februaries never turn out to be particularly exciting, and this one was no exception.
i fixed the garden a bit, tried my hand at pottery (still as hopeless as in kindergarten), hiked with friends and had a little romantic getaway… but mostly worked-worked-worked. that’s ok though — sometimes it’s best to stay put and focus. the next few months should prove adventurous enough! :)
back in january, on our way south, we took a detour through lisbon to do a 2-day first aid course. together with a small group of random people, we learnt what to do in different emergency situations and then practiced on each other and a couple of manikins called anne (after an unidentified woman who drowned in the seine).
it was… intense. there’s quite a lot to keep in mind, and all the procedures are drilled on the students by practice and repetition. we magically get burned, inhale smoke, choke on air and fall off invisible ladders in turns… and then proceed to rescue each other, even using a mock AED to resuscitate the more serious cases.
the most disturbing bit of all though? definitely practicing back blows on baby-anne (harder! she’s still choking!)…
i guess it’s one of those things you hope you don’t need to make use of, but… just in case. one never knows, right?
slovenia is a country of sunny hills, shaped by water.
winter — time to hike all the things!
so lucky to call this place home.