Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Where else ?





Flights to Stockholm have horrible connections. We go to Berlin instead. Mid-70's. Cloud. After the heat of France just what is needed.

Something we've never seen before. Many Berlin cafes provide their customers at outside tables with cashmere throws. As the shadows lengthen and the temperatures fall these turn out to be very useful. Where else in the world could you leave blankets on the back of chairs without them being stolen ? I'd give them 5 minutes in London and 30 seconds in Milan. New York cafe owners wouldn't even try.

At the airport a dog that appeared to be half husky , half PON. Flat faced and wooly with a long wavy tail. The font christens it a PONsky. A very amiable looking fellow.

20 comments:

  1. Well you weren't a million miles from the PON homeland, although I have no idea if they are actually more common in Poland than elsewhere.

    I am trying to resist making a joke comparing those rugs on the restaurant chairs to towels by the swimming pool...

    Cheers,
    Gail.

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  2. Believe it or not, there was a small cafe in Aberdeen that had lovely blankets out for a few chairs on the sidewalk outside the shop. Not cashmere, mind you, but proper Scottish wool. I don't think they ever got nicked.

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  3. You see blankets on the chairs for customers in quite a few Cape Town restaurants too

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  4. They wouldn't last here unless chained to the chair and then some idiot would probably set them alight. If you need a throw, it must be much cooler.

    Love the PONsky.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

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  5. Zer gut! I suppose the lime green is rather a give away

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  6. Merlin is also called Ponquille. Why, I don't know. He doesn't seem to mind. He has to put up with all sorts of nicknames, as well as being frequently sung to.
    x

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  7. I'm glad you found a place where you needed a throw! I think you're right about the 'PONsky' and the 'Wolford' shop in the background gave me a grin, Wolford is my maiden name.

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  8. So happy that you are in cooler surroundings, hiding away from the heat of France.
    For sure those cashmere throws would not last very long here either. That's very nice of the Berlin cafe owners to provide such comforts for its customers.
    Loved the cute adorable Ponsky.

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  9. I'm glad you found a place to beat the heat, and where they can leave cashmere throws at the tables! :) Enjoy the better weather.

    A PONsky sounds rather interesting!

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  10. cashmere for the masses... amazing! and enviable on so many levels.
    you and the font beat the heat more elegantly than anyone i know!
    hugs,
    tammy j

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  11. How delightful! All of it! The dog, the throws, the buildings, the weather. What a treat to visit...even if I am doing it through your blog.

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  12. I like the idea of the throws on the chair backs. Must implement that on my own deck. The chill of Fall can be felt in the evenings & early mornings now.

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  13. How nice to have the throws to use!, and yes unthinkable in the US!!! Me thinks the cute doggie could be an (unintentional) designer dog...and of course...they ARE the best. ;-) adorable. thanks for sharing.

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  14. Cashmere? How very swish!! How very trusting...wouldn't last a heart beat in our city either, and we are no where near comparison to New York or otherwise! Send some coolness our way, hottest day of August today, with temps and humidity pushing 45 degrees celcius.

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  15. Ah the Bradenburg Tor (spelling?). I love exploring the Berlino city. Amazing and fascinating!

    Love,
    Homer

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  16. Oh, those throws look lovely and I second the "Ponsky."

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  17. I will be so happy when I see pictures of you walking "pons" again.
    Hope you had a funny trip.

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  18. Isn't Berlin just the best? We went last year and just loved it.

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