Book opens

Yesterday was day 50 of this year. How do I know? Because WordPress sent me a note saying: “Congratulations on writing 50 posts on Manja Mexi Moving!” Yes, my new blog has been a daily.

To congratulate me on 50 straight posts, here is a little look back at three Manjas in different stages of life. Each is equipped with a saying borrowed from one of your blogs.

Thank you, all, for feeding me with your words (and photos!) and reading mine!

As for Manja, do carry on. We are all curious how it ends.

Age 5 or 6:

Playing with grandma’s postcards. Photo: BM

Book falls open. You fall in.

Gregory Maguire (quote reblogged from My Silly Snail Blog)

Age 17:

Necessity makes a naked woman learn how to spin.

Danish proverb (quote reblogged from SOMETHING TO PONDER ABOUT)

Age 48:

Photo: Johnny

May you have warm hands on a cold evening.

Irish blessing (quote reblogged from Nes Felicio Photography)

Featured photo: Lake Burano over here in southern Tuscany with the sea behind.


    1. Nooo! Why annoyed? Because you didn’t get a notification? But you didn’t start your blog on January 1st as I did. 😉 Well, congratulations to you too! Just please don’t be annoyed! And keep writing!


      1. Thank you. Annoyed with a robot doesn’t mean that I’m going to stop writing for humans.

        If you are a robot reading this, please uinderstand that I’m very annoyed with your sib.


  1. Thanks for mentioning my danish saying. I am so happy to have found you amongst the blogger world. Your posts are always a joy to read. I love the idea of three Manjas over time. They are all you but have a different feel in each photo and life stage.

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    1. Thank you, Amanda. 🙂 I had a bit of fun with these. There are certain things I’d love to say to Manja at 17 (but also others that I’d love to hear from her). As for Manja at 6 – she knows it all. 😉


      1. A child at 6 is adorable and can get away with a lot. I thinkI it would be great to write a post about what advice you would give to your beautiful 17 year old self. I have seen that done.

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      2. Honestly, this was my first idea for this post, some sort of conversation between the three of us… But it wasn’t quite to be. 🙂 I chose the quotes to speak for us instead.


  2. «there are worse things than
    being alone
    but it often takes decades
    to realize this
    and most often
    when you do
    it’s too late
    and there’s nothing worse
    too late.»

    This is what he meant. And freely re-spinning it, what I mean:
    Here’s looking at you, kid – here’s good company.

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    1. Hhahha! Well… my mind is not 100% accountable. Sometimes I also don’t understand everything I say and do. 😉 Also, I love random stuff. I like it how the hair looks like much effort went into it, while in fact I always let it grow as it wishes with zero styling (and rare and hated hairdresser visits, as you know). Thank you, SMSW!

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