1th of may. It is one of my favorite days in the year. It is holiday and all of the people want to go outside, make a BBQ, drink and enjoy. It doesn’t matter if it rains. Nooooo……It is funny because most of the people in Serbia do not spend time in nature except on this day. And all of the “famous” picnic places are completely full. But this year we managed to find a nice quiet spot at coutryside, at my friend Maja’s summer house (the village of Kremna). It was girls’ party with cider, beer, barbecue and a lot of girls’ (neverending) chatter. It was WHOA …..just perfect….just what I needed.
On this photo i am lying on a small bridge. It is a teeny tiny suspension bridge, a little scary, but it is OK when you lay down. Our food was on the one side of the river and the center of the party (with drinks) was on another, so the bridge was hot-spot. We have crossed it so many times, which started to feel a little scary after a few drinks………..
So it is easier to lay down for a while……to have a rest and wait a little for a new boost of courage. 😀
So this is the villa at our new ranch. Classy, isn’t it? We have 4 TVs, you know.
No really, object is in bad condition. It would have been better if it didn’t exist at all, but what can we do. It was somebody’s bad (and unfinished) idea. And it is full of all kinds of trash (including 4 TVs). People from the village are now coming and asking us to take some stuff, and my parents are very happy about that, they just want to get rid of the clutter.
Anyway, it is a bit spooky and interesting. There is one big “window” (big hole), but it provides THE MOST WONDERFUL VIEW. And the most wonderful sunset. I hope that this photo can show you dark and messy inside, as opposed to lovely, wide and light outside. And me in the middle.
My parents have purchased a land (AKA ranch), near to our hometown. They felt that they have a large amount of energy and they have decided to start doing agriculture. They will grow fruit, probably pears, walnuts, hazelnuts, maybe cherries…there are plenty of ideas. But before they enjoy the fruit of their work, they need to get everything ready.
People usually complain:”We had to start everything up from zero level.” Here…maybe in dreams. The goal for this spring was to REACH THE ZERO LEVEL. The land was neglected for many years, and overwhelmed with wild plants, blackberries, spikes, bushes, small trees etc. They have worked REALLY (but I mean REALLY) hard for two weeks. The whole place looked like the Sleeping Beauty’s castle, before the spell was broken. But with a few tough guys, with many strong and hard-working hands, loads of good will and many, many liters of beer, they managed to break the spell. And here is me, on one happy Sunday. I am contributing the whole project. I was so delighted to work outside after many endless hours in my office. I recommend this to everyone, especially people who spend a great deal of time by computer. Your eyes, your brain and your body will be grateful. Because I am convinced that man is not designed to sit on ass and stare at monitor all day long.
However, when you work hard, it is important to make a break, as well. With coffee, if possible. Place cups at (natural) table, like mine. Listen to birds singing. Breathe. Smile. That’s better.
P.S. Don’t be afraid, we haven’t cut all the wood here, we just made some space clear for new fruit. We have a big forest, with a water spring as well. And villa (a kind of). And did I mention the view? The place is at the top of the hill, positioned towards the west. The best sunset ever. And it is windy, sometimes….sounds like the ending of “Wish you were here.” One word: WONDERFUL!