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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.

48 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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  3. Fascinating. First of all, I love that first photo of you and your friend, such warmth, it’s so lovely 🙂

    And I learned two things. Firstly, I had no idea it was bad form to squish a bunch of blogging challenges all into one! I’d say that’s another challenge nailed in itself!

    And secondly, I’ve learned that you studied Journalism. For some reason, that seems so fitting and tells me so much more about you, and explains why you generally know everything.

    Finally, loving the photos, especially the ones in Pitigliano, but my favourite is that crack in the rock wall that’s also a window ❤

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    1. Thank you, Sunra Nina. You see lovely, I’m glad. As you can see from my latest posts, bad form or not but I have started to combine challenges most happily. 😀 Yes, I studied journalism as my minor line of studies and English as my major (we call it A and B). Did four years of it but never got my diploma. Life got in the way.

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      1. I went back some 10 years later with the idea for my diploma and most of material for it gathered but learned that I’d need to pay, a lot, to finish. And then I said thank you no thank you. It’s like paying to have a blog. Work hard and pay too??? (Personally speaking.)

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      2. Ha ha! That makes sense. Oh, it costs a limb and a half these days, it’s shocking. My dream is for free education for all, anywhere and everywhere in the world. Education should be free. Especially in countries where children are desperate to go to school and it’s all they wish for. It’s one of the reasons I like teaching.

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