This little girl is me

She was so serious. She wanted to be a detective (not enough crime in her country), a writer (pending), a movie director (in a parallel life). But what she really wanted was to live by the sea. Here it is, 1.8 km away. Hold on to your books. Have your priorities straight. Always talk backContinue reading “This little girl is me”

Through Crystal’s eyes

All today’s photos were taken by Crystal during her and Pedro’s discovery of my two countries, Italy and Slovenia, in the first week in September. It is with gratitude and big thanks that I’m posting these glimpses from our one week together which proved that things happen if you make them happen, first by ideaContinue reading “Through Crystal’s eyes”

Getaways with Flavia

She has this category on her blog and it’s the best it could be: Getaway with Manja. We had twelve such since December 2019 when we first met for real in Rome. Then first pandemic got in the way and now she is moving far away for a year. I often say that blogging bringsContinue reading “Getaways with Flavia”

The story of a camera

This is the most palpable example of how blogging ripples. Not only you get the best people into your life, sometimes they bear astonishing gifts. All photos in this post are by Liz Pettit at Fetching the World. The new old camera, the wonderful past week, and the three quotes in this post are byContinue reading “The story of a camera”

September 7

I had prepared a draft post for every day my visitors were with us, and this is the last post that I have in my drafts. This means that Crystal and Pedro are off to new pastures – first the ones in Venice – while amore, bestia and I have just returned home to Tuscany.Continue reading “September 7”

Vámonos!

Taken with the new used camera Nikon DX in Sovana, with big thanks to the woman in the picture. Instead of zoom it has antizoom and I’ll have to buy a lens for it, but other than that it’s a wicked toy. It immediately made me not just click any more. It’s the little blackContinue reading “Vámonos!”

Here and now

As I’m off to meet my incoming friends at the airport, here is what they will see when they get here. I may like posting greens and blues, but here and now Tuscany looks like this. Yesterday it didn’t start right, since their first flight was cancelled. I cannot imagine how this must have felt.Continue reading “Here and now”

Our Saturday, again

It’s been ten months but finally we managed to have another Saturday together, Flavia and I. Sea walking, lunch, a new town, gelato, laughs and chatter… exactly what we both needed. It didn’t start well since just as I arrived in Cerveteri, our meeting place, I saw Flavia’s message: “Do not come! Dead battery!” LuckilyContinue reading “Our Saturday, again”

Blurs

Here is a collection of unintentional blurs that I find too interesting to delete. Best to gather them together like this and pretend to be an artist. But first, look what a wonderful video Sandy put together of the early years of her, Amanda and me. Find it in her today’s post. There will beContinue reading “Blurs”

Home victory

As the Olympic Games were closing and the nation awaited the nearly victorious final four basketball team at the airport, I won instead of them. They might have lost their last two games for a medal, but they still lifted the nation of Slovenia so much that I refused to be defeated, unlike and insteadContinue reading “Home victory”

Prepost

As there is a preseason, this is a prepost. This blog starts tomorrow, today just a few photos to show the strength of this theme called Shawburn. It is good to make your photos fullblown or fullwidth, as they call it on WordPress. First, the blog’s icon, chosen for its yellowness. And here is aContinue reading “Prepost”

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