Dreaming new dreams

β€œCan you imagine, most of my dreams have come true. I’ve got everything I’ve ever wanted”, I thought to my husband the other night. I’ve said countless times that I want to live in the country, have kids and lots of animals, mainly big dogs and dairy goats. I’ve wanted to drive a Defender since…

Spare time joys

I find myself making plans. For distant future, if any. They might come true, or not. But the moments that I’m not reading (Unlearn, Rewild, or The Complete Buddhism for Mothers, or Home Grown – all fabulously captivating books, by the way), I am drawing a future house. In the forest. Or with a fantastic…

Hello joy, wonder and magic!

There’s a new page in the blog, 2015 project. Like many people, I’m always excited about the new year! I love the empty calendar, the possibilities the year might posses, the freshness. I also tend to look, at least briefly, back on the year past us. Last year we will remember as a time of…

Wacky kind of good

It’s soon two years since we moved to the mountain. I catch my breath thinking of all the things that have changed, all the events we never expected, and all the happenstances that have shaped our family. Living in Bosnia and the mountain is challenging. I’m out of words explaining how it is to live…

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…

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,…

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,…

Seriously, I need a walk

A promise I made myself at the beginning of the year: More time for me. I tend to take the time in the form of dog walking and working. Work means writing, blogging, developing a few new ideas, making plans regarding the guesthouse, and the overall chores related to the guesthouse, of course. All my…

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…