1. Ciscenje smeca u Niksicu 
Tuesday, April 12, 2011, 1:24 pm
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Jedna stvar koja mi mnogo smeta je to sto 'ekoloska' drzava kao Crna Gora sa preljepim predjelima, divljom ljepotom, ima problem sa smecom. Naravno ljudi prave smece, ali nema trenutno u kulturi svijest da svako ima odgovornost prema tome. Milsim da je rjesenje u edukovanju ljudi (prvenstveno onih koji su spremniji da se mijenjaju, odnosno djece) i u organizovanim akcijama skupljanja smeca po parkovima, ulicama, i onda u prirodi. Ali ne mozemo ocekivati da djeca rade nesto sto odrasli ne podrzavaju. Ja moram prvi da me ljudi vide da bacim smece samo u kontejnere/kante ili da sacuvam kod sebe smece dok ne nadjem kantu, i da bacim ono sto su drugi vec bacili na zemlju. Mnogo zelim da budem ponosan na Niksicu i okolini, i mozda ako Niksicani zele 'Evropski Niksic' ovo je samo mali korak k tome.
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Ideje za bolji Nikšic 
Friday, April 8, 2011, 4:35 pm
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Tokom sljedecih nekoliko nedelja, pokušacu da stavim neke svoje ideje kako bi Nikšic mogao da postane ljepši grad. S obzirom da nemam para sam da potrošim na ovom gradu, ovo predstavlja samo neke želje za grad u kom se nalazim vec 6 godina. Slobodno ostavite konstruktivne (i pristojne) komentare.

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New gaff (nova gajba) 
Wednesday, March 9, 2011, 8:50 pm
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I moved in to my new place over a month ago, but I have been rather beset by 'teething' problems, and my internet connection has only just yesterday been semi-sorted out. Many things are relative here, so I try to avoid using unnecessary superlatives.
But it's a nice place, fully furnished, a large main room with living room and kitchen, a wood-burning stove (to be more authentically Montenegrin), a largish bedroom with spacious wardrobes and two beds, and a functional small bathroom. One of the great benefits which many houses in Niksic are missing is good heat insulation, which is really keeping my energy footprint down, and I am doing all of my cooking as well as heating on the wood stove.
The suburb of Niksic (Strasevina) is a 30-minute walk from the centre of Niksic, and as my car is currently not working, I am getting fitter walking everywhere.
I also started a new job soon after I moved, teaching at a newish private language school, giving English conversation lessons in the evenings. It's not enough on its own to pay the rent, but as it's only two evenings a week, it is one of several jobs I am engaged with. I have also started one-on-one English lessons, and my brother is keeping me supplied with web design work while my proofreading work is relatively quiet.
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Christmas time in the UK 
Friday, December 24, 2010, 11:25 am
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It seems that people are getting less sentimental about Christmas in the UK, which for me is a positive thing, but at the same time, people are getting more stressed, more materialistic and the "Season of goodwill" seems to last a maximum of a day. But I have enjoyed being on the UK for a week b4 Christmas, if for no other reason than to have a rest. I missed Christmas last year, by virtue of needing to work in a country where Christmas is celebrated, if at all, on Jan 7th. I did have some students round on Boxing Day for roast chicken and Christmas pud. This Christmas, because of family members being away and because of it falling on the weekend, Christmas will last 3 days, and will not the usual 1day of absolute gluttony, but several days of moderate gluttony.
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Pizza night 
Tuesday, November 9, 2010, 12:00 am
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We had about 15 people round the house for a pizza evening, a fairly spontaneous event for the students that Danijel, Martina and I had been able to collect together. We had a great time, sort of an extension to the English conversation club, which we had previously extended with a few hikes around the country. The idea was hatched of starting an Italian conversation club for those students whose second foreign language is Italian. This feels more like how student life should be - dynamism, new ideas, creativity and energy. Not the usual resignation to fate, apathy, complaining about the lack of prospects... Good for you, students of Niksic.
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