A garden surprise of a kind

It’s been three years since I’ve lived in the countryside. Not extremely long, I agree, yet when we still had snow on the ground I was incredibly impatient to start gardening. For years I’d been dreaming about a wildflower field of my own. The house that I used to live in, back in Finland, had…

Road trip thoughts

A few days ago we drove from Sarajevo to Ljubljana and back. Some 550 kilometers oneway, that takes far more time than the distance indicates. The highway is short in Bosnia, most of the journey is driven on ordinary roads that roll by villages and small towns. Our Defender rumbled between the lorries and the…

On the mountain we shall be

Firstly, sorry for the long silence. There is a reason: I asked in the latest post “What if what’s being thrown at me now, is really me?” As you may notice, the title of the blog has slightly changed. Initially this was meant to be about life in Ljubljana, Slovenia, but as it turns out,…

Living the slow moments

It’s been a week on the mountains. Time to write about slow. Since that’s what this is. Slow. Quiet. Still. We put fire on the fireplace and the kitchen stove. We feed the animals, cook for ourselves, bring more wood in. We play with the baby, carry her around, read books with her, put her…