Friday, June 25, 2010

Preparing mint tea on the roof terrace

The heat makes me melt and my will to blog with it...I meant to post these pictures last wednesday and the lazy Andalusian half in me whispers ...oh surely you can leave it till tomorrow...Mañana is the magic Spanish word which has an answer to everything, especially in summer. However mañana, I wouldn't mind sitting on Gym's roof terrace, sipping a mint tea, chatting and flipping through magazines.
This is how Gym boils the water on a Moroccan earthenware dish placed over a gas fire.
Gym set up a Moroccan tent on the terrace, a few years ago and dismounts it every year during the rain period, then puts it back on every summer. It was nice to have the walls down that day as there was a pleasant breeze.
And we can see the nice views around of the neighboring tiles roofs and the valley.....
and with just the tent roof over our heads where Gym placed a Moroccan lamp.....
......quite a blissful moment, I tell you !
Have a wonderful week end !!


ps : now about my own roof terrace...slowly but surely it gets organized...that is Monchéri..bless him..started to paint yesterday and finishes this week end..yes mañana as always

18 comments:

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

Such blissful pictures; sipping freshly made mint tea in sun...
You must feel joyous being so close to the heavens. Am off to make mint tea, too. Enjoy the weekend;-)

David Engel said...

Gotta love the bliss!

David
http://www.globalaroundtown.blogspot.com

Laura said...

what a lovely relaxing place to be. I can well imagine the fragrant mint in my mind.

High Heeled Life said...

ahhh.. what a beautiful place to sit and relax! I can't wait to see your finished roof terrace. Happy Friday Mon ami, HHL

PK Studios said...

So romantic and cosy.....how fun! I can smell the tea brewing....

A Thousand Clapping Hands said...

I think the word, 'manana' was invented after the first rooftop cabana was built. I have the lantern and little Moroccan tea glasses and plenty of lovely trays, but I need the exotic teapot. And an orange tree. This reminds me...I used to have a wonderful fan that was woven with some kind of dried plant and you wet it before fanning yourself and it let off a beautiful fragrance. I think it was sandlewood...maybe patchouli. I need to find another. Ahhhh.
Catherine xx

Susana said...

I feel really lazy too! Nice pics Lala!

Agneta said...

Lala, I love love love this post!!! Agneta

Don said...

Time to relax! This is a great place for it.

Linda Sue said...

Gym is magic! I would love to sit with you over a cup of mint tea...but not in the heat- in my imagination, thank you, yes please, I will have another...

VICKI ARCHER said...

Happy weekend Lala.....enjoy lots of that delicious mint tea, xv.

Gina said...

Hi Lala, have always loved the idea of sipping mint tea inside of a tent. And this tent is fabulous and so are you for posting this lovely setting. Are those tile fragments incorporated into the wall? Are they old?

DolceDreams said...

Manana looks good to me! I would not get a thing done in that blissful setting, it looks so good, the colours, the scents, the flavours. I have missed you, I am now home at my desk for the summer, so will be in touch once again my friend!
Enjoy your manana's....
Nathalie

Ingrid De Villiers said...

Lovely! ..and a beautiful place to relax with a lovely view!!
Ixx

Mademoiselle Poirot said...

Bonjour Lala, the pictures are just great and really make me want to pack my bags and head off to Morocco ;-) I would love to be somewhere a bit more chilled and just be able to say more often manana, manana... Seriously, lovely, lovely photos. Have a great Sunday, Love from London, Carole x

Kristin said...

Wow, thank you for the Moroccan inspiration! Have a great Sunday! XO :)

Kristin said...

Thanks for the Moroccian inspiration! Have a great day tomorrow! XO :)

Elisa, Croatia said...

Manana, manana! so true.

i love mint tea, in fact on my trip back to the states i brought with me mint from my mom's garden. its delicious.

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