On Wednesday I made my way to Strada Marasesti to the ILC (International Learning Centre) where I was to sit in on a class to see if I thought I would like to attend regularly to learn Romanian. There were four Italian men and me !! They did not speak English and I ,of course know no Italian so it was a little confusing to say the least but I actually was able to follow what was going on. The tutor is very nice , Romona, and she took me on one side and said if I would like to go she would address me in English and that she thought I could do it as I do know a little already. So I shall go again next week and give it a whirl, I really do want to be able to speak the language.
Feeling slightly brain dead and a headache(through concentrating) I set off for the Hotel Arad to the English Conversation club, I soon relaxed with the friends I made last week and we all had a great evening talking about alsorts . I really do enjoy this club , the people are so nice .
Thursday Hajni came , my friend from the village (Subcetate) with her little "KA" and took me to Billa (supermarket) to replenish my food supplies.We had a coffee when we got back and I played with little Alexandra.
Friday I was busy in the morning doing my jobs and then sat down to try to study the Romanian exercises I had given to me on Wednesday. The door bell went and standing there was a lady, I greeted her in Romanian but she answered in English!! She had been trying to find my apartment for a few days , then saw my name on the door, I asked her in and gave her some tea ( Yorkshire tea of course!!). She is called Gloria and is from Ireland, she lives in Subcetate and had heard an English lady was living here. We chatted for ages it was so nice to have the company and compare notes. Anyway we are going to go to town next Thursday and do some shopping and have a coffee. It will be lovely to go with someone as it is not the same going on your own. She is a very nice lady and I am sure we will become friends , she too gets a little lonely as her husband works here but is out all day. Well that was my week , it is Saturday now and I have no plans but who knows what might happen!!
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.