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IT'S SUMMER



This is Lady Mack, the boat where I usually work.






Like most people, work is where I spend the majority of my time. Sometimes I think that I've got the best job in the world. It's hard as hell when you have to clean the big boats. My hands are marked by work. Tiny cut's, bruises and even burns cover me now. When the weather is bad there's no escape either, but when the sun is shining, my God! Vollan, where I was yesterday is big and pretty and the bar is out on deck with the most chill view ever. My mood seemed to have a positive effect on the already happy guests and I was able to laugh with them, joke and deliver good service. I've become a better bartender and I felt a sense of achievement. Like I was an asset and by the end of the day, my leader/colleague told me that working with me was a good time and that I'd done well. I had a good time with her too, we laughed, joked around and even hugged at one point. Not to say hello or goodbye, but just because!







There were butterflies all around us today, it's the sort of thing that can't really be described properly in words, what it looked like and felt like. All these butterflies, out at sea! What were they doing there? It looked so pretty. The music was good, all this old school stuff and then some rap music that I like and even though I'm working, I'm really feeling it you know? The sun was blazing and the wind smelled like the ocean mingled with pine trees and flowers.




This belltower, it means we're heading for land and that work is nearly over! It's a special feeling. Also because, when we're working on the docks it chimes out the hours with different melodies depending on the hour of the day and I've become so attuned to it now.





I've got so many freckles now and my cheeks are flushed. I almost got a slight sunburn too, but nothing too bad. I'm very tired. The waves have followed me home and now the bed is moving around. I need to stop eating catering food, but when the guests order stuff like macarons, leave us tons of untouched boxes and I get to help myself, it's hard to resist. I've got my problems in life like the next person, but I love this job and I'm really glad I can come here and get distracted by the hustle and bustle of summer.




Hugs & Kisses

Nina