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Hello all 🙂

Here are some snippets I’ve taken recently that I want to share with you.

Currently,I am trying to prepare myself for 10k,15k run and eventually for a half marathon. I am not sure how much you are interested in running,but I may try to keep an update on this blog.

I’ve been a runner for 8 years now (but I’ve become a serious runner in the last 3-4 years) and I usually run every day. I run because it helps me with stress and anxiety and I just love it! But recently,lots of people are inviting me to do all kinds of races. A friend of my family is organising a race in my hometown and he specifically invited me to attend. Therefore, I began with race preparations.

Now,I’ve never fussed about timing or how many kilometres I make, I always ran how much I liked (one day it could be 2km, the other 12). So this preparations are quite new to me. I have to adapt my diet(even though I mostly eat healthily and my family insists on eco,no gmo food) and my exercise. I have to admit,apart from running or biking, I hate to work out haha. I dislike the gym, the slow exercises and anything with weights. But, in order to get faster without any injuries, you have to follow a workout plan. Yikes. I will keep you updated,as I am just getting started. If you want to know how I will get in better running shape, let me know and I will post about it 🙂

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Summer camomile field
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Delicious “Oreo ice” pancakes. Nutella + oreo cookies + walnuts + ice cream! YUM
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Gorgeous boletus mushrooms
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Marija Bistrica hill 
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Homemade sour cherry and vanilla pudding strudels. 

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Leafy home

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Our town has 9 lakes and a huge forest that surrounds them. There is a pathway across the forest which leads you to the viewpoint from which you can see the whole town and even the border of the neighbouring country. Along the way, you can see lots of wooden signs with historical stories and legends which are really really interesting to read! My brother and I went for a walk and we actually planned to go all the way up to the viewpoint,but the weather got progressively worse ( as you will see in the photos haha) so we hurried back home not finishing our route. But I promise you, once the weather here gets better, I will post far more photos 🙂

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Wild flowers

To see a World in a Grain of Sand

And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,

Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand

And Eternity in an hour.

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Hello 🙂 I am sorry for not posting in such a long time (and thus completely failing with my 2016 goals) but my inspiration is at all time low. I do post photos from time to time on my Instagram account (check me out: rorypaw) but I haven’t managed to write a single word of my story yet. So for those few of you who do read it,I am sorry. But there are some things in store for my blog for which I am very excited about. It takes time to arrange everything but I hope you will like it 🙂

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Sunday- the roadtrip part 2

As you know,yesterday my family and I had a little roadtrip to Zagorje where we visited a Marian sanctuary and the Trakošćan castle.

The Trakošćan castle is located in the north of Croatia and has been built in 13th century. Since then it has been remodelled and more rooms were added by the noble families living there. The most recent family who lived there were the Drašković family,who remodelled the castle in neo gothic style in 19th century to fit the romantic architecture of the time. The castle has been in the property of Croatia since 1950 when the last of Drašković family left the residence. Since then it has been turned into a musem.

Before you start to look at the photos, open the link and play the music for better mood: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mceXgDVmFUs    🙂

If you ever come to Croatia,make sure to visit all parts of it and not just the Adriatic coast because it has so much more to offer,especially if you love nature and history. Trakošćan castle is good example of what you could be missing out on.

Little church in the forest, located right across the castle:

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The road to the castle (sorry for the black and whit filter, something got messed up with the colour) :

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Feet as a proof hahah :

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The castle fort :

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The road that leads up to the castle :

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Entrance to the castle grounds:

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Looking back from the entrance:

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And feet of course:

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The dungeons:

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When you enter the castle there is a little turret from which you can see the lake:

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20151115_142832      The stairs to the second floor :

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Little stone bench  from which you can see the forest:

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The second floor hall:
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Feet as proof:

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Details, the private library, salon and more:

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The portraits:

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The family tree (Harry Potter anyone?) :

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The hall and the matching stairs:

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Decoration above the door:

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Beautiful detailed closet:

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The salon:

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Beautiful wall decorations:

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Golden wall candle holder :

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Paper model of the castle:

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Little church in the forest as seen from one of the many castle windows:

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View from the taller turret:

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Another portrait:

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Ladies salon:

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Above the inner garden:

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Outside the castle:

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The lake:
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Castle Trakošćan in all its glory:

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I hope you’ve enjoyed the photos at least half as much as I enjoyed visiting Trakošćan 🙂

© Roberta Pavić

Autumn photos

I have been quite busy with my exams so I did not have the time to publish another chapter and I am really sorry.

I will publish it as soon as I can. 🙂

For now,I have a few photos which I would like to share with you. I took those photos for my Instagram account,so I hope you will enjoy them 🙂

Summer in our garden:

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Early autumn weather:

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Autumn fruit harvest from the vineyards:

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Mushroom picking in the forest. These particular mushrooms are boletus. I found quite a lot of them actually. Now they are drying and later will be used for delicious winter soups.

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