• Hard year

    The month of October is here and I can’t quite believe how close to the end of this year we are. 2017 is less than 3 months away. It’s been a hard year. The worse part was when my youngest had her left tibia fractured. The worst 24 hours ever… I had to rely on doctors and specialist around my daughter and I. And believe me Romanian hospitals are at the opposite poll from the British ones. Nurses and doctors are still acting like they are doing us a favour by acting nasty at times and by letting us wait for hours on end. Thank goodness Anastasia’s cast is now…

  • Road to Recovery

    Time never disappoints. The last few months I felt like I didn’t have time to stop. It’s been so busy and once again I have a baby. That’s because my 3 year old, Anastasia had to have her left leg in a cast for about 5 and a half weeks. We had to go back to wearing nappies and sleeping with mummy and having to bath in a small bath tub rather than in the shower, she had to also be carried everywhere and moved around in a pushchair. The entire story’s been heartbreaking for us and for her especially…Now the cast is off but full recovery is still a…

  • Lately…Bucharest, tears and injury

    Summer holidays are still in full swing here. Weather is really hot and we spend most of the time outside. Well…lately…not so much. A lot has happened in the last month and if you’ve been watching my social media you will definitely be up to with some of it anyway. Bucharest Trip A couple of weeks ago we visited my long time friend for 20 years and her family in Bucharest. She has two kids – boy and girl – and as her kids and our kids really like spending time together we thought it will be a good idea to have a weekend play date. Despite the fact that…

  • Life as a married single parent

    A holiday with my daughters

    These days (since we moved back home anyway) we go on holiday as a family when daddy has a holiday from work. But as he is not coming until august this summer I thought that will be nice to treat my girls with a getaway to the beach anyway. Before he comes home we usually go to the outdoor pool in town or for a day trip to the beach. We live only about half an hour drive from the beach but as I didn’t manage to pass my driving exam last year it is still quite difficult to get there without a car. Sometimes my dad is taking us…

  • Bilingual European

    Bilingual European

    I really didn’t want to write this post. I mean I strongly believed that because I am not British I have no right to do so…but then every single time I thought about the future the fear just raised into my heart. I might not be British but my husband and more importantly my daughters are. I raise them to believe that Europe is one big nation formed of people that happen to speak different languages and that when they grow up they can choose where to live. I told them several times that they will be free to choose where to leave even though my husband and I might live in…

  • My baby girl is not longer a baby

      You! You are an amazing little lady! Today you officially finished Year 1 here in Romania! You make me feel so proud! And like your teacher was saying a couple of months ago you are a spectacle! Although I had doubts about you handling school here after spending only one year in Romania two years ago you just proved that you are an amazing, clever child! You’ve done better than just handling school. You have amazing grades for a child that did’t even know how to speak properly in Romanian because she was still only thinking in English. You even have better grades than some of your colleagues that…

  • Wedding in Bucharest

    Sisters in June – travelling by train and a wedding in Bucharest

    Almost a month since I last wrote on this blog…Time moves way to fast at the moment and I seem unable to face it. Husband was home for the last three weeks as well and we’ve been quite busy doing things but I still feel like I didn’t achieve anything. My sister was here for a couple of weeks too before my husband arrived so there wasn’t so much time for blogging I guess. We spent a lot of time together and because my husband had to work every day and my eldest had to be in school Monday – Friday we didn’t actually go away for long. We did…