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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. 

I am back :)

I guess some of you are wondering why was I away for so long and maybe you even assumed that I was done with blogging. The truth is,I was dealing with some personal problems so I didn’t really want to blog. To cut things short; I’ve had lots of exams I had to take (some of them were really tough on me), I got ill from not taking care of myself and to top it all I found out that my boyfriend (of 6 years- yup, you’ve read it right) cheated on me with a girl that I know.  After all that, my anxiety kicked in big time and I though I was going to end up in hospital. Luckily, I managed to pull myself together enough to pass the hardest exam I’ve had this year and then I postponed some other ones and decided to take a break. My family rented a gorgeous flat in a villa for few days so that we could rest a bit and recharge our batteries.

Now,let’s get to some more positive and more interesting things:

The place we visited is called Opatija and it is located in the western Croatia (three hour drive from where we live). It is a small coastal town that was founded before the 15th century and first mention in 1453 as a settlement of around 30 homes and a church (The Benedictine Abbey of St. Jacob). The town and the surrounding area was built in its etirety under the Austro-Hungarian empire. They built villas, hotels and most importantly a beautiful 12 km promenade called Lungomare. Not to bother you with  any more history haha, I will show you some of the photos I took during our stay there.

This is the garden in front of the villa. We had a private exit to the promenade and the beach (it was amazing!) :

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The view from the balcony:

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Just a small part of the Lungomare promenade and the sea:

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Some of the stone “doorway” on Lungomare:

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I hope you enjoyed these photos and I hope that you don’t take it against me that I haven’t really read your blogs because I plan to compensate for it by reading them all at once 😀

Stay happy 🙂

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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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Spring and blossoms

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The weather here is ever-changing; it can go from spring in the morning to bitter winter in the night.

The sight of blossoming trees and colorful meadows,however, stays unchanged.

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In my free time, I am (re)reading A Dance with Dragons to prepare myself for Winds of Winter (which I hope will be released rather sooner than later) 😀

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Also, I have been accepted into the university choir which is a big deal for me because of my stage fright (you can imagine how scared I was to sing in front of everyone at the audition). We have rehearsals in the evenings,which I quite like.

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Last week has been mentally and physically exhausting (I barely slept 3 hours per night) due to some unpredictable events. So I am grateful to be alive this weekend 😀

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I hope you are all doing well and enjoying this early spring 🙂