Blog 2017-08-29T09:34:55+00:00

The Sunflower, folklore says they are a symbol of good luck.

The Sunflower, folklore says they are a symbol of good luck. When we see a sunflower, because of its size of the flower and height of the plant, it does catch your attention. This imposing plant, with its large sun like bloom balancing [...]

By | September 13th, 2017|Food, Gardens, Nature|0 Comments

Mercury, fine lace and natural caves: Slovenia EDEN

Idrija, one of the oldest mining towns in Slovenia. The Mercury Mines, 500 years old legacy of hardship and almost certain early death for the miners while in contrast, the delicate Idrija Lace, a centauries old bobbin lacemaking craft that provided social, creative and [...]

By | July 16th, 2017|Art and Craft, Culture, Nature, Scenery, Travel|0 Comments

Slovenia North West: an Alpine Eden

On my recent visit to Slovenia, my first introduction to this stunningly beautiful landscape was the drive from Ljubljana Airport along the valley between the Italian / Slovenian Alps to the west and the Triglav National Park to the east, finally crossing a twisting over [...]

By | July 3rd, 2017|Activity, Culture, Historical, Nature, Travel|0 Comments

Wild Irish Salmon and Ballyhack Smokehouse

Ballyhack Smokehouse The Irish Wild Salmon have for centuries been returning  from the oceans every year around May to their rivers of origin,  driven by instinct and determination. They fight their way up the rivers against the flow, overcoming obstacles such as weirs and [...]

By | May 31st, 2017|Culture, Food, Nature|0 Comments