Into the Forest

“And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul.”

John Muir

There was once an ancient forest with a tall tower hidden within its heart. The legend says, a fair maiden was trapped in the tower and only a man with a brave, pure heart could save her.

That was at least the very first version of the legend, known among people when the forest was still young, so many years ago. The newest one is quite different.

There was once an ancient forest, which was eating people. The fair maiden was leading them into the tower hidden within its heart. And they kept disappearing there, never to come back.

How to grow an Instagram account? My tips

5K new followers in 5 months? Yes, it’s still possible, althouth not very easy.

Instagram can be a tricky thing, we all know it. The way the algorithm works isn’t very encouraging and the reach seems to decrease more and more… It doesn’t mean though, that growing an account is impossible and my own example proves that.

Peebles, Scotland

Winter trip to Peebles

Quaint wee town with ancient ruins, medieval castle and week-long Beltane Festival.

A Royal Burgh since 1152, located within the Scottish Borders and by the second longest river in Scotland, Peebles used to be a market town and played a big role in the woollen industry during the 19th and early-20th centuries. Today it’s known as a a festival town and health tourism destination thanks to the huge Hydro Hotel. I visited Peebles in February, so there weren’t many tourists then, but it’s quite a popular place during summer.

A few words on empathy

“The biggest communication problem is we do not listen to understand. We listen to reply.”

Stephen R. Covey

At the beginning of February I asked on my Instagram account, how many empaths are there. The amount of replies was quite big and since the subject itself seems to be really important (plus not raised enough in my opinion), I decided to talk a bit more about it on the blog. The post on Instagram was inspired by a little incident, which has happened to me a while ago… on Instagram as well, surprisigly. Let’s just say I “took a wrong side”, or at least it was kind of suggested to me, while in fact I didn’t take any side at all. But that’s just the thing about empathy, I suppose. It’s often misunderstood.

Violet dream in Circus Lane

A flowy linen dress and the most enchanting street in Edinburgh? The perfect combination!

Just imagine: a cobbled little street, hidden in the middle of the city. Two rows of beautiful houses looking like straight out of a fairytale, always surrounded by greenery and flowers. Colourful walls and doors, white window frames, lovely little benches offering a place to rest. And just around the corner, a tall church tower with an old clock, overlooking it all. Sounds like a dream, doesn’t it? Welcome to Circus Lane!