July 2020

Last year I spent almost two months in Slovenia, and July was one of them. Here it is in twenty images for my Calendar 2020.










Surprisingly, I spent the entire July in Ljubljana, with only one day-trip to Piran. One night I went to the centre for a protest poetry reading, one night to the street concert by Zajtrk with amore, who came from Italy to join me at the end of the month, and bestia. There were two family birthdays and some meals and chats with friends. I was having regular electro-ultra sound-laser sessions for my calcinated feet, and that was about it.

I was walking bestia around my hood, remembering how I lost the lovely green grandma-knit cardigan in some bushes, my daily 6-minute walk to primary school, my after-school basketball with guys and a rare girl.

When I went to buy ingredients for the cake I made for my sister’s birthday, bestia untied himself and followed me into the supermarket where a cheerful employee brought him to me on the leash and I couldn’t believe my eyes. Apparently a motorcycle starting up near him spooked him so much that he untangled himself and ran into the shop after me. Lucky me!

Here is some of all that in twenty photos for my calendar series. The duo Zajtrk (meaning “Breakfast”) I introduced on my blog when I translated their best song “I’ll make paradise“. This was my first post-pandemic concert and it was beautiful. I love their energy! Guess who sang along the loudest. Here is the song again as the soundtrack for this post.

I wish you culture, art, quality of living, good air, good earth, no solar storms, family. Life.

Previous months of 2020:

July in previous years:

This day in my blogging history

27 thoughts on “July 2020

  1. Manja oh Manja.. are you a storyteller, travel guide, poet, artist or a photographer? you can do so many things so casually and you have this way of sharing that I really admire.
    That VEST made up of ties is really cool!!!

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    1. Aaaah! Thank you for the comment of the month, Just Blue! 🙂 What a lovely group of words you have for me! I’m so glad to be all this to you. I share quite casually, yes. 😉 And the vest idea was dad’s own. Always welcome and we’ll have fun.

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    1. Ahhh, Bojana, this makes me so happy, that you can feel it too how awesome they are, and that you’ve been listening to them! They have an extensive street performance history and it shows. As I say in my post, zajtrk means breakfast. 🙂 But I don’t know why they are called this way. Oh, they have a new album out! Here, just for you. 😉 Even I haven’t listened to it yet. https://zajtrk1.bandcamp.com/album/etev


  2. I love your Father’s tie, and the reflection of the windows in the puddle, and walking down memory lane with you!

    You and Amoré look so handsome and pretty in that image in the Red set.

    Is the pronunciation of the Zaj in Zajtrk the same as my last name? I won’t even begin to try the last three letters…all consonants in English as you know. 🙃😀

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    1. Hahha! Well – I don’t know how you pronounce your last name! 😀 It’s something like “Zai-turk”, with stress on both syllables, like in “breakfast”, which it means. Thank you, Deborah, I love that photo of us. ❤

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    1. Thank you, Sarah. I googled zinnia since I wasn’t familiar with it but then found another flower. 🙂 The one in my photo is Purple Coneflower. I didn’t know its name when I posted, I had a look how it is called in English. I’m glad you like it!

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