Today celebrates my father, in many ways my role-model. One of the things I love the most is how you will always caress a dog. This year I’m here for your birthday, for a change. Last year I came a bit later and yet all … Continue reading Na zdravje, Dad!
Today I paid a visit to about one half of my ancestors. They are conveniently gathered at the Žale Cemetery in Ljubljana, Slovenia. It was a good day for it since today celebrates the man who took care of my grandmother so well that he … Continue reading Happy birthday, dedek!
Today let’s celebrate The Snow Melts Somewhere for she has the most to do with the fact that I’m still around and blogging. Since my favourite and most supportive blogger (and how nice it is when the two are not inter-dependent) celebrated a nice round … Continue reading Twelve For Snow
This day last year, contrary to sanity, my visitor and I went hill town-hopping. To say it was hot is an understatement. Just like today. Only a week ago I was mentally praising this summer, especially in comparison with the drought last year: around me … Continue reading Another hot June day in Maremma
One year ago amore made tiramisu so that my American friends and I could have a picnic in the Dying Town. After Rome ten days earlier, this day last year was our second day together. Liz from Fetching the World, Emily and Shawn just completed … Continue reading Two towns in one June day
This is my second post for the last WPC challenge ever, which challenged us to post our favourite photos. Who follows me will know that it won’t end here. In my last week’s post my favourite WPC posts from my first blog were gathered. Today I … Continue reading Favourite WPC posts, blog 2/1
The sudden sad news of WPC no more had me going through my first blog to select my favourite WPC photos and posts. I could say that my blogging consists of two periods: pre- and post-WPC. Before I began posting for Weekly Photo Challenge – … Continue reading Favourite WPC posts, blog 1
And one dog. And one cat. You would be closing in on 100. Happy birthday, Baca! What reminds me of you the most? Burda. Kiwi. Blackcurrant. Cottage cheese. Umag. Opera, especially Madame Butterfly. Love of Italy. Beautiful Vida, a poem in many languages. Your stories … Continue reading Flowers for grandma
When I read Marina’s post at Me Exploring about how she used to travel, so many of my own memories lighted up that I just had to write some down. I love it when this happens. 1. Bouge de là I plan things, so unsurprisingly many … Continue reading Old school tourist memories
Today celebrates my friend who has just completed a 40-day fast. Picture it for a moment. 100% volunteer, the shirt says. These are from three years ago when you took me on a walk around Mengeš where you used to live. After you saw my … Continue reading Happy new salad!
My life experience has taught me that if you think you belong somewhere, you might miss an exciting option. There is a Slovenian proverb Povsod je lepo, doma je najlepše which translates as “Everywhere is beautiful, at home is best”. Somewhere I saw it flipped … Continue reading WPC: World in places
Three times when I was wrong about water in three states. 1. Romania It’s post-New Year’s Eve morning in the country that doesn’t recommend drinking tap water. Maybe you could but you shouldn’t. The natives don’t. They are Orthodox too. We have just had a … Continue reading Three water mistakes
Going back to Bežigrad, the part of Ljubljana where I lived for 40+ years before Tuscany. How many times have I taken this same path to the bus station in all weather, past the four apartment buildings? With 10 floors, or were there 12? For … Continue reading Thursday Doors, 10/5/18: Ljubljana Bežigrad
My life is pretty much unlikely, all of it. All this was just my longer path to the station on a May day last year. I have a habit of posting a calendar post every month with twelve pictures from the same month last year, … Continue reading WPC: Unlikely life
Today’s poem answers to two poetry challenges again. I think I might as well get it out: Hello, my name is Manja and I’m an overachiever. But first a very special token of gratefulness to Charlotte at Zouxzoux for a wonderful surprising mention in her … Continue reading Day 27 & dVerse: The Devil rubaiyat
Challenge 17: “Write a poem re-telling a family anecdote that has stuck with you over time.” To the sea To set the scene: The train left the station. On August 9th, 7 pm, as every year. Our family in one compartment with triple bunk beds. … Continue reading Day 17: Family
April is half done! This means only 15 more poems. I admit: as much as it’s liberating, it’s forced even more. So much like school. Challenge 15: They suggest “writing a poem in which a villain faces an unfortunate situation, and is revealed to be … Continue reading Day 15: Half way!
Today, a bit of anniversary and dream interpretation. A good-enough novel violently written now is better than a perfect novel meticulously written never. —Elizabeth Gilbert (quotation reblogged from raynotbradbury) That’s why I’m writing mine, on the inside, by living, for the fifth year. I arrived in … Continue reading Day 14: Follow your dreams
My laptop compiled a gallery of smiling images, including the ones below, on its own accord. I have a feeling that it checks out the weekly WPC theme on its own without me. Obviously it has realised that I need a kick in the butt … Continue reading Day ten & WPC: Miles of smiles
On this day four years ago I decided to break the silence and start my first blog. I have filled two blogs since (here and here), this is my third, and I haven’t regretted it for a minute. That first post four years ago was … Continue reading 4th blogoversary of Mexi Movie