Hello everyone. I am back. It seems like I have been away for ages – which goes to prove just how much I enjoy blogging and especially catching up with the rest of you. We have had 3 weeks of family gatherings: meals, outings, a wedding – and even managed to squeeze in a 3 day trip to Sicily. There were days when I felt like I was chasing my tail and days when I would gladly have hidden my head under the bed linen and slept for a whole day. But somehow, we made it to every event. I will be telling you more about our trip to Sicily in the coming weeks. But for today, I wanted to show you something that I fell in love with in Taormina. Ladies (and any gentlemen that occasionally pop by) here is my Dream Machine.
Isn’t she cute? I love the vintage-style Vespa scooters and this one has such a striking, feminine colour that it immediately caught my eye and captured my heart. It would be perfect for running errands to the nearest town in this traffic-congested island. I stood there, with people of all nationalities milling around me, dreaming of easy parking, five-minute journeys and the wind blowing in my hair (well the hair that would not be covered by the oh-so-trendy helmet that came with the bike). Pure and utter bliss. I guess I am now on the hunt for an old(ish) Vespa so that I can spray it this perfect shade of purple. Or maybe pink. Or turquoise. Tough decision …
In all honesty I do not know if I am brave enough to ride a Vespa when we have so many careless drivers on the island. It’s not always exactly safe. But a girl can dream, can’t she? And by now, you should all know me well enough to realize that I do that very well.
Photographed in Taormina, Sicily