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,…

Your people, your tribe

In your everyday life, how often do you realise the value of friends? The topic isn’t sexy, I know. And when life’s full of kids, work, dinner cookings, and car repairs friends aren’t always at the top of the list. But really, the fact that it can be so, is part of the beauty of…

Why green Slovenia isn’t Green?

During the weekend I watched Krzysztof Kieślowski’s trilogy, Three Colors, once again. It got me thinking of colours and politics. According to Wikipedia Mr. Kieślowski’s films’s blue, white, and red refer to the French flags colours. The story of each film is loosely based on one of the three political ideals in the motto of…

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…