Author Archives: Sabinas

A Sunny Guesthouse

As a flash it comes – far too quickly – our long longed for mountain summer. Of course, all sharply defined seasons up here are wonderful, but summer is …. Pure Paradise. That is why family and friends all want … Continue reading

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Sow a Seed – The Miracle of Growth

Is there anything more miraculous than seeing something grow…? A child, a tree, a cat, a vegetable, or a tiny plant? You don’t need a garden to sow a seed and watch it turn to a plant. Already before I … Continue reading

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My Backpack is My Home

As the season of daylong hikes has started, my backpack becomes one of the most important parts of my experience. I need to pack things to keep me warm and safe, I need food and water, a small emergency kit, … Continue reading

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The Curse of the Knitter

When I was twelve, our old aunt Brita taught me how to knit. That was the starting point of my knitting mania that, with peaks and valleys, has stayed with me ever since. It has resulted in innumerable sweaters, cardigans, … Continue reading

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The Creative Retreat

For a long time I’ve wanted to start writing more. The cold season would have been the perfect period to increase the number of hours I spend writing, but last winter was a difficult period, and despite my best intentions … Continue reading

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Magical Meetings

There is so much happiness inside me when I am out hiking – just the fact of walking in Nature! Sometimes, however, this happiness turns into pure bliss, and that is when I have an encounter with a wild animal. … Continue reading

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Planners & Discoverers

The other day I read a very interesting paper by Daniel Chandler, “The Phenomenology of Writing by Hand”. There, he
divides writers into two groups: Planners, who tend to think of writing primarily as a means of recording or communicating ideas, … Continue reading

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Even Closer to Nature

Living at the edge of a tiny village in the mountains and having the privilege of spending several hours outdoors every day (hiking or gardening), I already feel pretty close to nature. I go out in any kind of weather, … Continue reading

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Colour Therapy

I am convinced that the general mood lift most of us experience during spring and summer is, at least partly, due to the return of colours. In many regions winters are prevailingly dull and grey and it is no wonder … Continue reading

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Heading Downwards

Up in the mountains, the end of winter is always a bit difficult for hikers. There is not enough snow left to really enjoy snowshoeing, but still too much to walk without them higher up – you get wet feet … Continue reading

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