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: Atop of the morning to ya

The title goes well with yesterday’s Fiesta, whereas the photos are two apiece from different tops I have climbed in my two countries. But first the last week on my blog lest I forget. There were quite a few topics: Last week’s subject of “wish” had me running for a pretty little church; I told you…

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…

Five windows of my soul

All these five windows must reflect some of my soul, or why else would they, out of all windows, draw my camera’s attention? Let’s have a closer look. These photos were all taken along Slovenian coast on the same day. Have a good Monday! Photo: © signature mmm

Piran at dusk

I had a hunch about that dusk… Shall we call it pre-planning? Today I found a set of photography pointers that I didn’t hate. No, hate is too strong a word, I usually just skip them and think – maybe, one day, when I start to pay attention to how other people do it. I feel…

Keep ourselves alive

I’m all under the influence of an Italian earthquake winter tale and need some flowers from the home turf now. Just earlier I came across a post by an American woman living in that region of Italy where they have been enduring severe earthquakes on and off since last October.  She spent Christmas sick and her dog ate poison…

Thursday Doors, January 26 2017

Today it’s time for the second part of Izola doors with two Piran doors sneaking in. Izola is one of the few yet pretty towns on the short Slovenian coast. We had a short but eventful stroll during which we met some people, got invited to a concert and bestia got a pig’s ear. As…

Happy birthday, stric Matic!

Today celebrates my uncle Matic who is always ready for new adventures. Your name rhymes nicely with ‘stric’, meaning ‘uncle’ in Slovenian (pronounced roughly:  stritz Matitz). Let’s see what is waiting for you in the year to come: Cin cin and always benvenuto to your spare branco (meaning pack)! Photo: © signature mmm

WPC: Nomen est omen

The name is a sign, they say. No wonder then that my name means “eat” in Roman dialect. An overview of my blog in the last week shows that I posted six times even though I’ve been visiting my country of origin, and that pleases me. Let’s see what there was: resilient mountains and hillocks as…

Thursday Doors, January 5 2017

I’m glad to present the first 2017 edition of Thursday Doors. The featured door is the most like me: broad, dishevelled, of uncertain age, unclear what it wants to be, most certainly not parallel, and yet charming and instantly win-me-overable (hehe). If you are a door and you need a review – be my guest. And…

Bilingual bliss

Alert! This content might be unauthorised, even wildly fabricated. Photo: © signature mmm

Monday Piran Windows

Have a bunch of Piran windows from the last few days for the first Monday of this year. And a song. I managed to gather a few of my favourite window photos for today’s challenge, no matter how I don’t even have time to go through this week’s Thursday Doors. Just too busy. Tonight Perpetuum Jazzile concert…

WPC: Re.silly.ence

Here it is, a new year, and this fact alone proves how resilient we are. Something else is beating us in the resilient game though, counting centuries when we count years. (We shall leave the sentence above as is and shall not prove it wrong by calculus.) Where I live now – southern Tuscany – mountains are…

January

What happens when you see a lovely calendar post and decide to do your own. Yesterday I saw a post by Judith at Beyond the Window Box in which she posts one photo from each month of this year. I warned her that I might nick the idea and she agreed. When I started to…

WPC: Antipanti-cipation

If you ask me now, the anticipation is obvious: Slovenia is winking at me. Just a little longer. The title stems from an old Slovenian poem by Janez Menart entitled “Antisong”: Anti-avtor je zvrst bebca, anti-avion je ptič. Anti-Pepe, to je Pepca, anti-panti ni pa nič« (1979). In quick translation: “Anti-author is a sort of moron, anti-airplane is…

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…