“My life is about ups and downs,
great joys and great losses.”
So here I’m back with my ups and downs – this is all about ups in between the downs – that I want to share with you while I’m over on Ireland.
In August I got a visit from Nancy, a friend that I haven’t seen since the early 80’s. So over 30 years ago since we met last. Nancy, lives in Peru – we met during my week in Rome. Her husband Silvio owned a restaurant that I visit together with the SAS flight crew my first evening in Rome and Nancy was there giving help … we clicked straight away and since that day we have been friends. Nancy flew into Rome from Lima – had a couple of hours with her sister at the airport and then next flight to me. She arrived 2hrs late, but she was worth waiting for.
Nancy are 65 years old … but don’t look a day over 40. Just amazing. Plus she is such a darling too.
Nancy became a widow 6 years ago and just before Silvio’s death they had open a Italian wine shop in Lima and Nancy has carried on with – every year she visit Italy; her sister, her friends and suppliers – so this year she flew to me too and stayed 5 days. That is the HIGHLIGHT of my summer. Nancy hasn’t changed a bit – the same beautiful, generous and adorable person as 30 years ago. The weather was so hot when she was visiting – so she got blisters on her feet .. and she are used to hot weather.
I have also been meeting my friend Iris – a couple of times … we also caught up with each other in the beginning of this year after many years of separation. Great to have Iris back in my life. We have decided that we are going to meet up once per month and do something together. We only live a couple of hours away from each other. During one of our dates we visit our fashion courture master’s, Lars Wallin, exhibition (Fashion Stories) in Helsingborg. A grey wet Tuesday, but his beautiful creations truly brighted up our day.
Iris and I have also been “touring”??!!! Touring is something we do on one of the many ferry shuttles between Helsingborg – Helsingör, Denmark .. you buy a ticket and that include travel and a buffet lunch – and you can stay on so long as you want and eat so much as you want. Every crossing takes 20 min each way … we stayed on for 3 around trip.
A great buffet that was constantly kept fresh – starter, mains, dessert and coffee – to total cost of 129SEK/$20/£12.20/€14.30.
It was a great lunch and as always did we have loads to talk about – we both wants to enjoy something at the Copenhagen Opera. There is bus tours organized from Helsingborg … with dinner and opera combined, but no tour has been advertised of yet.
Down to 510 words this time … I nearly made it!. *smile – So more to come.