February 19, 2010

Aller Retour

I landed yesterday at lunchtime, and went straight into my meeting pretty much. When that was all over, I waited for D by taking the Metro straight to Trocadero and onto that Platform where all romantic comedies end up when the characters go to Paris. You know, the vast white marble space that overlooks the Eiffel Tower. I lived in Paris and had never been there, but I went yesteraday. My patent black shoes clicked their way over the what must be one of the most famous veiws in the world. I stopped, sighed and thought 'That's why'.

Here I am now, writing from the Internet cafe on the corner of Rue Soufflot, the one that I blogged from the entire time I lived in Paris. I am looking at the same things across the street, feeling some familar feelings and looking forward to a few more days in the city that seems so full of light and life. After today, G and K will arrive in the morning and I will start all over again, tours on buses and hidden corners that I found when I lived here, although very little of Paris remains undiscovered these days.

I don't know where I am going, and I know where I have been, but this has been the most glorious of breaks. It has given me a chance to breathe at a time when I felt I had no breath left, and has reminded me that where-ever it is, it is not there.

February 02, 2010

Everyone loves a list...

So there are lots of things on the horizon and I know that as soon as I have a new place to go, life will breathe a sigh of relief and settle down before it speeds up.
Mostly in the European region, at the moment there are The Netherlands, Germany, France and the UK on the list, with a crazy left field China steaming down the wings.

The years already seems to be whipping past, and I can't believe that it is already February. There has been a million tons of snow over the last week and there is more to come. This will be my third move overseas and this time of year, the January and the February and the looking make the waiting period seem like it lasts as long as the winter seems to. All I need to do is tuck myself in, get a hot water bottle and wait for the Spring.

Oh, and to go with my new start and return to the blog, I got myself a lovely, shiny, new camera for my birthday last week.