Excitement part – Finalising the myhibi.com website and signing off the 1st Hibiscus collection of samples, commissioning Ruth to take photos on the beach for the ‘coming soon’ page for myhibi.com, planning my next round of travels to India and Australia, looking forward to catching up with friends and family, filling up my kindle with book recommendations to read on my journey and and and….
Trepidation part – I’ve seemed to have allowed myself to slide into a bit of an old ‘two and eight’ (state) this last week. It’s now the count down to my trip back to India to start production at the factory, I should be sunning myself on the beach and generally mucking about but I’ve a restless fidgety edge to my mood, it’s incredibly blowy on the beach which leaves me alone to amuse myself with endless checklists and maybe over doing the preparations. It’s not like I’m walking to feckin Antarctica?! Trepidation is fuzzing up my optimism for 2012, the Greek economy is in tatters (and everywhere else) and I know it would be foolish to make any plans right now for my summer shop, at the same time I know the best plan of action is to wait and see what happens next spring and go with the flow. I hope I have got my prices right etc etc….
Nostalgic part – I have had one of the nicest summers I can remember in years here in Andalucia, I’ve been restored to life, surrounded by all kinds of lovely people and feel back in my own skin, a part of me doesn’t want to go, I’d like to put down some roots and stay for a while but I have work to do and I need to make a living and get myself out there. I’m going to miss my short lived home and neighbours but there’s always next year to look forward to. Sigh.
I will miss you beautiful Bolonia Beach
Ruth, my friend from the ‘Pig Field’ campsite who took the photo’s for the ‘Coming Soon’ page for myhibi.com. A proper windsurfing madam and kite surf photographer.
I’ll be missing the view from my deck too.