Oct 15, 2017

Autumn day

It was the most pleasant autumn day today, the kind that we didn't get to enjoy so often this year. Pleasantly warm and sunny, but there is no doubt that autumn is in full swing. It seems that only few weeks ago I was admiring the spring flowers, and today I picked the last of the wild roses from the bush in our garden. I trimmed the bush, put away the garden furniture. Cut the grass, perhaps for the last time this year. Raked the leaves, definitely not for the last time.

The bright geraniums that were decorating my windows since early summer had to be replaced with more cold resistant plants - I picked heather - just like one season has to give way to another and that one to another still. 

And here they are, the last of this year's wild roses. We will have to wait until next year before we can enjoy their beauty again. But this is how it works in life. The roses will be here next year again, equally fragrant, equally beautiful.

May 8, 2017

White spring

If there is one sight I will never get tired of, it is the view of blossoming trees in the spring. White or pink, some in full bloom, looking like beautifull giant bouquets some only waiting for their time to come.

I coldn't resist to take some of the blossoming branches home with me. They won't last long of course, few days maybe, just like the ones ouside. But then, as they say, some things are more precious because they don't last long.

Apr 1, 2017

The first run

I don't know about you, but I can not run outside in cold weather. I easily catch a cold that can last for weeks. But the cold days are over it seems, so this evening I went for the first run of the year. On such a warm Saturday evening, even in spite of the late hour, there were still plenty of people around: walking their dogs, biking, fishing.
Surprisingly, it wasn't such a struggle as I expected it to be after not running for quite a while. To take up running again is one of the things I want to do this year. I want to get back into the shape I was before I had to stop. Maybe even better. I have to, and I want to, and I will. Watch me.

Feb 10, 2017


I am so hopelessly late with this post. Where does the time go? The new year is not so new anymore. This year will be so different than all the years before. Full of new trials, challenges, new experiences. And new opportunities to improve. Do you make New Year's resolutions? I do. Nothing original, I suppose: to do more for my health, more for others, read more books, be more active, more patient, more kind - to become a better person basically. And perhaps a few more post on my blog. Let's see...

Apr 26, 2016

Giving up coffee

This is not the kind of things I would normally share on my blog but I couldn't help it. It popped up on my Facebook wall today and it just made me smile. I have been following Akward Yeti for some time now, and Heart, Brain and Stomach are among my favorite characters. I hope this comic brightens this cold spring day for you too...
Giving up coffee...I mean really...:)

Giving up coffee

Apr 6, 2016

Bare necessities: sunglasses

I don't own many designer items. Most of my clothes, accessories and household items come from high street or second hand shops and they serve me just fine. But I am also willing to spend a little (or a lot) more on good quality designer items - when buying something I want to keep for long time and I know I will get a lot use out of. My sunglasses are from Ralph Lauren. I bought them in a duty free shop about 8 or 9 years ago and they did cost me a quite lot more than the sunglasses I owned before. But the investment paid off. Because I am so clumsy I dropped them a hundred times over the years but unlike the cheaper sunglasses I had before they stayed intact and without scratches. And I do get a lot of use out of them. My eyes can be a bit sensitive, so I wear sunglasses all year round, in summer and in winter, in the town and in the country, when sunbathing and when skiing...they are just one of those items I carry in my handbag or suitcase whenever I go. 

Mar 27, 2016