Tuesday, March 30, 2010

My Host Family

Here at last! In Canterbury.
My host family is very friendly. Danas kavicu možemo popiti sa njima.
Andrew i Kate su simpatični domaćini, oboje su znanstvenici, 
ona je vrsna kuharica, a on zaljubljenik u vrtlarstvo. 
Sin Harry (9) i kćerka Rosie (11) i mačak Cornflake nisu na slici. 
U pozadini, iza Andrewa, je mapa Velike Britanije na kojoj su označili mjesta 
kroz koja su prošli na ljetovanju prošle godine. 
Četiri tjedna su kružili Engleskom i Walesom i spavali u šatoru.
Andrew je upravo dobio otkaz i veliku otpremninu u firmi kao višak radne snage.
I kod njih je kriza. Ali, on već zna čime bi se volio baviti u budućnosti i time zarađivati za život. 
 Pa da bacimo pogled u njihov vrt i vidmo što je do sada uspio napraviti u vlastitom gardenu.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Take drugs and keep calm

This is for the rest of my family because they are all chocoholics, and I am not.

I don't know if there is a poster KEEP CALM AND HAVE ASENTRA, that would be something more appropriate for me.
I don't need no walls around me, I don't need no drugs to calm me!
Well, it doesn't work for me.
If I don't have my daily dosage, it's usually ...



Wednesday, March 24, 2010

hi again

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


Boje na ovoj slici me uvijek razvesele. 
Pogledaj samo te vesele kaliće na zidu, dođe mi da prekopiram ideju kreativne Rubbyellen, 
koja svoje dvije kćerkice odgaja na tako lepršav, bezbrižan i kreativan način, da je to za diviti se. 
Da li smo mi svoju djecu tako odgajale kad su bili ovako mali? 
Ova mlada majka sve to lijepo dokumentira na svom blogu Cakies
puna je inspirativnih ideja, ima svoj shop na internetu, 
dobro šije, kćerkice su joj preslatke, muž zgodan, a svaki dan zabavan.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Sensa vikend

Vratila sam se sa svog antistresnog vikenda. Vježbala sam jogu, pilates, kupala se u bazenu, jela predivnu hranu, učila igrati golf, sudjelovala u zanimljivim workshopovima - lijepo ispunjen vikend u hotelu Golf Spa Resort u Svetom Martinu.

Workshopove držali:

Tatjana Divjak, life&business coach

Mirko Vragović, vlasnik centra za relaksaciju Oraveda

Dino Šket, voditelj Rejuvenation Centra

Petra Carmichael, instruktorica joge u studiju Divya

Mirela Anić, instruktorica pilatesa u studiju Body&Mind

Tatjana Divjak:

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


see you

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

I want

Today was one of those days when something takes a wrong turn and goes into a direction you don't want it to go. So, how it all started? Step by step.
A few weeks ago a friend of mine talked me into going to 3rd SENSA weekend  that was going to be organised in a woderful Spa and Golf resort in St Martin's. She had already attended 2nd SENSA weekend in Split and she said it was a truly inspiring experience. What is  SENSA weekend?  It is a weekend where you try to get rid of everyday stress in a luxurious environment of  a many stars******** hotel. Attending yoga and pilates classes and workshops about Chinese philosophy of five elements, talking to a life and business coach, splashing in a swimming pool or whirlpool, taking your first golf lesson, eating healthy food.... all this should bring you closer to your inner self, relax you, recharge your batteries and bring you back to your tedious tiny life refreshed and like new!
As it sounded just the right thing for me to experience, I booked my place. Friday 19/03 to Sunday 21/03. And just to mention that I have wanted to visit St Martin Spa for years and I have never had the chance, so it seemed as a God's sign.
A friend of mine suggested taking our husbands and children with us and making it a family weekend but I swiftly and pronouncedly refused such a nebulous idea.  I would probably be so stressed out after such a family happening that not even another sensa weekend could take away the stress. Eventually, she is coming to St Martin  with her husband and a younger child, and I am coming alone.
Then, the day before yesterday, I got to know that my morning shift at school had been changed into afternoon shift for the whole week, including Friday - the day I planned to travel. It was due to some state exams, and it really affected all my plans as well as my timetable at the private school where I also teach.

Ending of the story:
I had so many problems finding a replacement for my classes, getting a day off and leaving ....

I would need a few sensa weekends to get rid off the stress I got, talking to my headmistress, explaining to her why I needed a day off.

Did it pay off? Read here.

Monday, March 15, 2010


Whenever I come across a photograph of the room with some brick walls, I HAVE TO copy paste it.
I have quite a few of them, which I would like to share with you. 
They have been collected in a longer period of time, so I don't know their sources. 
I like brick walls in all colours:
 design sponge

 the selby

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Nered, nered, everywhere

Gospođica je dotjerana izletjela van, a za njom ostaje

Ne...., mene to ne smeta, mene to ne smeta, mene to ne smeta...

ja sad idem popiti kavu, recimo ovdje...

Možeš se pridružiti, ako ti se sviđa.

Saturday, March 13, 2010



Are you fond of Modern Art because it is so colorful and so simple that you think 
you can draw or paint the picture yourself? 
Have you ever taken a photograph of a modern, simple painting thinking: 
As soon as I find some spare time I'm going to paint this picture myself. 
I know it would be stealing and forging, not a nice thing to do, especially not from the artist's point of view. The idea is what counts, even if it is simple. 
But somehow, whenever I see a very simple painting that I like, 
I have a wish to paint it myself. 
It usually stays a wish, so far I have copied just one painting and hang it in my hall. 
I will maybe show you the picture of it although, I am a bit embarassed that anybody finds out 
I've made a forgery. 
Look at these beautiful pictures, they would do my walls so shiny and bright!
And painting them would bring me back to my Art lessons in Primary School.

Friday, March 12, 2010

You Will Never



Dover Street Market is a shop to go if you are a real fashionist. 
Designers clothes you can see there are the masterpieces, works of art.
Concept and Direction of this shop is made by a Japanese designer Rei KAWAKUBO, who says:
"I want to create a kind of market where various creators from various fields gather together and encounter each other in an ongoing atmosphere of beautiful chaos:
the mixing up and coming together of different kindred souls who all share a strong personal vision.
I would like for DSM to be the place where fashion becomes fascinating."



Thursday, March 11, 2010

London Again

I am so frustrated right now! I was writing the post for half an hour and it was almost done. Then - click- Something happened, it disconnected and I couldn't believe my eyes - my post was gone and lost! And it was just when I was praising  the Internet and new technology and all the wonders of the modern world! So, what was I writing about? I spent a few hours surfing, clicking and staring at the monitor, in search of a reasonably priced hotel in central London. I was after cheap accomodation, a safe and clean room, plus a good breakfast to start me going in the morning. I don't want to spend a lot of money on accomodation as I need a room just to sleep in. Finally, I found a good one, I hope. I will tell you what it's like when I get back.

One day, when I grow into a woman of money and style, I will stay in a small boutique hotel in East London called 40 WINKS. It has only two bedrooms and it is owned by a designer David Carter. So, this down there IS NOT the bedroom I booked for my visit to London this year, but it is on my wish list for the years to come.

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

London Calling Again

As you can see, I love alternative colorful markets so Camden Lock Market is on my itinerary whenever I take the group of pupils to London. We always take a walk from Regents Park along the canal and spend a few hours browsing, enjoying the lively atmosphere and staring at funny looking creatures. The girl dressed in a boring, normal outfit in the last photo is Filipa, my daughter.

Monday, March 08, 2010


London Calling

Što šopingholičarke, moje vrste, trebaju  obići u Londonu pogledaj

Sunday, March 07, 2010

London Calling

I've been counting down the days to my trip to London. Actually, I 'll be attending a seminar "Creative Methodology" at the Pilgrim's course in Canterbury. Six days in Canterbury, plus a few days in London. I've already been in London a lot of times, taking schoolchildren on sightseeing excursions, but this time it will be a wholy new experience. For the first time I will be completely on my own, with all the time in the world on my hands to see and visit whatever I choose. Therefore I have already started to create my own itinerary.  I have decided to stay away from all the tourist sights I usually have to cover when going with a group. This time it will be a time travel down the memory lane as I intend to visit some places I used to worship back in the 80s, when I was working in London as an au pair.
So here are some things I will certainly not miss this time:


Dressed to lay the table

A little fashion corner
Filipa the Fashionist

So my thoughts are.... that no matter what you are about to do (wash the dishes, lay the tabe) or where you are going (yoga class/ the gym/ take out the garbage)
                                                                "DRESS UP"! 
That can mean anything. But my first rule is whatever you put on (the piece of clothing, the particular color or an accessory) it MUST FEEL "RIGHT" for you. Check in with yourself and be honest..."is this what I want to feel like; is this what I want to present to the world as ME today?" If not, change, take something off, or add another layer or accessory. Don't THINK too much. Let your eyes and your body lead you and trust it.
TAKE all BLACK clothing and put them in the rear of your closet...use BLACK as an accent. It really works as an accent, it adds depth...also WHITE adds expansion!
Most of all have fun and play.


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