Monday, 3 March 2008

When I'm 65...


When I'm 65, I hope to live in my own little boutique hotel by the sea. A simple abode on the cliff where I can wake up to the sounds of waves crashing against the shore and the smell of salt in the air. Where I can look out to the view of calm waters in the horizon, and embrace the cool breeze wafting through the whitewashed French patio doors. In the distance, sea birds duck into the waters for their morning feed. Outside my window, sunbirds flit about in my lush and colourful garden.

Soon, the sun rises in the horizon, nudging my guests awake as the soft rays filter into their rooms. The kitchen comes alive with the sounds of bacon sizzling, bread rising and the aroma of coffee brewing.

I sit in the patio enjoying my hot cuppa with the dogs lying contently at my feet, planning the menu for the day and itinerary for the guests. We'll go for a morning hike along the coast and stop by the seaside village for tea and scones while I gather the freshest produce for tonight's dinner.

In the afternoon, I'll start working on the oil painting in my sun-lit studio. I'm making a gift for my son and I hope to finish it before the kids come around during the weekend. I would love to see his eyes light up as I unveil the canvas. We'll have a big garden party for the guests. My little grandkids will play and roll on the soft downy grass while the adults savour wine and cheese under the big shady tree.

We'll sit and watch the sunset and stay until a million stars twinkle in the sky.

Here's looking forward to the good life, when I'm 65.

16 comments:

The Real Mother Hen said...

Wonderful.
And you will find me outside collecting chicken eggs to make breakfast for you and your guests.
Then I'll dish out a big salad with fresh herbs for lunch.
And I'll serve Apple Pie after dinner.
Ahhh... :)

Blur Ting said...

Yes of course! How nice. I can't wait! :-)

Mike M said...

What a wonderful dream. Here's to wishing it comes true.

PS/ I want a room with a view when I come stay there!

Blur Ting said...

Sure Mike! I've entered your reservations. It's an open jaw one. The room is always there for you since you're my first guest!

JYankee said...

it sounds good..and i'll join ya..cuz MH is cookin.... i'll do the drinking! and with Mikey as entertainment!

The World According to Me said...

Wow Blur, what a beautiful piece of writing. It sounds idyllic.

Can I stay with you please?! I could open a vine yard for your guests?! George Michael evenings perhaps?!

WaterLearner said...

I sure hope your big dream for 65 will come through. I love painting too. Do invite me to enjoy that cuppa with you then. :-)

SOUL: said...

what a beautiful picture you have painted for yourself and your family-- and even for strangers!
i hope it happens for you all.

very nice.

happy tuesday-- i think. :))

jason said...

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seagrape said...

beautiful.

Blur Ting said...

JY - We need folks like you to do the drinking too! Come, come...

Blur Ting said...

Oh wow World, that would be wonderful! You'll make the wine :-)

Blur Ting said...

Water - I do hope so too and will work towards it. In my mind, that house is open to all my friends and guest anytime and they are free to use the studio as they please. I definitely would love you to be there too!

Blur Ting said...

hey Soul, in my dream, you're here too, smoking and choking and fishing nearby!

Blur Ting said...

Seagrape - Dreams are free :-) Isn't it wonderful to dream?

SOUL: said...

how kool! :))