Today my country celebrates 31st birthday.
It seems like yesterday - when we declared independence and immediately after that the Yugoslav army attacked our country. Luckily the war in Slovenia lasted only 10 days. I will never forget watching the images of the bombing and tanks and crying so much, I was scared for my family (I wasn't at home during the war - I was an Au Pair in London that summer). I was just a scared teenager 31 years ago.
But the horrible war in neighbouring Croatia and Bosnia lasted 4 years.
Since the Russian attack on Ukraine I appreciate living in the free independent country even more.
I wish from the bottom of my heart that the people of Ukraine will live in peace and freedom soon again.
A photo: cute ducklings at a beautiful Slovenian alpine lake, photo taken by me