• My dream winter home

    The winter holidays are approaching and there’s a lot of thinking in our home at the moment. Now that we have a car to take us around we really want to spend holidays again somewhere where is proper winter. Living in the south of the country it means that we don’t always get snow for Christmas or if we do that is not as much as you would get in the mountains. The girls really enjoyed being able to jump into big snow and sleigh on proper snow. I know I am an adult now and I should not dream at things that are impossible to achieve but I do.…

  • Working at home VS working away

    Working at home VS working away

    It’s not the first time I am talking on this blog about my working status. You all know by now that for the past 4 years I’ve been at home looking after my two daughters and for the past two years i’ve mostly earned my living by working as a Freelance Digital/Social Media Manager. I am very lucky to be able to be around all the time for my girls especially when their dad is away most of the time. To be able to earn a little bit extra it’s just perfect as it lets me spoil and save a little for our future. However, I do sometimes miss getting…

  • How to raise bilingual kids

    How to raise bilingual kids

    If you’ve been reading this blog for a while you know that my girls are bilingual. Obviously, I am Romanian but their daddy is English so although we don’t live in England anymore I am trying as much as I can to teach my girls about their home country as well. They were both born at St’ George’s Hospital in Wandsworth, London. Miss K lived half her life in London and half in my hometown and if you ask her what nationality she is she will always say: “First english, than Romanian”. For my youngest, Miss A things are a little bit different you see. At first she looks puzzled…

  • Seeing the truth…

    Sometimes life and its events give us the right tools to realise that something or someone in our life doesn’t show their true colours. This happened to me last week – a supposed “dear friend” disappointed me. Someways I was always expecting for it to happen…you know when one friend always criticised the people around them you always know that they might do the same when you are not around and talk about you. Can’t say that when it happened i wasn’t angry or sad…but I gave myself the time to analyse and realised that maybe what happened should just give me a lesson. We all have our defects and…

  • My sunshine my silver lining

    My sun…silver lining…

    So it’s been a while since I wrote here…I don’t even know what I want to say but I felt the need to write. To take back some of the old me. The me that would always find peace when she was writing. These days I am just a bit too busy for my liking and I must admit that I miss the days when I had the liberty to write what I wanted. I miss the days when this blog was just my diary – although looking back at some of my earlier posts makes me smile in an ashamed kind of way. If you are a blogger too…

  • Romanian Food:  Diverse and Delicious European Cuisine

    Variety is the spice of life when it comes to Romanian cuisine and you’ll find that most dishes are influenced by a number of nationalities. This is what makes Romanian food so diverse and yes, so delicious. Here are just a few examples of the wide range of dishes from this vibrant European country as well as a few drinks that will act as the perfect accompaniment. A wealth of influences Germany, Italy, Poland, France and Russia have all played their part in shaping the Romanian cuisine. The country has also been occupied in the past by the Greeks and Romans meaning you can expect many recognisable flavours in this…

  • You can be as happy as you want to be

    There are almost four years since we moved back home and little by little we are making our life here more comfortable. For now some might say that our house its still quite small for our needs but we are quite happy here. Quite a change in my attitude huh? Well, I realised that you can only be as happy as you want you want to be. Of course I still have my down periods, who doesn’t? Being a single married parent can be quite hard as I don’t have that continuous support from my husband. Trying to fit everything in one day – working from home, school runs, cleaning…