Thursday, 16 June 2011

Right here. Right now.

i heart...


We're back & refreshed from our holiday to Spain, where we saw the sights of Barcelona, went along to the Ilu-station festival & enjoyed a couple of days of sunshine on a quiet beach.

Whilst at the beach I thought I'd do a bit of guerilla knitting...

Knitting always makes me think, and as I was knitting a band to add to a tree at my favourite spot I came up with the idea of Right here. Right now. A community project that connects strangers, shares experiences & appreciates the great outdoors.

Off I set along the beach of Platja Llarga, near Tarragona to my favourite place which I discovered last time I went travelling. I tied my knitted band to a tree there...

And popped the guidelines for Right here. Right now. inside...

This is what I added:

My name is Iona, I'm 24 & from Scotland. 
This spot is my favourite spot in the whole world. I first came here 3 years ago whilst travelling alone with a tent around Spain for a month. That trip helped me find out who I was & be confident & happy with who I was. This spot reminds me of that.
Today I sit here not knowing what is ahead of me but sitting here, remembering, fills me with confidence that I'll be able to handle whatever lies ahead.

Iona Bruce

She turned her can'ts into cans
And her dreams into plans.


And here is my photo...

I wasn't sure if anyone would come across my knitted pouch & note, or if they did whether they would take it down, so I was so happy when I received a lovely e-mail last night...

'Hi Iona,

You would be very surprised to receive an email at this time on the morning. This is because I've just came back from one of my favourite places here in Tarragona from I saw the superb moon eclipse of yesterday. It was really amazing to find the papers you left tied to the pine tree and of course to know that there are some people that have the same feelings about Nature. Of course I writted one of the papers before seeing the eclipse and put it back to the pine tree. I liked very much the last message you wrote on your paper!!!. It's really touching.

Unfortunately I have one simple camera so it was impossible to take some photographs of the eclipse but the camera was good enough to take some pictures of the sea with the full moon. Here you can find attached some of them. In the afternoon of today, I'll send you more pictures including one of your favourite plot with myself in it.

Uppss!!!!, by the way, my name is Jesus Lopez Villada and I'm from Tarragona.

Sunny regards,

I'm planning on leaving knitted pouches with Right here. Right now. guidelines in it in lots of other special places too. I'm so excited about it!


My name is Jesus Lopez and I was born here in Tarragona. What a nice present to find here some sensitive people about this breathtaking landscape. I'm here today to see a Moon eclipse that according to experts it will be spectacular.  In my case this natural phenomena symbolises a break with my recent past and a welcome to a new life. And all this is really so strange because since I woke up this morning I have the feeling that I'm ready to an important change in my life. I hope so !!
Well, ten minutes to see a Moonrise with a shadow. Let's enjoy it!!!



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