National holidays

National holidays

In the Netherlands people are celebrating »King’s Day« today, unfortunately, another year without people dressed in orange, partying on the…

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Bird watching

Bird watching

Despite the past winter scenes, the birds are busy looking for and making nests, because it is after all April….

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April showers bring May flowers

April showers bring May flowers

A well-known saying for most of you. In the Dutch language, we say »April does what it wants«, meaning you…

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Beautiful places: Lake Bloke and Snežnik castle

Beautiful places: Lake Bloke and Snežnik castle

Today another »beautiful places« blog. I’ll start with lake Bloke (Bloško jezero). It is a good hour’s drive from Ljubljana,…

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The wine cottages of Lisec

The wine cottages of Lisec

Spring is approaching and you can feel and see that! Last Sunday it was a lovely sunny day and Bine…

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Crashed plane

Crashed plane

It is March 9, 1945 when the B-17 of pilot Edward F. Logan, on its way from Austria to the…

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Politeness

Politeness

I think I can safely say that I was brought up “neatly”. I am polite to strangers and when I…

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Burning the hill

Burning the hill

Last Saturday it was that time again. The men from the village were going to burn down the hill that…

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Why Slovenia

Why Slovenia

A few days ago I read a post in the FB group »Expats in Slovenia«. The person in question asked…

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Chopping wood

Chopping wood

According to Bine, the best time to chop wood is now, in the middle of winter. This is due to…

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