(H)eart(h) hour

Il semblerait que ce week-end ait été le week-end de l’heure en Europe, avec un passage à l’heure d’été et surtout Earth Hour.Avec cher et tendre on avait décidé de joindre le mouvement et d’éteindre les lumières pendant une heure, de 20h30 à 21h30 heure locale. La question était donc: qu’est-ce qu’on va faire? Et pourquoi pas un dîner aux chandelles, avec le moins de travail en cuisine possible pour ne pas utiliser les appareils électriques?
Facile : plats à emporter de chez O Liban, traiteur libanais au coin de la rue, ouééé! Pour 13 euros on peut se construire son assiette végétarienne avec un assortiment de 8 bonnes choses. Et c’est un délice!
His plate: tomato radish and cucumber salad x2; Lebanese tabbouleh; broad bean salad; hummus; moussaka sans meat; roasted spicy potatoes; spinach turnover
My plate, more or less the same, without the tomato and radish salad, with veggie omelette
On a même eu à manger pour le lendemain 🙂
Glorious hummus

Mais ce que je retire de cette heure, au-delà de l’engagement personnel et de la bonne bouffe ;-), c’est que ça a été le moment le plus paisible, calme et reposant qu’on ait eu de la semaine, et qui plus est un moment partagé. Quand l’heure s’est officiellement terminée, nous n’avons pas rallumé les lumières tout de suite, nous avons continué à parler pendant de longs instants, de la façon la plus ouverte qui soit. Et c’était bien. On s’est dit qu’on devrait faire ça plus souvent 😉
Et vous, avez-vous pris part à cette heure pour la terre?
It seems that last week end was placed under the sign of time in Europe, what with daylight savings and Earth Hour.

Lovely Boyfriend and I had already decided to join the movement and turn the lights off for one hour, from 8:30pm to 9:30pm loca
l time. But then the question was: what are we going to do? Why not have a candle-lit dinner with minimum work involved, not turning on the kitchen appliances?
Easy peasy: take-away food from O Liban, small Lebanese restaurant at the corner of the street, yay!
For 13 euros you can choose 8 yummu foods to build your own vegetarian plate. And it is so good!

We even had leftovers for lunch the next day 🙂

But what I loved the most about this hour, beyond personal involvement and the yummy food 😉 was that it was the most peaceful, quiet and soothing moment we had in the entire week, and on top of it we shared it together. When the hour officially came to its end, we didn’t turn the lights back on, we kept talking and having the most open and best conversation. And it felt good. We figured we should turn the lights off more often 😉

What about you, did your turn the lights off?

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3 responses to “(H)eart(h) hour

  1. Great pictures and as always thanks for your great comments you leave to me. I didnt do anything formal for earth hour this year but have done so in the past. The entire weekend last weekend I didnt drive anywhere (on purpose) and just walked to help keep my environmental carbon footprint small!

    xoxo

  2. I actually went to bed really early on Earth Hour night! At 8.45!

    Thanks for your earlier comment. I love your five things!

  3. I love this post … it is very romantic 😉

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