Plant vines

This February Slovenian capital Ljubljana was named European Green Capital for this year. The European Commission has so far awarded this title to Stockholm, Hamburg, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Nantes, Copenhagen, and Bristol last year, while Essen and Nijmegen will follow in the years to come. If you grow up in a green city like this, you don’t even…

La voglia di vivere

Lust for life. Italy needs a shout-out today after a scary, devastating earthquake tonight in Lazio and Umbria. Inspiring Orvieto was spared this time but this year it shook already, as is its habit. We live on the other shore of Italy, therefore we were able to sleep through it. These are some of my…

July One Photo Focus

I’ve just stumbled upon an editing challenge that normally I’d never tackle. I only edit my photos barely visibly. And only with what mother nature gave me (that is, Windows). I’ve tried other stuff but it doesn’t appeal. Since Stacy P. Fischer, who runs this challenge, replied so quickly and positively to my question whether…

Enter title here, please, I can’t

I’m all over the place right now, mentally and emotionally, whereas physically it’s too hot to move. Also, have some horsies. And yet amore and his father are working outside on the façade. When I tell them: at least you’re in the shade, they snicker in unison. I’m not comfortable blogging while they are working…

Romeing

I’m fairly often in Rome but as with the whole of Italy I’m taking it slowly. It’s not that it’s going anywhere. Sometimes I do act according to what you tell me. Blogging world is so cool for many things, one of them being recommendations I get browsing your blogs. When it’s talk of Italy, I prick…

Enter entitlement here

Hereby I introduce a new category: Opinion. Enjoy. It was only last year that I read Lord of the Flies for the first time. Not only was I shocked by so much death, it made me wonder why I have never heard the obvious mentioned. Sure, we covered it in high school in English class, I…