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…

Making sense

You know how things that first appear complicated turn out easy, almost self-evident once you get the hang of them? Like kids learning the necessities. Walking, talking, jumping, climbing. Most of us learn to master those skills at some point, and have no trouble with them for the best part of our lives. And you…

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…

Goats and donkeys – masters of slow

It’s the fourth week with our goat kids. They were born 22nd of June, the boy and the girl. We were just starting to celebrate the traditional Finnish Midsummer with a bunch of friends at the lodge. I nipped out to say hello to our mama goat, heavily pregnant, but as I got to her,…

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…