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…

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,…

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…

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…

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,…