We are the winners

This Sunday we had our 15th annual garden tarock tournament. It all ended more than fine, rain included. Even though many of the participants, including me, had to admit that we hadn’t played a single game all year since the last tournament, we are always happy to gather in the garden and remember why we…

August

Now that August has started, let’s have a look at last year’s for my 2016 Calendar. The first half was spent in Slovenia where I am right now as well. Here is a look at assorted locations. Photo: © signature mmm My 2016 Calendar: January is here. February is here. March is here. April is here. May is here. June is here. July is here. The…

Nature, nurture and culture

What is required for a perfect summer weekend for 1000. Without much thinking – it’s too hot to think – these three words appeared as common denominators of the 7×3 photos below: a bit of culture, a bit of nourishment and a bit of nature, rolled into last weekend. First we had pizza and beer…

Thursday Doors, July 27 2017

Today’s doors from the south of Slovenia come with a lunch and a view. I remember well when my friend Aleš – who together with his Mihela, one of my two best university buddies, became a parent half a year ago – posted the door of his family tourist farm on Facebook. I promised him…

Happy 4T, sista!

Today celebrates my sister and she celebrates big. We are going to party as if it were 1999. You were 22, perfect. You heard it on the radio, you seen it on the TV show. A to the K? 4 to the mother****ing T. Before we crash your party in a few hours with 100 songs,…

WPC: Florentine Delta

I had a bit of a problem with the theme of this week’s photo challenge. “Delta” only brings the Nile and the Greek letter to mind. Cool IT kids like Liz surely understand (she even gave me a good example based on our last Thursday Doors joint posts: “So, the delta of your post and…

Nothing a T-word won’t fix

Whine-and-wine Wednesday coming up. And I can even leave out the wine. For now. The idea goes to Joanne who is “Following a Bold Plan” and her slightly more severe reason to get upset. Imagine: you (no, not you, she and her friend) decide to cross the entire length of your country – which happens…

CFFC: Garden party

I’m not a regular contributor to Cee’s challenges, but sometimes she says just the right word. So when I saw her beautiful gardens for her Fun Foto Challenge, I knew I wished to link photos from this particular Roman garden to her challenge. Photos are from today, lunch too. Buon appetito! Same goes for my new writer’s…

Have mercy, Pereta

This was yesterday. We had a go at all-you-can-eat Tuscan-style in beautiful Pereta. Just don’t believe Google Maps. For if you do, mercy on your soul. Via Roma, 10, Pereta, is the official address of Trattoria da Maria Moretti, but do NOT enter this into your satellite dish, or it will lead you into an unnecessary…

Vision 20/20

And it’s not over yet. This is my sister’s visit in twenty images. Even with a single photo from each location (okay, and a bit more from home) I had to stop myself at 20. It begins and ends with colourful bits to bite with plenty in between, including the first use of bikini this year. Click…

Dog, moon, sis and minestrone

A few serene images from a few evenings ago and a reason why I won’t be going through your posts and posting my own so much these days. Our pack got bigger. And we’re busy eating healthy. And a spa on Sunday. Ahhh. It’s hard-knock life. Photo: © signature mmm

Baccanale

The first day in Piran I spent in its neighbours Portorož (Portorose) and Lucija. It happens. Something completely different. Photo: a © signature mmm production

I’m happy

I don’t always look back. But when I do it looks something like this. The photos are older than the poem. They are from the trip to Lefkas (Lefkada) island in Greece in 2007. The poem is from a recent summer. And the past is in the past where it belongs, only sometimes it raises its…

WPC: Cha-cha-chaos

Another one of those challenges where I had to smack my fingers in order not to exceed my self-imposed limit of twenty images per post. Chaos is all around us, but is it really? Since it’s Sunday, I’ll give you a quick run-down through my last week’s posts first. This week I: gave you an example…

WPC: Transmogrify this!

What I love most about having a blog is that nobody can tell me what to do, because nobody is paying me for doing it. Weekly challenge? I can come up with whatever I wish and nobody can call it silly or off the point. But first, as it’s become a custom, a short walk…

Buon appetito!

The past week went by in a flash, and now I’ve got a house full of parents and won’t be much on here. This is what you might have missed in the last seven days: First I took you down to the secret beach among mindful graffiti in Castiglioncello. Then I returned to the days of…