nedelja, 24. marec 2013

Five facts about me

It was another crazy week last week and I regret that I couldn't comment on any of your stories yet, I haven't written anything yet and I didn't manage to write additional posts on the theme of Laugh.
This post will be quite short as well and thank you for bearing with me and for posting such great stories.
1. I was born at home in the very house where I live now. In 1967 this was very uncommon but my mother decided she didn't need a hospital. All my life I disliked this village and was sure I would leave it as soon as I could. Well, I didn't live here during my studies but then I returned, got married and at present I like the house, the village and the life we live.
2. I don't have anything special to take if I leave the house. If I drive, I have to take my glasses which I never wear at home so this causes quite a lot of jogging up and down the stairs as I  usually start the car and find out that the world around me is in fact a blur.
3. The biggest and most positive influence is my eldest sister who is 16 years older than me. She is one of the nicest people I know. My mother was 42 when I was born so my sister was  a sort of second mother to me, much nicer and more patient than the real one.
4. My five seconds of fame were in 2010 when I wrote a book of English exercises with my best friend and colleague for a Slovenian publishing house. It is for 14-15 year-old students who are very good at English and want to make more progress. It was exhausting but so wonderful when the book was out. It is still a great feeling when students open the book and are amazed when they see who wrote it.
5. My oldest piece of clothing is the t-shirt in the photo. I bought it in 1985 in the south of France. I went backpacking around Europe with two  friends but two of our backpacks were stolen at the very beginning in Italy. We used part of the money to buy some clothes and simply went on carrying everything in a "Monoprix" plastic bag. We couldn't go to the UK because of money but we spent more time in France, Austria and Germany. I still wear the t-shirt from time to time and it still isn't falling apart.

Have a nice week, hope the snowstorms didn't cause you too much trouble.
Kristina

torek, 12. marec 2013

Laugh


This week is such a treat - I love laughing and what's more I think English sense of  humour is the best. Anna, thank you, I'm sure our posts will brighten our dull and / or hard days.
The first thing I thought about when I read the post was Shaun the Sheep. It's brilliant and if we watch it all together I laugh the most - my daughters often start rolling their eyes and saying "Well, mum.... ".


And to be completely up to date I'm adding the neighbourhood view. It's still muddy and wet but I managed to do it.

Have a nice week,
Kristina

petek, 08. marec 2013

Kitchen march view


The weather is dull today but I love the colour of the river. I wanted to add the neighbourhood view as well but it's too muddy today so I'll do it at the weekend.
Have a nice weekend,
Kristina

sreda, 06. marec 2013

March view

My March view photo is almost identical to the February one! There is even more snow! Or rather was because that was two days ago. It's raining today and I came home too late to take a good photo of the kitchen view for the next prompt as it was too dark.
Well, I think it's time to show you my January pages. I enjoyed making them but then I wasn't sure if I liked them at the end. Now I must have my newer photos printed  and try again. I have a special folder and that is something important and new. The few scrapbook pages I've made during the last years are just kept in a pile somewhere. I decided on A4 format because of the size of the folder.


The white paper with black dots is really a pocket where I put two photos taken later in January.

my kitchen view on a sunny day


The first photo is glued on a "flap" that opens to reveal another view on a snowstorm day.

The first neighbourhood photo also....
... hides another one taken a bit closer.

Have a wonderful week,
Kristina

petek, 01. marec 2013

Week 9 - quotation




“ Look closely. The beautiful may be small”  ~ Immanuel Kant
My brain was on holidays so I needed the whole week to find something small and beautiful. It is sunny today after a long time but the snow hasn't melted yet so I took the photos in the house.  I find the small daffodils and tulips as beautiful as my dying hyacinth. 
Have a nice weekend.