Macro Monday

As we are approaching winter, the birds are partying on the last fruits and berries in our garden. Late blackberries that never got the chance to ripen, and rose hip in their glory.




Thursday’s Special – Pick a Word in June -y3

For the lovely Paula at Lost in Translation – a new word lesson! This time, I had to look up pullulating and victuals. Thank you for the useful knowledge. Interpreted my way.

Pictures from Sweden, Switzerland, New Zealand, Poland and Britain.












Reflective – in the header another interpretation…

WPC: Sweet


Sweets for my sweet, sugar for my honey…

Jam and cupcakes…

And strawberries – the queen of summer!




Nicest Restaurant in Sofia?

During our four days in Sofia, we had some delicious food. Eating Bulgarian was of course a must – and here is a short view of our favourite restaurant!

Hadjidraganov´s Cellars in the centre of Sofia, close to the main street Vitosha, is indeed worth a visit. Excellent Bulgarian food and not expensive at all. Rustic furniture, lovely people and live music in the evenings as well. A must if you visit Sofia!


Cee’s B&W Photo Challenge: Letters Y or Z

Food in B&W? Y? Click here for more!

This has to be a very tasty Yorkshire Pudding – but being in B&W maybe it needs a recipe as well…

…and this is it!

Travel theme: Cook

Warm food is always a treat – be it in the Amazon rainforest or in the cold market of Jokkmokk! Cook!


WPC: Names

Skyr is a delicious Icelandic youghurt that has been a part of Icelandic cuisine for over a thousand years. It is traditionally served cold with milk and a topping of sugar. For a short while Skyr was available in our local food store (after my constant wishing for it…), but as it was rather expensive…I think they did not make enough profit from it…so, Iceland is the only option to get it…

But I love the taste of it and I love its Name!


Amazonas Day Two – On The Napo River

amazonas-och-galapagos-312_copyA foggy morning, but no wind, only the sounds of the rainforest and the river. After a divine breakfast at the lodge by the lake, we started off early heading for the parrot lick.

amazonas-och-galapagos-323_copyUnfortunately the traffic on the Napo River also brings long vehicles for the oil business here…They told us that the oil people are building a road across the Amazon forest. We had read about it, but now we could even see the trailers and the flames. This just makes me feel so helpless…Their government had promised not to give in to big business – but money always wins over nature and our life on this beautiful planet. So far. Maybe one day, when everything is dead and gone…

amazonas-och-galapagos-359_copyFinally the fog lifted, and we could admire the parakeets using the clay to neutralize the poisonous metals in their food. Notice the one hanging upside down!

We continued canoeing to a village on the other side of the river. Here a women’s collective worked to inform about the old ways of living, the life of the Amazon indigenous people and of their cooking, art and craft.

Back to the lodge for some lunch – and then on to our next adventure!

Cee’s B&W Photo Challenge: Store Front Signs

For Cee this week – Rome and a store front window. This store had everything written on the glass only. For more signs, click here.