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Friendly Friday decades

Here is a video that Sandy completed a while ago and now I’m sharing her work with you.

Earlier in the year I marvelled at the videos put together for the Bloggers with a View project, for example “Paths around the World” which is compiled from videos sent in by bloggers from all over the world, and you can find it here.

I never take videos, except by mistake when I press the wrong button, but I decided to take part in the next such project. I mean, look at this. Isn’t this how we reach across the globe to each other?

I didn’t need to wait long before Sandy announced “Flashback by decades” as the new Bloggers with a View theme. This time more photos than videos were used and only three participants took part: Amanda, Sandy and me.

My first decade, the 70s, I rounded up for Amanda’s Friendly Friday Back to the Future theme in this post full of father’s amazing photos from my childhood.

Soon after that Sandy joined the distinct, yet universal memories from the 60s and the 70s of the three of us on our three continents most neatly in the video which you can find here.

But Sandy did much more than that. She also made a video for all the decades only for me from the photos that I’d sent her. This is the premiere of the video right here. I thank her profusely for this extra work with many special touches (such at the RIP next to my first boyfriend. He is alive!! :D).

The video is divided into six (!!) decades:

  • The Victorious 70s
  • The Olympic 80s
  • The Independent 90s
  • The 00s – The decade of firsts
  • The 10s – Moving time
  • The 20s – Vision 2020

Two special mentions, with big thanks:

  • My photo of bestia in the header was edited and framed by Ann-Christine a.k.a. Leya.
  • The painting of me included in the video, entitled “Sweet 17”, is a work of Donna Stiles.

And while you’re on my YouTube channel, which I only used for building my playlists before, click on Playlists and explore a wide variety of music that I like and I have now made public. I recommend the four “Svašta” lists. Svašta means all sorts.

This day in my blogging history


Published by Manja Maksimovič

A Slovenian in Italy for love. Blogger, photographer, translator and would-be writer who would be a writer if she wrote. Plus reluctant but emerging poet. Beware.

24 thoughts on “Friendly Friday decades

  1. That flashback video was amazing. Well put together. Wow. Amazing.
    We are the granddaughters … did not burn … loved that.
    Yugoslavia? Love that. I have a dear friend— Vesela who was from there. Lovely human. She came to visit me in Japan once. Love her to pieces.
    Thanks for sharing this. You rock. Woo hoot. 👏

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    1. Ahh, lovely to hear this, Selma. Then I’m sure she has told you what her name means. 😉 I love this video so much as well. Sandy did an extraordinary job. Thanks for looking! I hope you can see Vesela again and that she is as happy as her name.


  2. You’ve got another new blog, Manja?! You are a blogging maniac. Or should I say: Manjiac.😎

    The video is incredible. The effort and care that went into it. Wow. You went through a lot with your country. And here you are still twinkling like a star, Pipi Manja.🙂

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    1. Julieee, so good to see you here! Yes, indeed, I’ve had it since the start of August. I keep filling them up. I agree, Sandy did a masterful job with this one. And I love it how you call me. 🙂 Hope you’re fine and ready for new adventures!

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  3. Wow, Manja – what a gorgeous video! Sandy is such a sweet person – and clever, and smart. So not surprised she did it for YOU. And how kind of you to set the bestia photo – all your work – with the little framing by me. I simply loved your Pippi or Pipi! You looked just like her in the movies. And you are not unlike her in clever thinking, pranks and reality. ♥

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    1. Ahhh, Leya, this is so good to hear! Pippi (in Slovenia she is Pika Nogavička) was my first role model. Only now I see how much of her I carry with me. Yes, Sandy is all that you say and very skilled as well. She did this one for me only completely on her own will. Thank you and thanks to her.


  4. Glad to see all the great feedback on the video Manja. I have to say that you made it all possible by your selection of photos and tag lines. It made building a video story around your story so much easier. This was a great collaboration and I have just as much fun watching & re-watching it as you do. Bravo!

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