Hi Folks, well it has been an eventful week to say the least.I had my first pedicure ever which was super and so relaxing, also a manicure which together cost me all of £6 my goodness!!! needless to say I gave the lady (Addy) a good tip, the Romanians certainly have to work hard for just a little money and sh did not even want to take it but I insisted.Gloria took me as this is where she goes for a little pampering too. Whilst I was "being done" she went to pay her gas and electric bills and called back for me. We sat by the fountain for a while then walked along the river Mures and ended up at the Continental Hotel to have coffee and cakes (theirs are some of the best in town, the cakes I mean - though there are many good cake shops!). Friday Hajni came to take me to shop and we came back to my place for hot chocolate. I had a wee rest as I still don't feel too well (will get sorted out eventually), I received a txt from Andreea from the ECC ( English conversation club) inviting me to her birthday party that evening at The Hotel Arad at 8 pm. I must be honest I really did not feel like going but it would be the first time since I came to live here that I would go out socially in the evening, I was a bit dubious of going on my own but why not just go for it??? I had a bath washed my hair and got my togs on etc.
Wow!! I was so glad I went, the food was amazing, the starters were Brinza,(cheese), a fabulous home made salami, mushroom Pate, salata de beouf (similar to what we call Russian salad), pickles etc etc and great fresh bread. After an hour roast pork chops and chicken, mashed potato and chips also with pickles and last but not least, Pancakes with jam or chocolate or fresh fruit salad. It was all delicious. The drinks were all free too, you could have what ever you wanted and champagne at midnight. We all had a really great time and sang and laughed all night, I got home at 2.15am Thanks to all, that's Romanian hospitality at it's best.
Needless to say I had a quiet day Saturday reflecting on the night before and thinking again how nice the Romanian people are ... also how good the food is. Oh ... and the beer and wine here! Ursus and Silva are my favourite beers and I particularly like the black beer yum! They have a wine called Murfatler which is excellent (vineyard pictured).
It is Sunday now and the family are back from their short break (which they badly needed) so they are coming to see me and we can swap stories of the last weeks events.
Happy Sunday everyone.
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.