Looking back at this Covid_19 summer I am glad that I got to travel at least a little bit. Besides my K.Y.T.T. (the Kundalini Teacher Training, see separate post to follow) I managed to make it to France with my son and grandson!
We visited my sister in Toulouse where she has been living most of her adult life and we came back via a very short stop in Paris. The booked flights fell through and you should have seen our superquick reaction: learning of the cancellation of the flights only when we wanted to do early check-in the night before, we adapted seamlessly, threw our luggage in the car and drove through the night.
It's a good 1,200 km and my fabulous son just calmly steered on - with only a couple toilet breaks and a quick energy drink for the road - from 20:00 at night til 8:00 in the morning when we surprised my sister before breakfast.
From Toulouse we took day trips: to beautiful Carcassonne, and into the Pryrennaes, the mountains on the border between France and Spain. I had not expected these Alp-like vistas and such high mountains. It was fantastic.
Summer at home meant loungeing in our patio as well as trying to get the necessary exercise.
No yoga studios open yet, no fitness studios either. So I was called to do my own yoga and to be very disciplined about getting in my 10,000 steps of walking daily (except for those days that were just too hot to even venture out, not in early mornings and not in late evenings).
Then there was my sister's visit to our Holland home and our family home in Germany. She got to enjoy nice weather for once (she usually flies up and hits the worst grey weather spells when she's here!)
So, a lot to be thankful for already!
And the husband and I are still waiting to go on our "normal" late summer vacation while it seems that it might not happen this year due to the pandemic. We had planned a nice round-trip to Scandinavia (Denmark / Sweden / Norway), would have been on the road as I write this, but no, Dutch people aren't allowed into Norway - Germans well.
So for now we've postponed the trip for a month but I have little hope that it will actually happen. Seems like the Covid situation might only worsen instead of improving - so maybe it will be a week on a Dutch island instead, who knows! I will keep you posted :-)
Beata, all-round encourager:: of art and artists of Nepal, of a preschool in Kathmandu, of the great work of encouragement based on Adlerian psychology and the Theo Schoenaker's concept!