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Bucharest, Romania
Hello, I am a woman who is writing, living and travelling in Europe, trying to make the most from her life without destroying anything. Mother, wife, employer, lover of fine things, art and culture. Things have been modernized over the last 10 years throughout the world - I haven't.

Friday, June 18, 2010

We're oficially on holiday !

On Sunday, the 20th ,this month, we will leave for a well deserved 2 weeks holiday in Greece. We plan to visit the northern continental part( we visited Crete twice and the third visit to the Minotaure shall wait a bit) and also a 3 days visit to Athens. I don't think I will have time to update meanwhile the blog and reilly,I don't plan to. It's been a stressful year, the effects of the business crisis affected lots of people,including us,so,everything I long for is having a wonderful,relaxing time.

I am counting days.... so far 2 :) Sunday evening I'll be sitting on a greek taverna on the mediterrana shore and enjoy sea food with a glass of the local roze. Ah, stuffed kalamari and grilled octopus are both lovely and I can't wait to taste them again.

Everytime we went to Greece didn't have time enough to explore the bigger cities because we were travelling with our son and always had to consider what/where and how we could do things. This year is soooo different- it's the first time we are leaving alone, for about 10 years so, it will somehow feel ( or at least this is how I feel it ) like a second honeymoon.Plus this time we are not taking the plane but driving our own car ( I will be driving).We will have to cross Bulgaria, where everyone is worried because of the Bulgarian cops, who corrupted, abusive and stop cars to ask for bribe. Of course, Bulgaria har better roads than Romania because they had a smarter government, but all over, this country sucks and feels like a Soviet communist province.Everything is grey there and seems gloomy and nasty and unfortunately  is gloomy and nasty indeed and to lots of Romanians like myself, the trip to and from Greece implies this inconvenient part- crossing Bulgaria and dealing with their famous cops.Fortunately we're talking only 360 km( through Bulgaria) and an extra 300 in Greece, which is no big deal  and part of it it's on the motorway so it shouldn't be such a problem.Last year I made all the trip by myself and nothing happened so I expect this year to be better.But enough about Bulgaria ! Greece is where we wanna get and as I said, I can't wait to see myself there.

Right now I am the only person awaken in the house :) I am watching William Leymergie with the morning TV programme I am seeing on TV5, the only francophone TV channel we have here, waiting for my tea to get a bit colder, so I can drink it and making plans for the last things to buy before leaving on Sunday. Yesterday I went to the beauty saloon for the wax ordeal and then cleaned over the whole house, so I can return ,around 1st July, in a clean nice environment.I bought some new brand novels to have at hand while staying in the sun and I'm ready !

I will post more photos and thoughts about it once I'me back. Tommorow I'll have the luggage ready ( hopefully it won't be huge) and I'll rest to be in perfect shape for Sunday morning.See you all in about 10 days !

Monday, June 14, 2010



1. Why did you start a blog?

Well, I thought it was kind of exploring the world and making new friends without leaving my home…. On the other hand, I have always loved the internet and I have experienced it with whatever happened to be the hype of the moment. Just name it: chat,irc,icq,skype….blog. I guess I started the blog to express myself. I don’t think my blog is too much like me. It is just a way of telling some things about me. I wish I could do it better….

2. Comfy shoes or killer heels?
Comfy shoes for walking the husky, going to the marche and driving. Killer shoes at the office and business meetings. And at parties - I am a short person so, stilettos do matter.

3. The funniest moment in the last week?
... it was a nasty week....

4. What would have been your dream job?

5. If you won the lottery tonight, what would be the first thing you’d do?
1)I’d buy myself some jewelry sets I’ve always longed to have.
2)I’d buy a house in Greece, on a sunny island, on the sea shore and I’d move there ( I would move there in second 2 after accomplishing no1).
3)I’d get myself a convertible and to my teenager son whatever car he might wish

6. Most useless gadget you own?
Bluetooth set for my phone … the ear hurts that much in 15 minutes that I feel like shit and turn it off …and I do not get called that often to wear it…

7. You’re waiting for someone and they’re late. How late is too late?
It depends on whom he/she is. If it’ s my business partener, my employee or someone who asks me a favour, to late is the next minute. If it’s someone I like, a friend or an acquaintance 15 minutes are acceptable . If I love him/her ( my son,husband,mum,Iuky ,my closest people etc), I can wait forever and it will never be too late  .

8. Are you a do it now person, or a It can wait until tomorrow person?
It can wait….It will wait…It is waiting !

9. If you were a drink, what would you be?

10. What was the first thing you thought when you read these questions?
oh, it was like a surprise party or an unexpected gift! I have always wanted to get tagged. Thx a lot,it was a great experience.


 Not that it is not fun.... not that this is right in front of the Courthouse.... not that you  can't change your line and have to "go with the flow' no matter where it takes you... not that you're trying to get to a business meeting and be, at least relatively on time... It is just that the idea of fixing things is always causing trouble.  They could try to fix the road at night or very early when the traffic is slow. Or they could do it on week ends,when the city is almost empty.... or they could at least signal it properly.
It could be different, but for this, people should care. And they don't.