Sunday, July 15, 2018


During the football match my husband got an email from his favourite pen-friend showing the map which country supports which team. It made us laugh :)

Our neighbours didn't win today, but also the second place is an awesome result.

I know that most of my readers haven't been to Croatia, so here is the official tourism link: 

Croatia has always been my favourite holiday destination.

Photo taken in the south of Croatia (Dalmatia, island Brač), few years ago: 


I have just returned from short holidays on the Croatian coast. Photo attached. 
It was great to watch football match Croatia - England in Croatia. 
I don't  have time to write.  The final match has just started :)
Go, Croatia, go!! 


Saturday, July 7, 2018

New blog in French: Des meandres aux etoiles

I am very happy to share with you that my lovely French friend (that I met in Paris in June) has just started to write a blog:

(translation of the blog title: From the meanders to the stars) 

She will be happy if you leave a comment on her blog.

If you don't speak French - this is not a problem at all. Google translator is a great help. 

Saturday, June 23, 2018

J'ai beaucoup de chance

I have just come back home from beautiful Paris, from some work related meetings.  I did have a day there just for me. I loved walking around.The more I know Paris, the more I love it.

The highlight was meeting a new friend that I met through my blog. She is French, she doesn't live in Paris and she just happened to be here, also for work.  (btw: she is planning to start writing her own blog, in French. As soon as she starts, I will share with you link to her blog).

It was just lovely meeting her.

And if it wasn't for the train strike, I would  meet another friend, my dear Kaymet. 

I felt so connected with the world... just because I didn't decide to be locked alone into the lonely world of childlessness. Instead I decided that to start writing my own blog and reach out to people.


*J'ai beaucoup de chance  = I am lucky  : )


I was learning French for four years in high school. I understand a lot, but I can not speak. It is on my wish list to learn it more. So I was very proud when I ordered in Paris: "Je voudrais une quiche végétarienne, s'il vous plaît." and they understood me. This is the delicious pie that I got:

Monday, June 11, 2018

Eating healthy

My husband and I don't earn a lot of money. But we have something that many of the richest people on earth don't have: plenty of fresh organic food which is completely free.

I took this photo on Saturday:
- lettuce: from my garden
- bluberries and chanterelles:  picked by me in a beautiful forest
- zucchinis: from my granny's garden (mine are only starting to grow now)
- terragon: from my garden
- cherries: picked by mom on a neighours' tree
- raspberries: picked by mom on her garden
- eggs: from my uncle's hens

I feel very rich  :)

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Finding joy beyond childlessness

I have just read Pamela's post about the book "Finding joy beyond childlessness":

I haven't read it yet, I am looking forward to reading it in winter.

I loved the quote from this book:
“I use the term childless here. To be honest I hate it and it’s not a label I claim. It seems bizarre to define ourselves by something we don’t have, but to date I haven’t found anything better and it’s what many people search for online, so I use it with reluctance. Some say that in time you get to a place where you call yourself childfree. I don’t. To me childfree describes those who made a conscious choice not to have children. Childless describes those of us who wanted to be a mother and when it didn’t happen, struggled to come to terms with our life. You thought that motherhood was your path, and now that it’s not going to happen you don’t know who you are in the world.”

I loved Pamela's 6-word memoir: "Shattered Life Creates Unexpectedly Beautiful Mosaic". 

Here is my 18-word memoir:

"This is not the life that I planned, but no other life would I like to have more."

Friday, June 8, 2018

A baby in our apartment

First of all: I miss having time for writing my blog & reading other blogs. This will change in autumn, when the building process of our house will be finished.

Few weeks ago I wrote about the pregnant woman who came to see our apartment. As it turned out she wasn't pregnant, but she was then two weeks after giving birth.  (luckily I didn't ask any silly questions). She loved the apartment so much that within two days they called and offered a good price.

We signed the contract and the couple has already paid the first 10 % of the agreed amount.  I am very happy with the selling process, how smoothly everything goes. I hope it stays this way all the way to the end.

Today the buyer visited me for the very first time with few week-old-baby girl.  I am happy that finally there will be a baby in this apartment.  I am sure she will have a very happy childhood here.

The visit didn't hurt me.  It feels good, knowing how far in the healing process I have come already.