I was given the best birthday present ever.......... TIME to spend on my own.... in Paris.I had no obligations, I woke up whenever I wanted, I ate when I wanted and definitely no dinner preparations, those things I do as a housewife.I was free to wander around the museums and I spent several hours at the cinema, I saw some friends which was lovely and mostly I just spent time home at the most lovely place on earth..... At home the light is so amazing, just to sit by the immense verandah window, even work gets easy.
A few weeks ago I came across an article in the Wall Street Journal Magazine,
In January this year I stayed with my family at this gorgeous little guest house, colonial style, named the "French Lotus" in Unawatuna, Sri Lanka. The lovely host couple, Gaëlle and Cédric, has turned this beautiful, lovely and charming villa, in a marvellous garden, to a great little business of theirs.
Sri Lanka is a country I know very little about or to be truthful..... almost nothing at all. A country we used to call Ceylon during the different colonial times, from Portugese and Dutch to British Empire and was renamed Sri Lanka in 1972 , Sri Lanka became independent from the British Empire already in 1948. There has been a terrible civil war for about 30 years, which ended in 2009. People have suffered enormously but the country has strived to become a much more stable nation and there's a great sence of that the people in Sri Lanka today are a united people.