My sister Betty arrived safely with Gabrielle ( her grand daughter) on Thursday night 9Th October, Kathy had picked them up at Budapest airport along with other guests from Scotland. It was late when they got to my apartment but we sat chatting until the early hours. Friday we had a late breakfast and then went into town for a wee look round ( Betty has been before but she does love Arad) , had a bite to eat at MacDonald's and the sun was shining , it was a good day.
Well Saturday we awoke to bright sunshine and lovely and warm . So glad for Johanna and Philip and we all got ready to go to church. The church is "The Red Church" on the main Boulevard (I have posted pictures of it previously). Some friends I met here years ago Cassie and Dana came for us in the car so we arrived early which was nice as I got to see everyone before we went inside.It was so different having guests from Scotland, England, Australia ( Philip is Australian) and of course all the many good friends, colleges and neighbours from Romania. I did not realise just how many friends I had made in Arad and it was lovely to see them all. The church was packed and looked very beautiful and the bells rang out proudly for the brides arrival.
Philip looked very good in his kilt and when the bride arrived with her main bridesmaid Amy and the little ones I felt a tear in my eyes, they all looked amazing. I will of course put some pictures on this post but we have not got the official ones yet as the bride and groom went on honeymoon to France and on to Australia .
The Continental Hotel did a wonderful spread for the Buffet and it was a cold one first followed by a splendid hot buffet. The food was delicious and I think the nicest wedding cake I have tasted. Everyone joined in the dancing ( Scottish country dancing and some Romanian too) , it was uplifting to see all the different peoples mixing so well even with a slight language barrier, but then as I have said many times the Romanian people are so friendly, kind and polite, they welcome strangers and make them feel at home. We went home , Betty and I about 12 midnight but I believe the festivities went on well into the night. A very nice day, a happy day and I wish Johanna and Philip every happiness.
Just a PS everyones hair looked fantastic so many thanks to Lilie and Angi x x x x
These pics are of : me and Betty, Gabrielle, Hajni and Alexandra, Cassie, Dana, Gloria, My lovely daughter Kathy, Johanna and her Dad, Philip and family, Amy, Rosie, Judith and Daniela.
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.