I had not been feeling well for about 10 days, so Kathy took me to the doctors on Tuesday, I was having a lot of pain (won't go into details), they asked me to go back Wednesday and gave me an Ultra Sound (how quick is that? No chance in UK of getting a test that quick). The result was I had a kidney infection so antibiotics were prescribed and I soon began to feel better. Kathy said if I felt well enough would I like to go to the Hotel Arad Wednesday evening to the English club where Romanians who want to speak better English gather and just chat in English over a beer and a snack. It is run by Marius (a charming man) and was great fun. They like English speaking people to go and as I have a broad Lancashire accent it was a big challenge for them to understand me.
My daughter Kathryn was brought up in Scotland and spent most of her married life there too and she speaks beautifully with a lovely Scottish accent so she has been before but it was easier for them to know what she was saying. The people there were very nice and very friendly, we had a laugh and a few serious discussions , I really enjoyed myself and look forward to going again next week. The room we were using at the Hotel was as near an English pub that I have seen here, the staff were great and the food excellent. Marius also suggested I go to the Romanian class on Monday so I shall give it a whirl and see if I can improve my Romanian, Kathy doesn't need to go as her Romanian is excellent.
On Friday Hajni was so excited as she now has a little car , so she took me to Metro shopping . I got a suitcase for my trip to UK in May and stocked up on household stuff, it was good not having to get a Taxi as Kathy is so busy most days she just does not have the time to take me. Saturday I got some housework done and then Rosie came for a few hours as Kathy and Kenneth were moving furniture for Johanna and Philip to their house in the country, so all in all a busy, interesting week and to top it all the weather was superb, hot and sunny some days 20 degrees.
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.