Two homes

I began my blogging ‘career’ years back, in Finland, with a blog called ‘Kahdessa paikassa’, translates to ‘In two places’. It appeared in a local online newspaper in the countryside and my posts were about living in and loving my two homes: rural Bromarv and Helsinki (capital city of Finland). I moved away from Finland…

Wild April notes

Last time I told you I’d be doing another Rewild Your Life in 30 days challenge with my daughter. It’s an online challenge that encourages one to spend a minimum of 30 minutes per day outside, whether it’s just under the open sky or actually in the wild nature. This was my third time participating,…

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…

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 whatโ€™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,…

One down โ€“ 11 to go

It’s been a month since the start of the project. Cutting down, living green, tuning into slow and simple. It’s been more “successful” than I anticipated. The last three weeks we’ve been staying in Bosnia, up on the mountains, living in a big loghouse heated by wood, surrounded by deep forest. We weren’t planning to…

For the love of books – and sharing

I love books. I really enjoy holding a book, reading one, finding one for the first time. I love the feel of flipping theย pages, the touch of paper, I love to read the back covers, to be in awe of the front cover design. I love to nest in an armchair, with a pile of…

Snow falling on Ljubljana

It’s a Tuesday. Snow’s falling, though it’ll not stay on the ground, not yet, in downtown Ljubljana. Today one cannot see the climate change in action. It seems like a typical December afternoon for Slovenia. Being from the North, I’m loving it, just looking at how the view is transforming, saluting the winter, welcoming the…