Hello again from Seoul in ever changing April mood. The weather is unpredictable and is changing from summery warm to rainy and cold and back. But that's April, right, so no complaints about that. We had that before with me going on about the weather and that did not help much!
Instead I can share again my love for all these shops and stalls I can find here around our appartment house. We are living in a high rise right now until the ship with our container arrives and we can move into our house. I never lived in a high rise before and I love the view, especially at nighttime with all the city lights!
The streets are lined with lanterns in preparation of Buddha's birthday on the 10th of may. There will be also a huge lantern festival. I cannot wait to see this. Last time I saw the procession for Buddha's birthday I was in Sri Lanka on my honeymoon and it was magical to see all these lights and lanterns and the beautifully dressed people.
To the shops: In this area, where a lot of art galleries are located you find a lot of shops selling paper, brushes and ink and stamps to make art. I have always been a fan of these red stamps and I think now is the time to look out for one for each of us, being in this surrounding.
I can already imagine the letters to be sent and the scrapbooking pages and diary pages to be altered wiith a stamp like this. The hard part will be to chose the size and style...
Aren"t these beauties just amazing?
And these brushes - I could go to this shop every day. (And I do, because it is at the corner of our house and George is always sniffing the wooden pencils, remember?)
And then the sick child: Pauline is fine now and Moritz had ear ache for two days and today there was liquid running out of his ear. So we went to see the doctor nearby and found out that is was not only a flue but a severe ear infection plus tonsillitis. So antibiotics and bed rest for a few days. And everybody who knows our son knows that NOT moving is the worst for him. But the good of it: Another experience to grow and get to know the city. The doctor was so nice and we felt in good hands.
For me it means less ramblings around town and time to start some Easter crafts. pauline is so keen on making origami rabbits that I bought a batch of paper so she can start. And I will work dilligently on my little monthly diary I have been neglecting during the move!
Wishing you a wonderful day and take care!