WPC: Her heritage

Today marks one year since I posted my first post on this blog because my first blog was getting full. A good day to view one’s heritage. In one year I managed to fill it up with less than 40% of space remaining. Serves me right for always cramming my posts with too many photos. Can’t help…

Thursday Doors, May 11 2017

Here is the second part of Ljubljana Graffiti Tour doors. Since I posted the first part of Slovenia’s capital doors with the now famous “Submarine Door”, I was notified (with a reward “for believing in us when we were smaller”) that the tour operators have changed their name to Ljubljana Alternative Tours, diversified and started to…

V-Day for Ljubljana and Maya

Today my birthtown Ljubljana in Slovenia celebrates victory. Every year there is a walk around the city along the Path of Remembrance and Comradeship where the barbed wire used to run. Rome, on the other hand, didn’t even have a wall. Unlike some, the Roman Empire was always too huge and too powerful to need one. When amore…

Middle Age

The impending birthday makes the poem below even more real. When I don’t blog, hop around, eat chocolate or annoy the dog, I translate. I have just translated several poems by my Slovenian poet friend who last summer wrote a lovely poem after we spent a day together with our packs at Lake Bled. The translated poem…

Na zdravje, Alenka!

Bullfight continues into the month of May. Today celebrates my friend Alenka, the proof that internet brings closer. (Not that I need another proof, given where I am.) First let me salute all my other Taurus (girl)friends who will not be getting their own post for their birthdays (waaaah!) because there are just too many….

Thursday Doors, April 20 2017

For today’s Thursday Doors we go back to the town of my birth, Ljubljana, Slovenia. It was a cold winter’s day when I took part in the free Ljubljana Graffiti Tour. I told Sandi, the organiser, that I’d got dressed as if I was going skiing and he concurred. At first it was just the two…

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…

WPC: Easy peasy being green

Green is easily my favourite colour. Ask anybody. And dogs are my favourite animals. Something happened on this day in 1999, and some green things happened ten years ago. Let’s start with these. First of all, ten years ago I stopped smoking after twenty years and two packs a day, which is still the biggest…

Tame your dragon

Here is first a little tour of Ljubljana from a boat, to calm you down. And then something completely different. Ljubljana is often called the city of dragons. This boat ride we took on our first summer joint visit to my birth-town four years ago. It calms me down, those greens. Click on the first…

Thursday Doors, March 9 2017

Today I’ll let the doors speak for themselves. But if you’re there you hear better. This is Metelkova City in Ljubljana, Slovenia, a proof what people might do if we’d let them. I won’t pretend I know about shooting street art, it was also a late January afternoon, not the best time to do it. I’m just grateful they…

Fiction is a whale

Fiction was invented the day Jonah arrived home and told his wife that he was three days late because he had been swallowed by a whale. ― Gabriel García Márquez (quotation reblogged from Logical Quotes) I seem to have a problem with fiction – writing it, that is, far from reading it. That’s why here are some…

Street smart

My Grandma said: “Steven, here is 5 dollars and don’t tell your mother I’m getting this to you.” I said: “It will cost you more than that.” —Steven Wright Some signs of street smarts from Ljubljana, Slovenia. Photo: © signature mmm

WPC: A good match these days is hard to find

STILL, WHAT FOLLOWS ARE ENOUGH MATCHES TO LIGHT TWENTY FIRES. AND ONE SCARY GRAPH. First, as usually, here is the past week on my blog in bullet-points, which is better than bullets. There were: A photo story of my transfer from Slovenia to Italy with no regard to odds; an almost 360 degree view of Ljubljana from the Skyscraper and…

Not for a man

The title is part of a joke which I shall post at the end so that you’ll have to read it all. I have never been a huge fan of comics, that is stand-up comedians, but whenever I encounter one I tend to give it a shot. The one I remember the most is Tim…

Little terrazza

Hello, people! I’m waving from the top of the “Skyscraper” building. Here are some dear views of Ljubljana. The terrazza, from where I took these photos in early January, has its own evergreen song: “Little terrazza, underneath Ljubljana. We went to the top of the Nebotičnik (=Skyscraper) to forget the sad room we live in, too small…

Be patient but do something about it

Everybody complains about the weather, but nobody does anything about it. ~ Charles Dudley Warner Patience is when you’re supposed to get mad, but you choose to understand. ~ Author inconclusive Photo: © signature mmm