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.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Gardening in Slovenia

I watched this video about gardening in my country. Everything that he says is true!
It reminded me that I have to take photos of my vegetables and put them on blog. 

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Hilfe, bitte

I know I have on my blog lots of readers from German speaking countries. Would any of you - who is fluent in German - find half an hour for me over the weekend to check some German grammar for me?

I have been learning German together with a teenage boy...  I have learnt so much just by teaching him!  Now the stuff is getting already a bit difficult for me, so I would appreciate help.

If you can help me I would love to get your contact to:  klara.soncek @

PS: To say thank you I can invite you for delicious coffee and home made apple pie (from the apples from the tree above)... whenever you are driving through my country.

PPS: usually I asked for help a dear bloggie friend of mine. But since she has been busy with her studies I thought I could bother someone else :)

Monday, May 28, 2018

The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, 831/4 Years Old

The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, 831/4 Years Old

“God save me from perfect strangers who feel obliged to chat with us and so transparently barrage us with feigned interest. Loneliness can sometimes feel even worse when you’re with other people.”
Hendrik Groen, The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen

I have just finished reading this diary. I loved it.   It made me think what I want of life when old.  

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Photos from short holidays on the sea

I've just come back from short mini break. We were on the island Krk, Croatia.  Everything was just perfect (except terrible traffic jams to reach it). We even swam in the sea!