Lily Island

This morning I woke up and thought of lilies and islands. The first time he took me there was during my first visit of him and Italy. No talk of the future (and barely any talk at all since his English was still in the making and my Italian was only theoretical), no worries and no dog….

Vasja, live long and prosper!

Today our friend Vasja celebrates his 40th birthday. Here are some of his moments that I wish to share with you. On the morning when I turned 40 (a bit ago), my mother’s friend, who I didn’t even know very well, called me on the phone and invited me to their Group 40+, which in…

Play nice, Planica

It’s Planica weekend in Slovenia, the biggest ski-jumping event of the season. Maybe that’s why my thoughts are jumping so much. Bear with me, there is a bottom-line. Not pretty, but it’s there. I feel all productive all of a sudden. I’ve organised my blog menu. See, up on the right? Many new items with subcategories, all…

Duba for Nika

I don’t know if all people have a village where they did all the required growing up. My first friend and I – we do. My friend Nika called Nicky, who celebrates today, was my companion as we did our growing up every August in the tiny village Duba on the Pelješac peninsula in Croatia, the all-night…

Stop that train

These photos were taken right next to the train station so the title is more than apt. First, that moment when you realise that the tree under which you pass daily is one giant mimosa. And then comes the playground. It’s the site of “Chi entra muore” and “It’s a traaap” graffiti which I’ve posted…

WPC: Relax, don’t (over)do it

No matter how people predominantly use them for work, to me boats spell relax. But first, a short weekend review of the last week on my blog. To be found: A walk around my immediate vicinity to show you the vineyard colours, green grass and all that occurs this time of year; a selection of windows from our Tuscany 4-town…

Five Greek memories

Today I feel chatty. Here is a random Greece-based memory bouquet. To make it more challenging, stories shall be drabbles, of precisely 100 words. I notice that posts with more words than photos often go unread, or at least unliked (since this and comments are the only proofs of somebody reading). I know, merely looking is so much…

Thursday Doors, October 6

I’m going to privatise today’s edition of Thursday Doors like some bank and furnish it with my parents who are coming up, or down in this case, right about now. But first, a special kind of Thursday Doors. Thanks, mom, for the idea and the props. I’ll never hold a 50 Euro banknote again without…

WPC: Top of their morning

This was 8.30 in Piran, Slovenia. Not my typical morning, but a favourite. Just that I’d prefer to be the model. Photo: a © signature mmm production In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: Morning

WPC: Details make the world go round

Those who are doing nothing but waiting for the big thing are missing out. It’s details that make our lives worth living. Blessed be all those who know what they want, who have desires and ideas. Just like every day they will fill today with something, no matter how little, modest, barely visible. —Duško Radović I’ve always been taking…

Socrates was right

Be… as… you… wish… to… seem! Be as you wish to seem. —Socrates (Quote – even if it was not really him who said that – reblogged from The Seeds of Life) Featured photo: The cake for my 40th birthday (6 years and some months ago) after I put a sheet of foil on my…