5 lost years – where does the time go?!

Hard to believe it is almost the end of October, the days are drawing in – becoming shorter and darker.  Driving back from a day trip to Dubrovnik three days ago I saw the many shades of autumn sneaking into the roadside grape vines and small trees.

Autumn colours from the bus!

I am fully aware that I have been neglecting my blogger role, I have been having the most delightful time catching up with a Californian friend whom I had not seen for 5 years. Rava and I met at University in New Zealand 20ish years ago, last time I saw her was in Kerikeri, NZ.  And last week I flew to Rome to meet her – having made a rash promise to come and meet her there if she booked flights here to visit us.  I must admit that at the time I promised to meet her I was fairly sure that she would not fly over – I was so delighted when she sent me her ‘I’ve booked!’ email – how nice that someone would fly all this way just to see me, and of course meet Doka and see where we are living.

My flight arrived in Rome an hour before Rava’s and I watched the arrivals door eagerly for her smiling face; I think we talked almost solidly for the 10 days that we were together.

It was such a great time; 2 brief days in Rome,

Roma fountain

the overnight ferry from Ancona to Split,

exploring Split,


then the ferry to Korcula that evening,


Then we had 4 days together in Korcula, it is so fun to be a tourist in your own town.  We paid the 15kuna to climb Veliki Revelin – the tower or kula at the entrance to Stari Grad and took in the city views from a new perspective,

ate good Korcula food;


and enjoyed the chance to catch up on five years.

Rava and I travelled together to Dubrovnik where we walked the city walls,

Dubrovnik view from city walls

ate a yummy lunch together and said our bus station goodbyes – she off to the airport and homeward bound and I on the bus back to Korcula.

As I wrote this it was raining here in Korcula, the perfect excuse to stay indoors and catch up on some paperwork, rest and read.  Rava will be home now and her lovely husband and 2 beautiful children will be so delighted to have her home again, and Croatia will once again seem far away.  Lots of photos and happy memories, until we meet again my friend this short piece is dedicated to you. x

About Seba Silver

In June 2011 my wife and I opened a small store on the beautiful Dalmatian Island of Korcula. Our store (Seba Dizajn) showcases stunning filigree jewellery, all work is made on site offering you the fascinating chance to see filigree jewellery being made. Visit us at www.sebasilver.com to see and purchase some of our filigree jewellery. The Seba family have been working, and creating beautiful pieces of filigree jewellery for over 500 years.
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4 Responses to 5 lost years – where does the time go?!

  1. Helz-Design says:

    so glad you had had such a lovely time
    rome – memories are coming back
    long time ago

    the pictures are fantastic and happy that you have been able to meet your friend 🙂 xxx

  2. Hilary says:

    It sounds like a good time. Enjoy the remaining light and warmth. We are sliding fast into winter. Uk’s clocks have now turned back, into British wintertime – and up in the highlands, I am now driving home in the dark from work. Today (1st Nov) was lovely and sunny – long may it last! H

    • Seba Silver says:

      It was fun, let’s meet in Rome next time you heading this way. Our clocks also turned back and home in the DARK at 5:30 yesterday, oh the highland winter… did you see that Grantown made it to my Top 10 cities?!

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