After a long break

… I have finally visited the flea market again this weekend. We usually have training with our dog on Saturday lately and Sundays are the only days I can stay at home, so there didn’t seem to be a time for the flea market. I kind of missed it, even if I do have enough stuff and a break from collecting more is very useful. But this Saturday we didn’t have dog training and as winter is approaching, we thought it would be nice to have a look at the market. I have found a few very cheap things for my collections.

I have no idea what this Avios brand used to be (a quick search online shows only some flight points), but this watch keeps correct time, even if it is so scratched and seems to have been used a lot. Maybe it is from the seventies? Anyway, I really like its small size and old fashioned design, so this is the watch I’m using these days.

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Two more snake pieces of jewelry. Snakes are my favorite motif, so I was glad to find these. Both are silver and old, I think. dscn9681dscn9684DSCN9666.JPG

A new piece for my brass Art nouveau pendants and brooches collection. This is a very tiny pendant/charm.

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I don’t think this bracelet is vintage, but it is nice. I gave it to my friend.

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Back to school

School started a week and a half ago, but only these last two days began to feel like autumn. Cold, rainy and windy and so nostalgic, with the mix of regret for the lost freedom of the summer vacation and the joy of new beginnings, the mix of worries for re-found responsibilities and comfort of meeting your colleagues again.I really enjoy this time of the year and this old familiar feeling which is even nicer this school year. My childhood friend, with whom we went to school together, brings her daughter every morning to the school I teach at. So, we get to meet on the hallways again and spend some time together before the first class starts, same as many, many years ago. And same as then, in our secondary school times, we call each other in the afternoons too , to talk some more.

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Cotton

My friend Maria came up with the idea that we should try to grow cotton plants in the urban garden next to our building. I was really enthusiastic! We planed to grow the plants, harvest the cotton, spin it and weave a little piece of cotton. She ordered organic seeds from the States (unfortunately, you cannot find anywhere in Europe non-GMO cotton seeds) and she planted some of them this spring. They germinated and the little plants thrived on our windowsill for a while. She moved them outside and some of them continued growing. One of the plants have flowers now. Definitely, we won’t be able to make our own piece of cotton this year🙂, but the flower is really pretty. img_0973img_0981img_1001img_4448img_4452img_4455img_4457