Edinburgh Castle

Cherry blossoms fairytale in Edinburgh

“What a strange thing! To be alive
beneath cherry blossoms.”

Kobayashi Issa, Poems

There are several days every year, when Edinburgh turns into a pink fairytale.

All thanks to Sakura trees, blooming in many places in the city. You can hide in their shadow, waiting for a bus at the main street. You can look for them in some hidden corners of different disctricts or go for an enchanting walk along cherry alleys at the Meadows.

Folk walk at The Hermitage of Braid

Into the woods you have to grope, but that’s the way you learn to cope.
Into the woods to find there’s hope of getting through the journey.

Into The Woods musical

How about a wee walk into one of the most enchanting places I’ve discovered recently?

A long and winding path ahead of us, leading among tall twisted trees, in the company of a babbling brook and the fresh scent of wild garlic. Sounds like a pretty nice adventure, doesn’t it?

Beltane Fire Festival, Edinburgh

Beltane Fire Festival in Edinburgh!

“As darkness falls and the fire torches are lit, our drums will thunder and the May Queen will awaken.”

From the description of Beltane Fire Festival 2018

Come with me to the ancient times, to celebrate the festive of light and fire, nature and life!

We’ll go along with the May Queen, to meet all the strangest creatures from myths and legends. We’ll see the Green Man being reborn and then we’ll dance around Beltane bonfire, joyfully celebrating the coming of Summer!

Dean Village, Edinburgh

10 things I love about spring

“Spring has returned. The Earth is like a child that knows poems.”

Rainer Maria Rilke

Spring has come – time of wonders, inspiration and new chances!

If you follow my Instagram, you already know that spring is my favourite time of the year (along with autumn, but more about that another time). I don’t know how it works, but spring always makes me feel so refreshed and happy! It’s like coming back to life after long winter hibernation.

Victorian Snow White at Liberton Kirk

“Her skin was white as snow, lips red as blood, and hair black as ebony.”

Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, Snow White

A classic story about beauty and monstrosity, kindness and jealousy, innocence and hatred

A story about the girl with pure heart and her cruel stepmother, who couldn’t bear being worse in any way. We all know that story, of course. But what if it was totally different?