Saturday, 4 July 2009

Childhood





When I was little, we used to spend some time of those long, hot summers of childhood in Hanko. We made daytrips to the beaches of this southern town, and occasionally we lived in some villa. Hanko is famous for its villas, some private, and some turned into boarding houses for the summer people who invade this otherwise sleepy town.

I remember the sunny days, the beaches of golden and hot sand, the ice cold water in the beginning of June turning into a sea of hotness when reaching August. The taste of strawberries with whipped cream, the softness of the cup of hot chocolate in the morning.

Tender times to reminisce when you’re growing old.



22 comments:

rahul said...

really nice blog ..keep it up!!!

lepis said...

Got to go there someday! Never been...

SusuPetal said...

Thanks, Rahul.

It's a place worth visiting, Lepis, maybe I'll come and guide you!

Elegia said...

Nuo huvilat on kyllä aivan ihania ja niitähän siellä Hangossa piisaa. Tosi kaunis paikka!

SusuPetal said...

Kaunis paikka, Elegia, mutta onneksi myös rupisuutta löytyi.

Peter said...

Not difficult to understand that you appreciated it ... and still do I suppose:

SusuPetal said...

It seemed like a paradise, Peter, and I believe it still is.

brocasarea said...

yeah true..nostalgic moments....
i really miss my native!!:(

Liisa said...

Never been there. One of my colleagues moved there after retiring.

SusuPetal said...

Broca, nostalgia is important.

Liisa, I think Hanko is a perfect place when retired if one seeks for peace.

chrome3d said...

I remember those villas too
Seeing them from the sea
Passing by them
Every year
Something to remember
indeed

SusuPetal said...

I've never seen those from the sea, chrome3d.

Mick said...

Did the memories hold up while you were there, Susu?

SusuPetal said...

Mick, the beach was smaller, the rocks also, but the sky was as blue as before and the warm feeling in the heart felt the same.

Azer Mantessa said...

when i was a kid, lived in a village nearby a jungle and can't recall

did too many things

once i saw a tiger LOL

once chased by the python ... LOL

SusuPetal said...

Oh dear, Azer, that sounds like a dangerous childhood!

hpy said...

Barfota sprang den magra morkhariga flickan langs stranden. Hon hade fatt syn pa nagot intressant langre bort och ville fort komma narmare for att se vad det verkligen var. En stor snacka. Hon tog upp snackan och lyfte den mot sitt ora. Vad horde hon? Inte endast havets brus utan en hel hop aventyr som snackan berattade for henne. Hon satte undan aventyren i sitt minne. Hon skulle beratta dem senare, da hon vuxit upp.

SusuPetal said...

En vacker berättelse, Helene, du kan.

Äventyren är bra att minnas, barndomet är ett stor äventyr.

Prospero said...

I fully understand why you have fond memories of Hanko. Very charming.

SusuPetal said...

Hi, Prospero, it is a charming, little town.

Ellen said...

sweet memories ...

SusuPetal said...

Some memories are, Ellen.