Welcome to my new life

I hope as I tell you the events of my life in Romania you will enjoy and find it as interesting as I have.

Saturday, 26 April 2008

Good Morning, It is Easter here (Orthodox)

Hi Everyone!!

Busy week again so not had much time to do my blog. but here we go. I spent a lot of time at the beginning of the week researching Mosquitoes and solutions to them biting me, I have 26 bites already and it is only April. I am afraid they just like biting me!! However after many hours (yes hours), I found out about a patch, a Thiamine (Vitamin B1) patch which has been tested in severe circumstances and one patch on your body gives protection for 36 hours. I have of course tried everything else, sprays, gels, plug ins
, electronic devices and antihistamines but I remember being advised by my doctor in UK 3 years ago to take Vitamin B1. So I have ordered some and will let you know the out come later in the summer, meanwhile I am eating Marmite every day (VIT. B) and taking as much of the vitamin as I can. Well that was a bit boring, yes? but you never know it may help someone else.

On Wednesday Ramona had a special class for the Italians so I did not go but went to the English club at the Hotel Arad. Gosh it was packed!! Met Chris from Dorset, a
girl from Poland, Tim was there from America and all the usual crowd from Romania of course. We had many laughs and Lot's of good conversation, a few drinks and Papernash (a kind of hot fresh doughnut with jam and sour cream) delicious! I did not get home until 11.45 but once again had a great time with people I now consider to be my friends.

As promised Gloria came for me at 11am Thursday and we took a Taxi to the Primaria then walked along the Boulevard chatting and looking in the shops along the way. I took he
r to a nice dress shop I know where I manage to get larger sizes as my waist line is expanding ha ha! I got a lovely pair of summer trousers . We then crossed over and I got the lovely hand made glasses I wanted for Pattie and Roberts wedding present. It was time for a sit down so off to Libalula for apple strudel and coffee ( no wonder I am expanding) we sat for nearly an hour chatting about our lives here, family etc etc.She is a lovely lady and I am sure we will be good friends. Lastly Ziridava and then back to her house in Subcetate. It is a great house, huge, and a lovely garden and balcony where we sat another hour with green tea, biscuits and more chat. We are hoping to go for a manicure and pedicure next week so I shall look forward to that.

It was Good Friday now and Kathy was putting on a party for the street people at The Secret Garden so I wanted to do my bit, I cooked 30 eggs (hard boiled) got nice biscuits and some packs of fruit teas. Hajni made cakes and potato salad, some ladies from the church came with meat and salad and we all made sandwiches. Also a lot of young people from France, Poland, Spain and Germany were there to offer help. We waited for the street people but no one came just two boys and a young couple, Kenneth went to look at the station, where they hang out to see why they hadn't come. They were all at the back of the station holding a birthday party for little Lissa... so I went home then, I was tired and needed a wee rest but Kathy decided they should all go to the party and take our food with them. I will let you know what happened then later when I find out myself. So that was my week,certainly not boring I seem to meet new people all the time and it is great, I love it.

3 comments:

ivorybow said...

ce faci! I had to laugh reading about your battle with the tsantsari! I was in Eastern RO last year for 6 months and I thought they would kill me! I am returning in August...I am most interested in your experience with the Vitamin B1. I became ill and it was a constant use of the little pastille to control them..maddening! I love RO and I hope to live there one day to. I am coming from America to teach English. I enjoyed your blog.
Carolyn

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enthusiastic crochetoholic said...

So glad that you are settling in and making lots of new friends.
Sorry about the mozzies. I am lucky they seem to leave me alone but my ex husband used to get bitten by every single one of them.
You keep enjoying your treats. Just keep an eye on the waistline of the new clothes that you bought for the wedding. I would hate for them not to fit.
I have also discovered the wonders of elasticated waist trousers something I used to tease my mother about.

Rosie and Yasmina just out of the bath!!

Rosie and Yasmina just out of the bath!!
My wee adopted Grand children

Watching Tweenis on computer

Watching Tweenis on computer
If your happy and you know it clap your hands!!

Johanna with her Dad

Johanna with her Dad

The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden

Jackson Here we come!!!!!!!

Jackson   Here we come!!!!!!!
anything you want ,, they got it !!!

Beautiful Roses

Beautiful Roses

My New Apartment

My New Apartment
Hope this is the last move!!!!!!

Snowdrops

Snowdrops
heralding the spring

Martisor

Martisor
1st March

Angie with baby Oliver

Angie with baby Oliver

Bill in the garden with Niamh

Bill in the garden with Niamh
I expect he is teaching her how to grow things

Blanket for baby Oliver

Blanket for baby Oliver
Hope it keeps him cosy