Summer 2018: Notes I.

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I asked Molly and Benny how they’d spend their holidays if they could do absolutely anything they wanted.

Molly said she’d want to go to a  museum where you can “go in a man’s mouth and then walk through his whole body and come out of his bum-bum like kaka”.

Benny said he’d like to go to Lidl.

I think we can make all Benny’s wishes come true.

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“Teaching” her brother play UNO, Molly made him pick four cards up and then said: “That’s not good, Benny. You’re losing.”

He wasn’t really into playing anymore after that. The shortest game of UNO ever.

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Campsite Breznik on Turnersee: full of Austrian families with the same haircuts, regardless of the gender.

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On the lake, I saw an elderly couple having a drink at the cafe. She was drinking an Aperol Spritz, he was having a beer. Between them sat their grandson, about nine years old, with glasses on, reading a proper, thick novel.

The three of them co-existed quietly, enjoying their silent time together.

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Molly was helping me do the dishes. I told her I soap up a few plates and glasses first and then I rinse them off. It’s quicker that way.

“That’s OK”, she replied. “I’m not in a rush.”

That’s something to always keep in mind – when not in a proper rush, don’t rush.

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“Dogs are not allowed ice-cream so we can maybe mash up some bones and make ice-cream out of bones for Klara?”

Molly’s genius idea – this time next year, we’ll be millionaires.

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For a short second, I imagined what drowning in a lake would be like. Benny’s laughter pulled me back up to the surface.

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With each meal at this campsite’s restaurant, you get free soup. It’s written in capital letters on the menu as a “Bonus!”. The waitress made sure to inform us of this incredible deal as well.

Since we ordered three meals between the four of us, we got three soups.

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“Look at all this grass and flowers everywhere. Such a nice day,” said little grown-up Benny.

He also said “I want to live here” looking at an old and dirty caravan, though. His words probably carry little value.

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