Above is me in 2009, 7 years ago, in my dark blue Pointer overalls ! and here in full size probably around 2010-11
then in 2012 in France while we visited Laury and I really enjoyed the broken in overalls !
then back in Denmark at the beach and then this year, 2016
the big question, should I let them go or should I persuade Bodil, my wife once again to make her nice sewings ??
hope to get some comments !
In any case, I love these pointer brand overalls, feel like a part of myself, making me very relaxed and able to enjoy life !
Here I’m sitting on the new terrasse, made by myself and my wife in front or behind the shed, we also build together 6 years ago, wearing my favorite summer overalls almost dissolving into threads, but kept together thanks to the patching and sewing of my wife ! taking a break between writing and gardening, but also just enjoying our quite life here in the countryside. In my younger days, I really tried hard to make things like this in the garden, but mostly I just messed it all up. Perhaps I was too much living in my head instead of my feets ! Never mind, don’t regret, enjoy your time NOW. A few months ago, I got a confirmation that I have cataracts on both eyes and I’m gonna have new lenses around next New Year, exciting times. It also means that I cannot sit at the computer for too long with my current lenses, so I have decided to do one hour of writing and then one hour in the garden, no matter how the weather is ! (almost!:) or doing something else than sitting at the screen ! and I started today working on clearing an area of nettles on the other side of the shed, preparing for a 3rd veranda or terrace to the West for the evening coffee at sunset ! lot of work to do before you end the work with eating a raspberry
We have a nice patio or terrace in our garden, in between our two houses, but this is best after noon, when the sun is coming from the south-western corner, so in order to have a patio where we could have some morning coffee in the sun, we had to do it behind our shed, towards the east
and we bought a lot of sand and as I did when we build the shed, I moved soil from the square and put sand in instead. Then Bodil came and made it all the same height,
and brought the first bricks to the patio and more …
and then came the stones around the patio
and finally it was brushed and flowers around it , great teamwork
so now we are waiting for nice weather to test it before the kids and grandkids are coming !
Although I’m formally retired, I have not at all retired from making projects, on the contrary. Perhaps it is due to the fact that I have made projects all the way from my childhood, making a magazine for the school-class, making an information center as support for writing essays in school etc. festivals, research projects etc. etc. and sometimes people have asked if I have been asked to do it and in 95 % of the cases I have to answer, no, it’s my own idea !! so doing projects is probably a thing I’ll do as long as I’m physically and intellectually able to do it. One of the challenges in project work is to wait for other to collaborate, to wait for feed back etc. etc. and to avoid to become paranoid. One cure for that is to go out in the garden and work. That makes you tired, but you also see a result of all your efforts right away, when you weed, when you carry weeds from one place to another and empty the wheel barrows.
and when you sow and you see the small plants coming up and enjoy your previous sowing result in flowers
and when you weed and discover that you young oak has survived
that kind of garden work can really help when you are ready to quit all projects and close the projects right away etc.
have a nice garden day !
Here is the beach of Fanø, just outside the Danish west coast, viewed towards south. We lived there 10 years from 1985-95, until we moved to Norway. It looks pretty much as it did 20 years ago, but if you turn around and look north, you see this dunes growing and plants coming out and turn it into land, and an old friend told me, that some time in the future, we might walk to England instead of going by boat ! the world changes ! fascinating !
Next month, we are going on a week-long hike, so we have to exercise and practise hiking, so we went down to a third beach, Serup strand and walked until we came to a holy spring, known as able to do miracles, named after St. Mauritius all the way back to medieval ages, but restored recently and with completely fresh water before it enters out in the fjord fantastic to live in a place, where you can just walk to such beautiful places !
full of boxes with family archive, memories from travels in US, France, Norway, old t-shirt about whales in Northern Norway etc. etc. nice comfortable place to sit in my old overalls and write.