Aimi is here, naturally

Our daughter ‘Aimi’ was born on Tuesday this week, the 5th of August. We walked in the hospital at 12.00, and our kiddo saw the world at 12.29. Before taking off to the mountain road to town, I’d been breathing, walking, dancing through my contractions for about nine hours. As our first girl ‘Iita’ was…

It’s all coming together – surprisingly, momentarily

Space for me to be me, settling on the mountain and Bosnia, and rewilding the family. Check, check, check. To be honest I am surprised. I’ve reached a lot of my objectives for this year. I’ve been writing. This blog. Another blog and some articles in Finnish. My journal. I’ve also bought some thought provoking,…

Off the well worn path

When do you need to change something? And how to know what needs changing? Be it hormonal or the fault of the cold and wet weather of the late spring and early summer, up until a few days ago I was feeling rather discontent here on our Mount Rewild. I have little patience in anyone’s…

For the slow afternoons

As a large part of the country has been affected by severe flooding, I feel almost embarrassed to say we’re doing well and had nearly no trouble with the storm that hit Bosnia last week. We’re on the mountain and most of the rain turned out to be snow up here – it affects the…

Sarajevo on the streets

A few days ago I was interviewed with my husband by Novo Vrijeme, a Bosnian weekly newspaper, for their English section. The journalist asked about the happenings that led us to meet each other and finally move to Bosnia, and of course about our life here. We discussed the politics, the challenges of everyday life,…

February spring on the mountain

We’ve got ourselves an early spring. The air smells of earth, I believe there is a hint of new beginnings. There are the odd butterflies – perhaps regretting their hastiness a little – and crocuses and anemones and birds singing. Today in our garden it was +14 degrees Celsius, windy, and partly cloudy, and we…

A year of acceptance

It’s amazing we’re here, at the end of the year of dramatic changes, sudden losses, and adapting to a whole new life. It’s been a year of learning to accept. I’ve been quiet for many months now, my apologies. In September I fell sick with a bad case of common cold that took its toll…

Project notes

As promised in my last entry, I’ll fill you in on how is the project coming along. I assigned myself into this while we were living in a flat near the center of Ljubljana, in a very urban area. We had just renovated our place to meet the needs of a small family, when the…

Finding my tribe and letting go

Weeks ago, in July, I wrote the following in my notebook: Let go of the ‘normal’ world Let go of your own expectations Let go of what (you think) is expected Let go of old ideals Let go of plans and the idea that plans need to be made Though the blog is about the…

It is an ordinary cottage

It’s now been over half a year of running the guesthouse. Something we had to jump into in February having no such experience before. We had somewhat busy lives in Slovenia, working in the film, event, and culture industry. We used to come here during holidays and help out my mother-in-law where needed, but it…