Monday, 12 November 2012

is it winter yet?

ok, photos taken with not enough light obviously, all indoors and maybe even a bit boring and girly; wool slippers and all... so, what if i spent the whole week-end indoors (my bed to be exact and honest, actually) and ate simple and non-cooked stuff right there (it's called 'raw food' in a more trendy, new age and hip world but i'll be honest, mine was pure 'uncooked'), and we can call the 'bedroom dining' and 'lunching'  'bed picnicking' maybe? - here you go, a new term introduced- and spent hours catching up on downton abbey and trueblood (oh jesus, why did you have to die?) and crocheting away at the background, pretty exciting stuff eh? yep. i'm ready for the winter, bring it on...

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

dreaming india

i'm dreaming india... and in between my dreams and day-dreams these outdated newspapers have appeared at my work to remind me about the power of dreaming. dream on...

Friday, 2 November 2012

five of diamonds

this was a beautiful autumn day spent in one of the princes' islands, an hour off the coast from istanbul. we got on the ferry, sat outside, watched the seagulls hovering above and reached this beautiful and green island called 'burgazada'. i don't remember why i haven't been to this particular island since i was a child but i'm happy we chose this one to visit out of the other three; it was truly beautiful. i was a little too much excited about the beautiful, graceful old houses - and felt a bit sad as almost all were shut closed for the winter. we climbed up the hill on a lovely path and made it up just on time for the sunset (see below, it was fan-tas-tic) with amazing views of the marmara sea. i think my excitement was also partly about being able to look at istanbul from a distance with an undivided view, see its dents and its skyline; see it as a quiet beauty.

i found the five of diamonds card on the path to the hill; i've looked it up and the meaning attached to this card is: happiness, success and new things starting, not bad at all. oh, and that i have an inner restlessness, and a dislike for anything routine. what can i say, it sounds about right.