23/11/2018

Perfume

by Marion on

Today I got a wonderful perfume from Rob as gift, but there is a little story to it.

Begin this week, Rob was travelling home from his work. The train he was travelling with was over a hour delayed. Rob was feeling cold and hungry.
But instead of losing his good mood, he found something that cheered him up.

In the busy train he was standing next to a woman who used a perfume that grabbed Rob’s attention as he really liked the scent of that perfume.
Rob was bold enough to ask her politely which wonderful perfume it was that she was using.
After first being surprised by this question, she realized that Rob’s question was sincere and told him with a smile the name of the perfume so he could buy it for me.

He told me about this perfume and that he had ordered it online, but he refused to tell me the name of the perfume. Rob knows me enough that this would make me very curious and that I would try many things to get to know which perfume it was.
On a certain moment I got the idea that everyone knew about which perfume this all was, except me!

This evening I arrived at Rob’s place and finally I got to know which perfume: “Lacoste Pour Femme“.
And it is really a fresh perfume with a wonderful scent of flowers. A light and enjoyable perfume, just as I like them.

As Rob really loves this perfume I will save it for when I am with him. And so I will place this truly awesome “Lacoste Pour Femme” with the other perfumes that he gave to me (“Armani Code”, “Muguet En Fleurs” and “Boss Ma Vie”… among others). These perfumes will stay in the bathroom at his house. Have a look for that at the photo at the top of this article.

On the photo, apart from the perfumes, two other things that are worth mentioning.
The bottle with the purple liquid is a shower lotion. It was a gift from Rob’s mother to me. As Rob’s mother has passed away, it is very precious to both of us.
The perfume bottle in the shape of a swan is rather old and also belonged to Rob’s mother. The perfume in the bottle is not useable any more, but that doesn’t make it any less important as memory. Rob and his mother were very close.

Did I already mention that I really love this perfume I got today as a present? 💕💖💕💋


Marion





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Sanctuary of Mesa (or Messon)

by Jennifer on

During our holiday to Lesvos this year we saw many beautiful things, but there was one location that made a deep impression on all of us: The Sanctuary of Mesa (or The Sanctuary of Messon, as it is also referred to).

Messa

Specially for Rob visiting Mesa/Messon was very high on his wish list. His interest for Lesvos and its history is great and there is already so much he knows about it.
And I have to admit that now I have been there, it made a deep impression on me. Even so deep that now I want to know more about it. Since our return to The Netherlands I have been reading a lot about this Sanctuary (online and offline). “I have been touched by its magic” as Rob calls it and it is quite contagious according him.


 

The temple is near the town of Agia Paraskevi (Αγία Παρασκευή) and is the biggest temple on the island. It was dedicated to Greek deities Hera, Zeus and Dionysus or the so called “The Lesbian Triad” (and no, that has nothing to do with the sexual preference, but with the geographic location).

There are two inscriptions from the second century BC where the name Sanctuary of Messon is preserved. It served as seat of the Kalloni Commonwealth. But the Sanctuary was already as early as the sixth century before BC a place for pilgrims to come from all over the island, but even from various cities of Asia Minor. It is told that beauty contents and dances related to fertility were hosted there.

Messa

When we visited the Sanctuary we were the only visitors and that made it even more special. The silence was breath taking. The atmosphere was very peaceful. Mostly I am always very down to earth, but here you could literately feel that this place has a very rich history and that important events took place here.

Messa

Rob had a long talk with the local guide of this historic temple and excavation site. He asked many and many questions. He wanted to know as much as possible about this place and he impressed the guide with his knowledge about Lesvos. And yes, he really knows a lot about this island.

And yes, this is one of the places that I never will forget…

Jennifer


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Wish you were here

Yesterday evening we had a very nice get together with some of my direct colleagues. I had with my colleague Tridip a very nice talk about music. What kind of music we like, concerts we have been to. Turns out he has a very good taste of music!

There was a request for a bit more relaxing and Tridip asked me what I thought was the best song that kind of music. There was right away one song that popped up in my mind: “Wish you were here” by Pink Floyd.

“Wish you were here” was the first album that I got to know from Pink Floyd, the first of many to follow. Which is of course not strange as Pink Floyd belongs to the legends of music.

Here the lyrics of the oh so awesome song and below the lyrics the song it self!

“So, so you think you can tell
Heaven from hell
Blue skies from pain
Can you tell a green field
From a cold steel rail?
A smile from a veil?
Do you think you can tell?

Did they get you to trade
Your heroes for ghosts?
Hot ashes for trees?
Hot air for a cool breeze?
Cold comfort for change?
Did you exchange
A walk on part in the war
For a lead role in a cage?

How I wish, how I wish you were here
We’re just two lost souls
Swimming in a fish bowl
Year after year
Running over the same old ground
And how we found
The same old fears
Wish you were here”

Rob


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