Back in Euroland !

So, here I am back from Ghana where the sky was clear and the sun hot and strong, rummaging through my closet to find my long johns... Friends it is COLD coming back to Europe ! Still today was a beautiful day for me & Neo ( my dog ) as we went for a brisk walk in the woods close to were I live. The trees were just aglow with red and gold leaves glittering in the sunlight ! :) Its good to be back even though I look forward to going back to Ghana to complete my next job. So yes, Mrs Bee new opportunities are knocking !

Coming home though is having a looong "to-do list. Cleaning, washing, taking Neo to the vet and me to the dentist, finding someone to sublet my apartment to once again ( sigh...) and somehow making do with what ever funds I have left, even though bills and other financial responsibilities always seem a tad more than what I´d hoped for...

Still many exciting things ahead as well as 2-3 kg of my waist ( thank you Africa ! ;) makes me count my blessings. Now I´m going to catch up on everybodys blogs ! :)

Love Diva


Still in Africa

This little girl had her picture taken somewhere in Africa in 1943. I found it here. Isn't it a beautiful picture !

Hi, all you vintage lovers out there in cyberspace ! I´m still in Ghana. But next week I´ll be back home in "Euroland" again. Can you believe that I´m actually beginning to miss cooler, colder, weather ...

Its been almost impossible to keep my blog updated due to, amongst other things, constant poor Internet connection and new challenges here in Ghana, so my "blog lovin´" has been limited. But on that topic, thanks Jessica C - may you too have inspired days ! And to miss Madeline - meditation can be difficult, but also extremely awarding and "soul centering" - give it a try... :)

Although I won´t be home for more than 2 months, before I leave for Ghana again to complete my work here, I´m really looking forward to some quality "vintage time" when I´m home. Flee markets and vintage shops here I come ! :)

But for now its not so much 1940s fashion as a more authentic Ghanaian look that is needed. Tomorrow there is a cocktail for possible sponsors. And as officials from two different ministries have been invited as well as the ambassador from my own country, I thought I better "clean up my act" a little ... So, I went and bought myself a new dress for the occasion ! :) Unfortunately, I´ve been trying for sometime now to upload pictures ( its not working...), maybe I´ll have more luck another day.



Metta !

Hello again !

Here I am returning from my meditation retreat ( why they say retreat I often wonder as its hard work ! :) thinking that by now my blog must have all but "died" since I´ve not been able to write on a regular basis ( and have been gone away for four days ) only to find out I have more followers than before - that´s really interesting !

Needless to say, it put a smile on my face :) Thank you blog sisters ( for most of you are women) and please forgive me if I don´t become followers of each and everyone. Its only for one simple reason - I don't have time to read the ones I already joined ! I know that there´s fabulous women out there in cyberspace who some how manage to follow a 100 blogs or more ( wonder women ! ;) but I alas is not one of them.

Before I forget I must say thanks to my dear creative fashionista and blog friend Frollein von Sofa ( you haven´t missed her beautiful creations have you ? She´s just so talented ! See here ) and to newcomer Mrs Bee for you kind supportive words. I´m in fact in a much better state then when last I wrote... The retreat has "set my head straight again" and I´m happy to report it is, as my heart, once more back in shape ! :)

I can without hesitation say that having sat a vipassana course has been immensely helpful ! I recommend it warmly to each and all interested in finding a meditation technique that will be a support in everyday life. And I have finally realised, 10 years later ( I first sat a course in 1998 ), that I need to include this technique on a regular daily basis if I want to avoid further "mental meltdowns"... :)

This leads me to another thing that I´ve been thinking about. Its only fair to all you vintage lovers out there that I give you a "warning" about a few blog changes that will happen...

As I´ve been blogging I find myself more and more slipping a bit from my original intention ( to keep a vintage journal on my own vintage transformation ) and my need to express other sides of myself. That doesn´t mean to say that I won´t continue writing about vintage ( I love vintage ! ), but my blog might not be as vintage "pure" as it has been before. In other words, there´ll be more of a mix with the rest of the vintage stuff. After all life is more than the past, no ? ;)

Lastly, what does "metta" mean ? It´s something you learn at vipassana. At the end of your meditation you send out ( from your heart ) to all, family, friends, ones community, the world - May all beings be happy ! I could not agree more and on that note I end this post !

Your truly in Cyberspace


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