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marți, 23 august 2016

The Land of Beauty




O salata de fructe, gustarea perfecta pentru zilele astea de vara lenese. De data aceasta sub forma unui colier si a unei perechi de cercei, care mie imi amintesc de dansul Josephinei baker cu cirochinele de banane.
EN: A fruit salad is the perfect snack for thsese lazy summer days. This time in the shape of a necklace and a pair of small earrings, that remind me of Josephine's Baker dance with the banana skirt.
 Bucurandu-ne in continuare de vara, de bani de gaz si chef de drum, am ajuns in judetul Salj, in orasul Jibou, despre care nu stiam mai nimic, dar care ne-a surprins cu superba gradina botanica.
EN: Being able to still enjoy the summer, money for gas and the mood for the road, we drove to Jibou city (in the Salaj county), of which we knew nothing, but it surprised us with its beautiful botanical garden.
 Doua domuri care adaposteau plante tropicale si in care fructul pasiunii si curmalele earu coapte si bune de cules. O zona cu pesti exotici, printre care si o pisica de mare...
EN: Two domes that were housing tropical plants and you could even pick up dates and passion fruits to eat.
 Helestee cu nuferi albi, galbeni, roz care tocmai inflorisera, printre care inotau micutii pesti koi si pareau desprinse dintr-o stampa chinezeasca.
EN: Small lakes with bloomed yellow, pink and white water lillies, among which the small koi fish were swimming, that created a Chinese landscape.



Chiar si cladirea care adapostea toaletele era imbracata intr-un perete de plante vii, verzi, rosii, care tineau racoare si improspatau aerul.
EN: Even the building were the toilets were was covered in a wall of green live plants, that were keeping the space cool and refreshing the air.

Noua ne-a placut mult si ne-a impresionat grija cu care era totul amenajat. Un loc perfect de petrecut intreaga zi, potrivit pentru copiii curiosi si neastamparati si o delectare pentru adulti.
EN: We really enjoyed it and we were impressed by how everything was taken care. A perfect place to spend the whole day, suitable for curious and and energetic children and a delight for adults.

marți, 16 august 2016

Fairytales


Drumurile noastre varatice ne-au purtat in judetul Salaj, in Gradina Zmeilor, un alt loc magic din tara noastra prefrumoasa.
EN: Our summer roads took us in Salaj county, in the Garden of the "Zmei", another magical place in our wonderful country.
Si vizita n-a fost doar o excursie reusita, ci si un prilej sa participam la un eveniment deosebit: "Ziua Canepii", prin care organizatorii au ales sa sarbatoreasca planta care i-a insotit pe stramosii nostri de-a lungul veacurilor, le-a fost sursa de hrana, de fibra, de material de constructii si leac pentru multe afectiuni.

EN: And we paired this great trip with a special event: "The Hemp day", which was a celebration of the plant that stood besides our ancestors for centuries, being their food, fiber source, construction material and cure for many diseases.
Canepa a fost pentru taranul roman planta completa si nu lipsea din nicio gospodarie, iar Romania a fost pentru multi ani unul dintre cei mai mari cultivatori si exportatori de produse din canepa. Din fericire lucrurile incep sa isi reia cursul natural si datorita unor oameni ambitiosi, canepa se reintoarce in gradinile romanilor.

EN: Hemp has been the complete plant for the Romanian peasant and each household had a plantation and Romania has been for many years one of the world leaders in the cultivation and exportation of hemp products. Luckily, things are going back to their natural course and thanks to some ambitious people, hemp is coming back in the gardens.

Noi am participat cu ce ne pricepem mai bine, am tinut ateliere de tir cu arcul si pirogravura si ne-am bucurat de peisajul superb care marginea loctia.
EN: We took part with what we know best: archery and wood engraving workshops and we enjoyed the wonderful surroundings.


Tirul cu arcul cu sageti  a avut mare cautare si cei mai incantati au fost copiii. Adultii au fost impresionati de arcul din lemn de alun, pe care Valentin l-a mesterit manual si s-au bucurat sa afle ca nu e chiar atat de greu sa iti faci singur propriul arc, cu materiale aflate la indemana oricui.

EN: Archery was the highlight and children where the most excited. The adults were impressed by the walnut wood arch, handmade by Valentin and were glad to find out that it's not that difficult to make your own.



Si bineinteles am traforat si am pirogravat alaturi de copii talentati si incarcati cu voie buna molipsitoare.

EN: And of course we used the fret saw and the wood burning tool to bring to life the imagination of the beautiful and happy children who joined us.






luni, 8 august 2016

When It'summer in Siam...

 Uneori gasesti comori in cele mai neasteptate locuri. Asa s-a intamplat cu o cutie plina de dinti de nutrie, pe care i-am gasit in garaj, uitati intr-un dulap si asteptand sa-si dezvaluie potentialul.

EN: Sometimes you find treasures in the most unexpected places. This is the case of a box filled with coypu fangs, that we found in the garage, in a box forgotten in a closet. They were jut waiting for the right moment to reveal their potential.
Si pentru ca acum atelierul Primitiv e dotat cu unelte de tot soiul, am putut sa ne lasam imaginatia sa zburde si am creat o pereche de cercei, gravati, care se asaza superb pe lobul urechii, sunt usori si foarte eleganti.

EN: And because now our workshop has lots of useful tools, we could let our imagination free and created this pair of engraved earrings, which look beautiful on the ear, they are light and classy.
 Iar cerceii au iesit in lume, cum altfel, la festival. Mai precis la Dorna Art, un festival aflat la a doua editie, care s-a desfasurat in Vatra Dornei, in parcul cazinoului, o cladire monument istoric, pentru a carei restaurare militeazaorganizatorii.
EN: And the fresh earrings first saw the world at a festival, how else. Dorna Art festival, to be precise, that took place in Vatra Dornei town, in the casino parc, a beautiful location.

 Noi am facut ce am stiut mai bine: am tras cu arcul...
EN: We did what we knew best: archery...
 Si nu am fost singuri, la atelier au participat multi tineri, copii, adulti, cu totii entuziasmati sa tina un arc pentru prima data in maini si dornici sa nimereasca tinta:)
EN: And we weren't alone, because at the workshop we had lots of children, teenagers and grownups that were excited to hold for the first time a bow and eager to hit the bulls-eye:)



Activitatile au fost pentru toate gusturile: de la mancare deosebita (am mancat cea mai buna inghetata artizanala si un taco cu pastravaz afumat de la "Vale Putna"), la concerte, ateliere de pictura, concursuri sportive, atelier de educatie juridica (pentru care ii multumim domnului judecator Cristian Danilet), targ de produse lucrate manual de catre artisti pasionati si talentati.
EN: The activities suited all tastes: from special food (we ate the best ice-cream and a smoked trout taco that was "wow"), to concerts, painting workshops, sports contests, judicial education workshops or handmade market.




 Am tinut si un atelier de pirogravura si traforaj cu cei mai mici participanti, care au plecat bucurosi acasa cu cate un suvenir creat de manutele lor, care sa le aminteasca de festival.

EN: We also held a woodburning and fret sawing workshop with the youngest of the participants, that were happy to take home a souvenir made by their own hands.







Ne-am distrat de minune, ne-am bucurat sa vizitam Vatra Dornei, o destinatie superba, cu imprejurimi cum doar in Bucovina gasesti si populata de oameni deosebiti.
EN:We had a great time, we enjoyed visiting Vatra Dornei, a beautiful place, with spectacular sourroundings and special people.