CFFC: Happy Tili, windows, trios and seats

Today celebrates my friend who was gone from my life for almost thirty years but now is back and was the last friend from Slovenia to visit me in Tuscany together with her pack. Here are chosen together times featuring windows, trios and seats from both my countries.

I realise that not everybody thinks joining several blogging challenges in one post is somehow bad form, which is something I feared. My last Lens-Artists PC post, which answered to five other challenges as our host Tina desired, was warmly received.

This is why today I continue this habit by joining windows for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge and Ludwig’s Monday Window, seats for XingfuMama’s Pull Up a Seat, and Thursday Trios for Mama Cormier even though it’s Friday.

What all today’s photos have in common is that they were taken in 2018 and 2019 while hanging out with today’s birthday girl in: Ljubljana where we met when studying journalism; Bled – in the featured photo taken by amore – where we went on a day trip in 2019 to swim in the lake and hear Larkin Poe play live; and here in Tuscany where she, her Janez and their dog Manči visited us in September 2019.

Let’s go. Windows first.

Next, let’s pull up our seats. One can seat on different surfaces.

And finally some mostly animate trios, just the first one is of food.

Happy birthday, draga Tili, and be well, healthy, happy and wealthy. (The last is relative.) Always welcome back! And there is one nice photo in the memories below as well.

For Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Monday Windows;


for Ludwig’s Monday Window;

for Pull Up a Seat, hosted by XingfuMama;


and for Thursday Trios, hosted by Mama Cormier.

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.

36 thoughts on “CFFC: Happy Tili, windows, trios and seats

    1. Haha, sorry for saying it in English in my post, Sunny. 😉 Clearly you prefer its Slovenian title… Thank you for looking it up! Figovec is an old inn with a long tradition from Yugoslavia times but now it’s been refurbished. The brunch at Tili’s included all sorts of things, including steak tartare.

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      1. Sounds like a high end gourmet brunch! I never have enough confidence in the meat to make tartare. You really need to know they are fresh and safe. Is Figovec still open? I think a trip back to Slovenia is a must!

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  1. What a wonderful collection! Beautifully photographed, with great imagination. Combining topics and challenges is always a good idea. It allows us all to reach into different places, see through the eyes of different artists. You are an outstanding photographer. I am delighted to that we have met. Thank you for joining in!

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    1. Ahh, so many lovely words you have for me, thank you so much, Ludwig. 🙂 I remember taking part in your Monday Window a few times before in my 8 blogging years but not recently. Glad to be back. I love windows and doors almost as much. 🙂

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    1. Ahh, I’m glad you like them, Jo. I loved going through these photos again, so many nice memories. That tapestry covers a windowsill in the restaurant Slovenian House Figovec in the centre of Ljubljana. There were some loud works outside so we preferred to eat indoors even though it was summer.

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  2. My dearest Manja! This is definitly the most beautiful Happy Birthday wish ever!!! You’ve made me cry, darling. Thank you for this touching hommage of our long lasting special connection (as seen in the photo!). I’ll try to keep close to your stunning cammera eye.
    Also, many thanks to all you beautiful people and your best wishes. Blessings & lots of love ❤

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