You see Mile posing with a beerbottle accompanied by Mirko, Jason and Max. They were dudes
from the westcoast. Unbeknowst to them, Fleur called them respectively Ruby and
Emma. They worked on finishing the roof of the small cattle stables and on
terraces for our vinyard and worked in the garden.
They came travelling via
various woof-farms to our place. Passing
met with some stern frowns about working without a permit. They were actually
sent back on the first plane, without a refund. When in a later stage they
passed that hurdle, their luggage was put on a train to Siberia.
They had to go back to Austria
to try and pick it up. They didn’t succeed. Just remember to put your luggage
in the same wagon as you are sleeping. Otherwise you might wake up to a
previously non existant window at the end of your carriage. Beyond which
endless, is the iron road. In this case to Novosibirsk. Together they formed a wonderful
team. Both of them have sustainability written in their future. We had some deeper exploration of that after them being with us for some time. We touched upon working with vision, values and action plans. In that there was heartfelt connection. First they are
going to take education as a next step in that direction. By the way, the
beerbottle you see Mile holding gave way to the joke of the day. Amidst cries
of my team I took a swig, thinking (not looking) it was beer or water. I burped
old cartersmell for the next 48 hours.
The adventure of dreaming and following dreams in buying land in Croatia. Designing an Eko resort in an unknown country, while getting to know new friends and developing initiative from scratch. A challenge, the more so because I love Leiden and my life there too. For my wife Barbara, our son Nol and me learning a new language and a new life will occupy the next years to come.