• A Father’s Guide to Buying Gifts for Father’s Day

    A week from today will be the most important day in the family Calendar, yes I am talking about Fathers day. That day when you appreciate, and give thanks for all things Dad like. The single day of the year when Dad dancing is permitted, when you will actually laugh at dad jokes and when falling asleep in the armchair after dinner is not only welcomed, but expected. Much like Christmas in fact. But with the clock ticking and time running short, have you given enough thought as to how you will show your appreciation to the man that has through life, being the source of comfort, security, guidance, and…

  • Romanian tomato soup with rice

    I’ve been thinking to cook my dad’s tomato soup for ages. Yes you hear me right! My dad’s. He cooks the best tomato soup ever. It’s simple and delicious! And simple is what I need to cook while I’m at home with a cold. So last night I cooked my dad’s tomato soup as I remember it. This is a soup that can be eaten hot or cold. Perfect for a hot summer day and for a day when you just want to heal your sore throat! I looked in my fridge to try and find some vegetables to add to my so. We didn’t go shopping last weekend so…

  • Life is full of sad and happy

    You know how is like when you don’t feel like yourself? This is like I’ve been feeling for the past week. It’s like I can’t think and my body is not responding to me. I felt dizzy and almost felt off the escalator on the tube, I can’t concentrate at work and I’m making mistakes, I losing my patience with my daughter more than usual. I feel like I want to cover my ears and don’t hear anything anymore. No more requests, no more complains or more sadness. If I could wipe part of my life off with a sponge then maybe I will be a little bit more happier.…

  • MY MUMS

    My TWO MUMS…my mum and my grandmother – “mamaia” in Romanian. Two wonderful women that always gave me their love and not only…I love my mum a lot and I still miss my grandmother… my grandmother Milica … she left this world 3 years ago… It’s still so unbelievable…I will always think of her I always think of what she will say and how proud she will be… I will always regret I didn’t get to say goodbye….my heart hurts… I will always regret that she didn’t get to meet my daughter Kara. She would’ve loved her! And my daughter would’ve loved my “mamaia”… My mum suffered so much when…

  • More things that make me happy

    I wrote a post about this a few months ago…but here’s more: 1. To see my mum and dad playing with Kara and laughing 2. To see how much my daughter enjoys her grandparents and how much she misses them – she still asks about them a month after we left Romania 3. A sunny day 4. My sister coming to see me and to go to Take That concert toghether 5. A big latte brewed by my own coffee machine-bought by my lovely husband 6. My husband kiss 7. Going to the gym 8. My daughters big huggsto be continued….