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STYLING A LEATHER JACKET FOR A VISIT TO MEĐUGORJE (BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA)

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Hello dear readers and fellow bloggers! How is life treating you? I didn't get much sleep last night, I'm still struggling with chronic pain. This year hasn't been too kind to me (so fat at least). All the more reason to focus on happy memories and joyful moments. One must find those little things in life one can enjoy. For example, the two of us enjoy making short trips and excursions in our area. Wonderful thing about Mostar , apart from it being an obviously gorgeous city, is the abundance of great destinations in immediate vicinity. It's absolutely amazing how many wonderful destinations are only half an hour drive again.  Last weekend we visited Međugorje (it's quite near Mostar ). We very much enjoyed our visit. Sometimes you don't need much than a nice sunny day and some good will.   Zdravo dragi čitatelji i kolege blogeri! Kako život? Sinoć se nisam baš naspavala, još uvijek se borim s kroničnim bolovima. Ova godina za sada nije bila previše ljubazna pr

A BRIEF EXCURSION ( KRATKI IZLET), A NOVEL BY ANTUN ŠOLJAN (BOOK REVIEW)

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Hello readers! How are you doing? I feel like this is going to be a year of rereading for me. That's how things are heading for now anyway. Today I will review A Brief Excursion , a novel by Croatian writer Antun Šoljan. Published in 1964 in magazine 'Forum', A Brief Excursion is Antun's second novel. This novel focuses on a  loosely connected group of people (who while visiting Istria in the sixties), decide to embark on an improvised excursion in search for long lost frescoes. They are lead by a charismatic character Roko, known for his restless and wandering spirit. Shortly after publication, this short novel was interpreted as an allegory for life under communistic regime. This caused issues for the author Antun Šoljan who was already on thin ice with the communist government because of the speech he gave at the anniversary of Croatian poet Matoš 's death.  I reread this novel two days ago and I'm certainly glad I did for I found new meanings in it. Some wo

ALL BLACK WINTER OUTFIT (SPANISH SQUARE, MOSTAR, BIH)

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 Hello dear readers and fellow bloggers. In this post, I will share an all black outfit with you. I've shopped my closet for this outfit. When your wardrobe is composed of clothing items you love, dressing up is never a chore. It is easy to find new ways to combine the clothing items you're already familiar with and know how to use and wear.  The weather these days is sunny and (sometimes) windy. The wind can be quite strong here so layering is a must. I opted for faux fur accessories for extra warmth, wearing both faux fur leg warmers and a faux fur stole. I just now realized these two items have identical looking black faux fur. That's just a nice confidence,though. I bought these two faux fur items separately. I will share outfit details  below, but first a few words about this lovely location: Spanish Square in Mostar.  Pozdrav dragi čitatelji i kolege blogeri. U ovom postu s vama ću podijelit potpuno crnu odjevnu kombinaciju. Ova potpuno crna kombinacija sastavljena je

THE DISPOSSESSED, A NOVEL BY URSULA K. LE GUIN (BOOK REVIEW AND RECOMMENDATION)

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 Greetings fellow Earthlings! In this post, I will review The Dispossessed , a novel by Ursula K. Le Guin. This Utopian science fiction novel is one of the most critically acclaimed and best known Le Guin's works. Published in 1974, this novel won the Hugo, Nebula and Logus Awards for best novel in 1975. The Dispossessed i s a part of Le Guin's Hainish Cycle, but (like the other books in the Hanish Cycle) it can be read independently from other books.  I've been looking forward to reading this novel for a long time. I was made aware of it years ago, but I didn't actively search for it. Sometimes I like to wait for books to come to me. So far in my life, books have often arrived just in right time for me to be able to fully appreciate them. This cemented a belief in me that as long as I frequent libraries and bookshops regularly, the right book for me will somehow find me. Sure, sometimes it works the other way around and I just look or ask for a book. However, there is