Sunday lazy

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Chillin' on the sofa

Outside it’s cold and chilly today. After my morning walk I was cold and just want to stay inside. So I do. Looking at apartments to rent in Paris, since we’re planning on going there before our trip to Asia in a few weeks.

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Finished this book today

Finished reading Simon Fitzmaurice’s book It’s not yet dark and was again reminded of how grateful one can be to be alive, to be healthy and possible to enjoy the days and moments we have in this life.

Keeping up a Dolce far niente-mood and am reminded of Sundays from my childhood, afternoons spent in bed, reading and dozing off. It’s lovely to be able to relax.

//Wivan

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What France, Cairo and Christmas Eve have in common

Having the streets for ourselves

Having the streets for ourselves


It’s Sunday afternoon, about 2 pm and not a person is seen when walking around the little village. The roads are completely quiet. Sunday afternoons tend to be like that here in France; people are at home or at a local restaurant enjoying a good, long lunch.

Friday morning in New Cairo - empty streets

Friday morning in New Cairo – empty streets


The feeling is quite similar to Friday mornings in Cairo, when it’s prayer time and the streets are quiet and empty. That’s when I loved being out walking or taking a taxi somewhere.

And today it struck me; it’s the same feeling as on Christmas Eve in Sweden between 3 and 4.30 pm. That’s when old episodes of Donald Duck and Mickey Mouse are shown on television and the country becomes quiet and the streets empty.

On Christmas Eve, Swedish Television shows old cartoons

On Christmas Eve, Swedish Television shows old cartoons

Funny similarities of habits among religion, old cartoons and family dinner 🙂

//Wivan