It’s late in the afternoon and it’s hot…
…and everything is silent. So still and quiet, even the air isn’t moving. Only the dry grass below our feed is breaking with a noise that reminds me of farm days from my youth. A sound, which turns into a distant, tiny noise in the back of our thoughts. We are carrying our shoes in our hands, just like the blankets that remind me of the blue of the Tuareg’s Indigo colour. We are feeling a bit like in Morocco this day…
It is hot. So hot that we take refuge under an old oak tree, hiding from the still warm sunbeams – and it is already evening. Today it’s only a few days until Midsommar – the longest day of the year – which is celebrated so neatly in Scandinavia, staying up all night, dancing and being happy. We decided to celebrate ourselves today.
We have planned a light, easy to carry picnic for this day.
Us, that is our dear friends Alina and Mike, whose blog Natural Addicts you should definitely check out, as well as Max and myself. We have planned a small, light and easy picnic in this hidden spot of untouched nature near the river. It is a magical place and because the road there is a bit winding and wild, we decided only to take small and light things along.
Our lightly packed bags include mainly crisps for eating. But since we are big fans of crisps, we didn’t take any old potato chips, no, we took along real cooked Kettle Chips* from England, which are still made by real chips chefs (I didn’t know this was a job these days?!) and with only real, natural ingredients like paprika and roasted onions. My favourites? Those utterly amazing Veg Chips*, since I loove vegetable crisps so much, and the excitingly spicy Kettle Bites.
We also took along the very unusual tasting Carpe Diem Kurkuma sparkling teas.
For drinking, we have packed so many bottles. After all, this already feels like the hottest day of the year. Next to still water, we also took something sparkling: the super tasty and not too sweet Carpe Diem Kurkuma*, which is only made of natural ingredients like white tea and yuzu and has a low sugar level. I usually don’t drink anything but water to still my thirst, but this Carpe Diem Kurkuma is a great and really exciting alternative. How it really tastes? Well, you definitely gotta find that our yourselves, since I could never describe the taste!
When the sun finally decided to set behind the hill and the high grass, is has already turned late. Finally, time to open our last specialty we brought along: an incredibly beautiful bottle of Philippine Don Papa Rum**, which we drink pure, on ice or with lime. I heard that it also tastes fantastic with fresh Mandarine juice, yum! Anyway, this is the perfect ending to a perfect evening which we will repeat very soon, that is for sure! Because hey, is there anything better than spending the most beautiful season of the year with the most lovely and beautiful friends you have?! Right!
This was definitely not our last trip to the riverbanks in high summer.