Recently I am always late.
I don’t know which part of me is slower right now, mind or body…all I know is that I feel as I am entrapped in a slow-motion alternative life.
Maybe it’s just that I’ve just heaped-up so many things during these last weeks of study that although I am trying to catch up with, the pile of “undone things” is still very high. The good news is that I overcome the driving licence written tests (yeah!), soon I’ll start the driving lessons.
Anyway, here’s a new bento box inspired by the Nextlola’s Zoo, my friend Sweetbento made and awesome job once again!
Today is Pepe’s turn to show off all his energetic nature…and the lovely Vivace seems to appreciate it
See more bento boxes at Sweetbento on Instagram.
P.S. short note for my Postcrossing friends: sorry for being late in reply, I’ll be back soon.
A week ago I was talking about Nick Hornby’s books with a friend, I’ve read some of his books ages ago, and my memory sucks so I all I remember is his habit of making “Top 5″. From time to time I say to myself that maybe I should have a try too, it will help to remember “things you want to do”, “books you really loved” and so on…it probably could work if just the idea to search a pen and a piece of paper to put down things I like won’t make me a lazy procrastinator. But a post is different and my keyboard is already in front of me so…
There are many places in the world I would love to see, you can’t surf the net without seeing pictures of amazing places scattered all around the planet Earth, making your wish list getting longer and longer. So I will only consider the places I mostly think while day-dreaming of opening the house door and walk out to spend some time on a public bench and simply relax watching the beauty of the world around you. I would love visiting:
1- JAPAN: my “dream-trip” I would love to have a picnic while sakura’s trees are blooming, or having a bath with snow monkeys at Yudanka, or getting lost in kimono’s silk shops in Kyoto.
2- ATACAMA DESERT in CHILE: to spend time laying down and watching the Milky Way with bare eyes.
3- UK COUNTRYSIDE: I want to sit down beside a window and having my English breakfast while watching outside and seeing the free squirrels and foxes and deers come and go from my garden…it happens to my Postcrossing friend Jenny and I want a bit of that paradise for me too!
4- FRANCE: I would love to see so many places in France: Languedoc, Provence, Picardie etc etc.
5- FAR OER ISLAND: possibly in one of the 4-5 days in the year while is not pouring.
…I haven’t seen any of these places yet, but at least my cards reached the English garden of Jenny
I love to receive pictures from all over the world to add to my Zoo Invasion section, and I also love to see what people chose to portrait…a place, a pet, themselves…it’s amazing to see the faces of these lovely new friends of the Zoo. You even add an animated gif file of her in a starship, amazing
Thank you Yu!
Now, who wants to be next one?
Today I forced myself to deal with my Saharian-heat-laziness to post this wonderful picture. I like it so much that I couldn’t cut it to place it in the “polaroid frame” as I am used to do…I think it’s because I am obsessed by window-views.
To have a nice window view is for me one of the best things you could be blessed by. To wake up in the morning watching an astonishing landscape can turn your ordinary day into a special one.
Thank you Biene for sharing this with me ♥
I just received this amazing picture from Belgium, I can’t stop thinking that this white rabbit is probably bigger of two of my cats (Pepe and Tobia), it would be so fun to see my cats – who acts as they are the rulers of the Universe – scared by an innocent bunny
Thank you Valentina for sending me this great picture. If we’ll get tired of all this heat we’ll knock at your rabbit hole’s door…I am sure it will be space enough there for all of us!
One of the best birthday gifts I ever received is arrived unexpected by mail.
My Dutch friend Jolette is a teacher and she asked her pupils to remake one of my illustrations using their own pets or their favourite pets. They all did such a really good job!
Thank you very much.
It’s so fun to see your own work spoofed by such young artists
It’s an hot summer Sunday, a bit blue I’m dreaming of a huuuge cup of ice-cream hypnotized by “Running up that hill” by Placebo, I’m thinking how much a life can change in just a sec…a scheduled day of fun with friends left you breathless; a missing glance and a smile turns off.
It reminds of Shakespeare saying:
Expectation is the root of all heartache
But any day brings a little joy to chasing eyes. Here’s the lovely Gabby showing a Zoo card. Thank you Gabrielle!
My lovely Asia has to have another surgery next week, last Saturday I found a nodule on her, and vet says it should be removed.
She’s not lucky at all, she had last surgery just 5 months ago!
Anyway, this week she’ll be cuddle very much, we’ll pass this other surgery and then we’ll be back as wonderful as ever…and maybe she’ll have a new illustration to celebrate her strenght and patience, if I don’t go out of my mind!
This time I have received a picture from Russia, it was sent by the cute Maria and her mom Elena. Two brand new friends of the Zoo.
It’s a grey Sunday morning again.
Pepe’s whining, Arturo’s caughing for his ashtma, Asia’s scared by the hair dryer noise, Alice’s sleeping, Tobia’s lost in his thoughts, so everything is as it usually is…except for parrots that are interestingly silent.
What about me? It’s a difficult question these days. I have finished a book I really loved “Kafka on the shore” by Haruki Murakami. Sometimes it happens to read the right book at the right time, and to find answers to questions floating in your head. I can’t say the book I am reading now is as much interesting and illuminating…so I’m guessing how wonderful it would be to be able to ALWAYS pick up just the “right” book at the bookstore…no more waste of time, no more that “so what?” feeling, no more sadness because a tree died for “…these books [that] have nothing to say”, no more that regrettable “Fahrenheit 451” impulse to phisically burn that awful book…”We must burn the books, Montag“!
So, inventors all over the world, please, can you do anything to solve my situation?
Another friend of the Zoo decided to take a picture for us, to show her appretiation and attention to our little hearts’ happiness. Thank you Ewa!