Spring Flowers Around my Home Part 1

My First Attempt at a Proper Blog

Well here goes nothing, and if any of you reading this knew how long it has taken me to get this far you’d be well impressed. I’m not ashamed to admit I’m no tech whizz kid and it feels like any results have been a bit hit and miss. So let’s see how far I get with this first proper post and take it from there. Yes, there are other blog posts on my site. But the purpose of those was to show how great I am at writing (she says as she struggles to get through the door). So that any prospective clients who might be interested in taking advantage of my services could get a feel for my style. 

The purpose of this blog and many more that follow (hopefully), will be to record my life experiences in Bulgaria and share some of them with the people I love. Anybody else who ends up reading them will be more than welcome of course.

The theme for this post is the spring flowers I’ve been snapping merrily with my camera. You can see some of them above and there will be more to follow I’m certain. My other half is much better at naming them than I am. I do listen to what he tells me but it’s a bit of a case of in one ear and out the other, which is a trait I’m not particularly proud of. Maybe there’s not enough space in my 54 year old brain for storing new information. Or maybe it’s just that I don’t really need to know what they are, just that they are so beautiful. 

The pictures have been taken just 10 minutes walk from our home. We are very fortunate in our location as it’s a short walk and we’re out in the woods. Most days within five minutes we could easily be in the middle of nowhere, with not a sound of human occupation to be heard.

When we first came to look at our house, the peace and quiet was the one feature that sold it. Had we looked a little closer at all the bad building, electrical and plumbing work done as part of the refurbishment we would have walked away. Sadly, or fortunately, you can look at it from both angles, we bought it with our hearts and I for one was smitten.

Not all of the pictures were taken close to home. Others I snapped a few miles down the road in Mineralni Bani, our local spa town. Bulgaria is well known for its healing mineral water and we regularly take advantage. Half an hour soaking in the hot water is amazingly invigorating and we’re both amazed at how it eases the aches and pains. We’re pretty much f”&*%d afterwards, but at 8 lev for a double bath it’s a no brainer. The walk we enjoy is a well laid out trail and we’re amazed at how few people use it. 

I’ll leave my blog here for now, as I don’t want it to go on and on and people get fed up with reading it. Signing off for the time being and catch up again another day.