Morning observations

As I open my laptop, I see my reflection in the screen of my little, black Toshiba. I like what I see. I like the moment that I’m in. I like the surrounding. I see a girl, a woman, happy one – one who is about to travel to the south of France. I have a blue summer shawl wrapped around my neck. It’s falling gently on a summer dress that I put on this morning. First time in my life, I chose to buy fake Converse – black ones that I’m wearing now.

I realized that the real ones are way too expensive and I could give a go to the fake version. So far, I’m not disappointed. There isn’t a Converse logo and I know that I’m not wearing original Converse, but these ones will do as well. Although, it must be pointed out that I’m still a big admirer of real Converse shoes, so I won’t quit on them that easily.

I can remember exactly what colour of Converse I was wearing when visiting a certain country. In Italy, I had brown version. In Scotland I had purple ones. In Czech Republic I was wearing blue ones. I took white ones on my Balkan trip. And I had olive version as well, and I ‘m not quite sure, but I think I went to the south of Italy wearing those.

So, here I am, wearing my black Converse, sitting in a cafe at the promenade of Split, sipping my second espresso this morning, staring at the palm trees, looking at the tourists and locals enjoying the morning, before the place gets to crowded. It’s still early. You can only hear the seagulls cawing, motor of a ferry running, the sound the cutlery produces as it hits the table in a nearby restaurant.

And I’m thinking, here I am now, wearing summer dress, sipping a macchiato, and in a two weeks’ time, I’ll be relaxing somewhere in Provence, I’ll be surrounded by a beautiful French language, and I’ll be probably wearing a summer dress as well, accompanied by fake Converse.



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Small wisdoms – no chocolate for you!

What a day here in Split!

I’ve been starting my mornings pretty early lately. Best ideas always come early in the mornings. There was one brill idea that one bin man decided to share with me on this lovely Friday.

As I was returning home from a hairdresser and enjoying my new hair look, and feeling all fresh and satisfied, I decided to grab that piece of chocolate that I had in my bag. It was actually a bigger chocolate, not just a piece. The bin man was minding his own business and I was minding my own, when suddenly he told me:

Girls are not supposed to eat chocolate. Girls should be eating bananas.’

And I said: ‘Right‘.

And he added once more with an obvious exclamation mark at the end: ‘Girls eat bananas, not chocolate.’ He seemed so happy and proud of himself for sharing this lesson with me.

I have no idea what experience this guy had in life, that included bananas, chocolate and women, but he was very serious and kind of nice when he shared this life wisdom with me.

We all have these small wisdoms that we have learnt by living the life. I’ve heard so many of them before, like: Don’t walk under the road sign. Don’t go out with your hair wet.  Spit 3 times if a black cat crosses the street in front of you. Don’t leave your bag on the floor – You won’t have any money!

But, I’m wondering now, what answer would he give me if I only asked him ‘Why are girls supposed to eat bananas?’.




A kinky one?