Monday, July 11, 2016

Also flies can be childless :)

I had a perfect day at the swimming pool with my niece aged 8. She noticed that I saved a small fly from the swimming pool. She asked me what was I doing. I explained that everybody loves to live, including a fly. So if I can, I try to help (I know it is very silly, but this is the way I am). My heart melted when I saw my niece saving the first fly. I joked so I said that when the saved fly would come home she would tell her kids that there was a beautiful small girl with a kind heart that saved her life that day.

My niece said nothing, she was thinking something, but I didn't put any attention to that.

We went swimming (btw, I am exhausted. It is difficult to swim for 2 hours in a swimming pool that is 2,20 meters deep with a child that doesn't swim perfectly) and after a while my niece said: "Klara, what are the names of your children?".
I was confused, I said to her: "You know I don't have children. Why on earth are you asking me that?".
The niece replied: "You see, exactly that. You can't know whether the fly that I saved has children or not. Maybe she does. Maybe she doesn't."

Her brilliant comment made me laugh. What a clever little girl she is. 

Friday, July 8, 2016

A long way walked

I just returned from a short business trip to Italy. It was very hot, driving around with a car.
Highlight of the day: was delicious panna cotta con frutti di bosco after dinner. 
Summer sales already started in Italy. This photo shows, what a long way have I walked so far. After my first niece was born (she is almost 9), I was always left heartbroken, whenever I went shopping for her, to buy something cute for either her birthday or new year. And now, I am completely OK. I bought five cute Tshirts for nieces & nephews.
The company on the photo: I just love their designs. Years when the name of the company (=not to be mentioned here since I don't want to be googled through this name) made me depressed are just a distant memory...

Thursday, July 7, 2016

My vegetable garden

I took those photos on my garden today.

My garden is full of life.  I often meet a frog in the middle of my  vegetable garden. I have there a beautiful caterpillar** and many ladybirds.

What a luxury it is to pick up my own lettuce. First three zucchinis will grow by Sunday.  Also 15 other sorts of vegetables grow and many beautiful flowers.

**Does anybody know this caterpillar? 

Asking a stupid question

I made a stupid thing today.

We had a business event and there was a guy my age. He was kind, chatty and full of stories. I misunderstood him something. Anyway, when I chatted with him alone I asked him if his children also train the same sport as he did when he was younger. He replied: "No, I don't have children yet."

This is the first time in the last decade that I asked someone so silly (I know, I should have listened better!).  I quickly apologized for asking (I knew nothing about this guy, except that he married ten years ago).

He just smiled and said: "No, it is OK, I don't have kids yet, but I will have them one day."

(only later on I found out that he is divorced and is dating a much younger girl).

Needless to say,  I felt silly twice. First to ask stupid question. Second for being envious of a man exactly my age, who has still a decade or more time to get a newborn. Woman my age? No time left.