Cincincincilla, mom!

A year has passed since your big party, which is still the talk of the town, and now you’re deep into the 80’s, as your friend friendlily noted. Not an easy thing to believe, right? No wonder the waiter at your party last year thought we were all joking. Just look at you! Below are…

The Spying Reserve

Welcome again to the nature reserve on the Slovenian coast where you can spy on wildlife and find ready-made frames for your images. In this heated, dry weather here in the south of Tuscany, as we are waiting for some rain to green back the landscape after it has gone apocalyptically yellow, I thought a memory from cooler…

Win-win-dows

This single one-day trip to Goriška Brda, “Slovenian Tuscany”, carefully planned by strategic mom’s cousin, has been a source of numerous photos and posts. And it’s not the end. I had to move to another country and return to be able to visit it for the first time. I didn’t even know Slovenia had its…

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….

Happy birthday, Rajko!

First, a repeat of my favourite May 1st graffiti and then a celebration of my uncle who celebrates today. You never forget your first one. —May I might have only two uncles, but they are a handful. The first three photos were taken on your only visit in Tuscany so far and the rest during various…

Thursday Doors, April 27 2017

Today will always stay in my memory as “The OF Day”, no matter how they call it now. The “OF” or “Osvobodilna fronta” was “The Liberation Front”, Slovenian anti-Fascist organisation that formed in 1941. As the Wikipedia says, “The Slovene Partisans were the armed wing of the Liberation Front, which fought in the beginning as a…

Happy reading!

My life is a reading list. ― John Irving (quotation reblogged from Logical Quotes) Yesterday my parents sent me an email wishing me a happy World Book Day. Isn’t that the sweetest? Technically it’s tomorrow but celebrations are going on already, in Slovenia as well. Thus the past night was The Night of the Book in…

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…

Happy 4th birthday, Bestia!

Again a year went by and today celebrates my friend here. It came as a bit of a surprise amid running around, eating healthy with the visitor (still!) and editing too many photos, but today is Bestia’s birthday! He is older, wiser, calmer and more obedient. He has learnt that it pays off to do what…

WPC: Dense all days

This is Piran, Slovenia – dense all days. In the best sense possible. But first, as usually in the weekend, past week on my blog. I don’t know if these recaps are useful to anybody, but to me they give a sort of closure and a reminder of how time flies and that another week is gone…

Thursday Doors, March 30 2017

A bit of anniversary and another instalment of doors from “Slovenian Tuscany” which impressed even us who live at the source. On this day three years ago, for some not quite determined reason (but mostly to show my photos and tell stuff to more than my immediate people), I posted my first ever blog post….

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…