For those of you who don’t know, from 1998 – 2003 I lived in Europe. Mainly in Ireland but also in England and Greece. There are many things I miss about living in Europe and here are a few:
1. The seasons especially spring and autumn.
|Photos by Ben Pentreath|
The thrill of the first daffodils after a long dark winter, the blossoming coconut scented gorse, the carpet of bluebells and bright green buds on trees. The spindly legged ponies and black-nosed lambs.
And in autumn, the wonderful colours as the leaves turned.
|Photo by Debbie Watkins|
2. Cobbled streets – even though they are lethal in heels, town squares and piazzas. History at every turn.
3. Getting on a plane for two hours and emerging somewhere completely different. Different landscape, food, language, architecture.
|Had dinner here December 2009!||image from Skycraper City|
4. Cosy pubs with open fires.
We”ll hopefully make it over next year but in the meantime I’m yearning for a northern spring…