Bringing up childhood memories in France
After a bit of daywork in La Ciotat I decided to make a stop in the old fishing town Sète before heading to the UK. In Séte I spent three nights staying with the lovely airbnb host Gisele and enjoyed heartful conversation on life, work, health and spirituality.
Sète is a cute little town where me and my family used to spend many summers in the early 90’s. After a few days car driving through Germany and France we finally ended up in Sète and the turquoise Mediterranean sea. I remember these summer holidays as some of the best trips with my family.
These days in 2015 I enjoyed strolling around, visiting the lighthouse, the pier and by just absorbing the atmosphere and remembering. I walked to the beach where me and my old friend Bea used to sunbath on our last summer before starting high school. Had lunch out, checked out my favourite shop – the Bio shop, cool interior shops, said hello to the fishing boats and it’s admiring seagulls sensing the fishy smell, spotted some cool street art.
Re-visting Sète filled me up with a big gratitude towards the sea and deep love for my dear parents who took me out on so many road trips with me, my brother and my sister, and also a big thanks to my grandma who had a cute and modern apartment here where we used to stay, in a way my summers in Sète was my first experience of France, then choosing to study French at school, and now I’m back working on boats, it’s funny how life brings us back to places, and how we live a lot in cycles. I like that.