I am being watched while working in my backyard. You always know when it happens. I put my tools on the ground, turn around and there is the onlooker, 2 meters away in the bushes. A Robin. I’d love to be able to tell them apart, but to me they are all the same with their … More The First Fake News in the World of Birds
The first time that I moved to Ireland 11 years ago, I had everything organised upfront. I landed to Dublin around 1PM without luggage that was stuck somewhere on CDG, but the day was sunny and I felt so positively excited that nothing could ruin my mood. On the contrary, it was great to learn … More I’ll Follow My Heart to Ireland
These days I understood for the first time that the English do really live by the motto ‘Keep calm and carry on’. If the horrific Westminster attack had happened in some other country, not only would the media talk about it for ages, but, it would be the talk of the day, actually days, amongst everyone. Here, … More Keep Calm and Carry on!
I grew up in a city on the Croatian coast. Vehicles speeding on the roads were a much more common sound on the 9th floor of the large apartment block, than a birds’ song, but the sea views connected us with the nature. Summers, however, were a completely different story. We’d spend almost 3 months in our seaside village … More A Birdcall
When I hear the word autumn, I think of Japan. Yes, their cherry blossom is the world famous, but the Japanese autumn is my most amazing memory of the vivid, red colours that our Mother Nature can produce, before closing her eyes for the cold months. Happy Autumn, the Northern Hemisphere and look forward to the … More Happy Autumn, Northern Hemisphere!
A play hasn’t made me laugh this much for ages. I was crying with laughter at times and was only laughing during the rest of the play. “La Vérité” by Florian Zeller, translated in English by Christopher Hampton, unfortunately, closed last night at Wyndham’s Theatre in London, but it’ll be a sin if this cast doesn’t bring … More The Truth @ Wyndham’s Theatre in London
3 months ago, Kai, a beautiful, positive 5 year-old child, unable to walk, touched many hearts in the UK with his story and the warmest smile in the world. Due to cuts in the British healthcare system, a short time before he was scheduled for a surgery, which was supposed to enable him to walk, … More Kai will Walk
I have been a market-person since I can remember. All I wished to do when I grow up, was to sell on a farmers’ market. I recall it as if it were yesterday. I revealed to my mum that one day I would enrol on a university for selling on farmers’ market. What a surprise it was for … More Columbia Road – Flower Market in London
Imagine just for a moment that neither time nor money are an issue and you can travel as much as you want. You can live an ‘Eat, pray, love’ scenario. Or, in a less romantic version you have a job with which you move around the world, pack your bags, put the rest in a … More The Rich Homeless
Georgia is a country of big contrasts that made me very puzzled. Just a stroll around its capital Tbilisi, makes it obvious that history didn’t spare the country that lies on the crossroads of Europe and Asia. The city, where a quarter of the Georgian population lives, is trying to get to its previous, 19th century-self, the glam of which is apparent … More A Stroll around Puzzling Tbilisi