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Christmas decorations…

As soon as December starts I can actually feel that Christmas knocks at the door. On the 6th of December we celebrate Saint Nicholas and after that we have less than twenty days until the big day… For me, Christmas is all about family, peace and love. It is a time for reconnection with the old traditions and a time to apply new learned ideas.

Having such a large family it is sometimes difficult to bring everyone together at one place at the same time, so Christmas is the time when we can actually meet and spend some quality time together, snuggled on the couch, watching Home Alone and drinking hot chocolate. Continue reading “Christmas decorations…”

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Past Year and New Year…

Just a couple of days left until 2014 is in the past and we’ll have to focus on 2015 and the bright future it brings. As we all (or maybe some control freaks like me) do when one year finishes, I have come up with a list of things I’ve managed to do in the last twelve months – of course it is not even remotely similar to what I had in mind last year…

I had some sort of a “Wish List” with things like:

  • Go to Barcelona
  • Fly with a hot air balloon
  • Read more than 50 books
  • Learn Portuguese
  • Try something new (sushi was on the list – I still don’t think I can eat that!)

… and of course more other crazy ideas. Continue reading “Past Year and New Year…”

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It’s 1997 again… the 24th of December… a very cold morning in my beautiful hometown, Timisoara, in Romania. I was 10 years old back then!

I woke up at about 8 a.m., although it was the winter holiday, I couldn’t sleep knowing that it had been snowing all night long. I pulled up the blinds and everything was perfectly white, a gorgeous blanket of snow covering the cars, the rooftops and the road.

I can actually smell the fresh snow again. Guess what?!? It was still snowing, so it was the perfect morning… huge, white, perfect snow drops falling slowly from the sky… just amazing. Continue reading “Christmas…”

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The 1st of March!

Probably for a lot of you this date doesn’t mean much, but in Romania it is a very nice day for all women. As my grandparents told us when we were growing up, “Mărţişor” is the symbol of spring. After a long and cold winter this small mark is considered to be a helper to bring back joy and warmth in everyone’s heart.

A lot of the popular legends explain why the chosen colours are white and red.

Continue reading “The 1st of March!”

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It’s the first day of December, and as the song says, it’s the most wonderful time of the year.

The end of the year is close, and until that happens we have some important things to settle. Maybe last year you’ve made a wish list, take it out and tick the things you’ve managed to do, or rewrite the things you wanted to do, but didn’t have enough time. Continue reading “December!”