stare, sniff and gaze, squat and search with both hands in the undergrowth. But do note it only happens outside the crowded pedestrian areas just so I can happily remain within the company of mentally healthy population. Summer is everywhere right now but it was just beginning to warm up on the days of our trip not so long ago. It didn't matter a great deal, I'm talking my childhood landscapes, my dad showing me work of his hands on the fertile soil so it was a mix of pieces I've loved and longed for seeing again. The weather wouldn't be able to spoil it one bit.
We spent three days at the house my dad has built almost himself with new and hand-me-down materials that seemed like a permanent building site instead of being a place we want to linger. Then suddenly after a couple of years of scarcity the trees started to grow manically, my dad introduced new features in abundance into the enclosure. Most of the products used have a back story behind them creating zones that embrace every mood. I'll have you all hooked up on the place soon, we're spending a week in the woods this July so be warned. And as a new owner of this place I'm starting to mentally dive into different projects to make it more family-friendly and bit personal but above all a one that is completely unspoilt by the civilization. The idea behind this trip was mostly business but hear me shout out loud every time a fly buzzes in my ear - this is where I could end up living day in, day out while Nadia is only just becoming smitten with the space and freedom it creates. She made it her personal mission to find the weirdest stick and the shapeless stone, I just watched her excitement grow offering generous amounts of earthy finds. Below are some of my favourite moments of doing not much than just enjoying each breath. Have a great day friends!