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…

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…

One down – 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…