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marți, 20 iunie 2017

Love the Road

Au trecut vreo 2 luni de cand casuta pe roti ne duce in locuri frumoase, ne adaposteste de ploaie si ne tine umbra cand soarele e puternic. Si o data cu ea visul nostru comun de a calatori a prins viata, iar fiecare zi e o aventura. Carol se distreaza si se pare ca variatia de locuri si oameni ii priesc, pentru ca zambeste oricui, creste vazand cu ochii si e tot mai activ cu fiecare zi, iar pentru ca avem casuta cu noi oriunde, ne e usor sa petrecem si noi timp cu alti oameni, sa socializam si nu simt ca sunt prinsa in casa pentru ca trebuie sa ii respect lui programul de somnuri dese.

EN: Almost 2 months have passed since our house on wheels takes us to beautiful places, shelters us from the rain and protects us from the hot sun. And with it our shared dream of travelling has come to life and each day is a blessed adventure. Baby Carol os having fun and it seems the variation of places and faces are good for him: he smiles to anybody, he grows very fast, is more active with each day and because we have the home with us everywhere it's easy to spend time with others, to socialize and I don't feel trapped beacuse I have to follow his sleeping schedule.
  Am ajuns pe Valea Putnei, in judetul Vrancea, o zona pe care n-am mai explorat-o pana acum. Cascada Putna si cheile Tisiteti sunt doua locuri putin frecventate de turisti, unde natura spectaculoasa, linistea padurii, apa perfecta pentru baie sunt ingredientele pentru o vacanta odihnitoare.

EN: We arrived on Putna's valley, in Vrancea county, an area we haven't exlpored so far. The Putna cascade and Tisita river keys are two wild  places where few turists go and the spectacular landscape, together with the quiet forest and the perfect water for bathing make for a great holiday.




 Am campat la Cabana Dorina, in Lepsa, un loc verde si plin de viata, chiar pe malul Putnei, cu o gazda vesela si primitoare. In spatele gradinii mari, unde se poate sta cu rulota sau cortul, un cot al raului creeaza o piscina naturala, adanca de pana la 3 m, unde am facut baie intr-o apa limpede si curata.

EN: We camped at Cabana Dorina, in Lepsa, a green and quiet place, on the shore of Putna, with a happy and welcoming host. Behind the green garden, where you can place your tent, a truning of the river creates a 3 m natural pool where we bathed in the crystal clear water.
Noi am petrecut 2 zile intr-una dintre camerele cabanei si am dormit leganati de sunetul raului si sumedenia de pasarele ciripitoare, dealtfel singurele zgomote care tulburau linistea adanca dintre munti. Caldura soarelui de amiaza incalzea camera tapetata cu scoarte de lana tesute de gazda, doamna Dorina, iar peretii de lemn raspandeau o aroma de pin si rasina, care se pastra pana seara cand mergeam la somn.Am facut o drumetie prin cheile Tisitei, o frumoasa si putin cunoscuta rezervatie naturala. Traseul e accesibil si pentru copii, iar cararea e marginita de panouri cu informatii interesante despre flora si fauna locala.
Un loc in care ne vom intoarce cu siguranta!

EN: We spent 2 days in one the cabin's rooms and our slept was troubled only by the sound of the river and the singing of birds. The rooms smelled of pine wood and the walls were decorated with traditional hand woven wool carpets, made by the host herself. We took a walk along the Tisita river, to discover the natural reserve Tistita's Keys. The track is suitable for children and the accessible paths have specially designed boards on the sides where you can find out lots of interesting information about the local flora and fauna.
A place where we'll definitley return!

luni, 12 iunie 2017

The Journey

 Calatoria ne-a purtat intr-un loc de basm, un castel ascuns intr-o padure de gingko, stejari, aluni, pini, soci infloriti si parfumati, la marginea localitatii Miclauseni, aflat pe domeniul Sturdza.
Am petrecut 2 zile superbe in mijlocul naturii si i-am invatat pe micutii care au participat la Festivalul copiilor sa traga cu arcul.
EN: The journey took us in a fairytale location, a the Sturdza castle, in the middle of a forest with pine trees, gingko biloba, perfumed sambucas, hazelnuts and wild birds, at the edge of Miclauseni village. For two days we enjoyed the quiet place and taught the kids archery, during the Children's Festival.

 Castelul, construit in stil neo-gotic, ne-a dus cu gandul la vanatori de fazani, serate, catacombe si tuneluri secrete in care s-au tesut intrigi si fantasme din alte vremuri. Am petrecut noaptea in van si am adormit cu sunetul sutelor de broaste in concert si ne-am trezit in cantecul privighetorilor. Aerul verii, vantul fosnind printre frunze, cerul cu stele si sunete de tot felul, toate au creat cadrul pentru un somn odihnitor si dulce.

EN: The neo-gothic castle, carried us in the times of pheasant huntings, evening bals, catacombs and secret tunnels. We spent the night in our van and slept carried away by the sound of hundreads of frogs and we woke up with the song of the nightingales. The fresh summer air, the wind slowly moving through the leaves, the dark starry night sky and all the forest sounds, they all created the perfect frame for a sweet and resting sleep.



Iar intre festivaluri, cu bateriile incarcate si inspiratie in tolba, mai mesterim si mai pictam cate ceva, cat timp Carol descopera lumea.
EN: And between the festivals, our batteries charged and our minds inspired, we paint and work little bits, while baby Carol discovers the world.

joi, 1 iunie 2017

Children's Paradise

Luna mai, se pare, a fost sub semnul copiilor si al copilariei si iunie se anunta la fel de incarcata de chiote si prichindei ghidusi. Am fost la Izvorul Sperantei, in Panatau, judetul Buzau, pentru a le arata copiilor veniti din Scotia, printr-un proiect Erasmus, cum sa pirograveze, sa traga cu arcul si sa construiasca o coliba din crengi de salcie.

EN: May seems to have been under the sign of childhood and June will also start with giggles and small hands. We went to The Fountain of Hope, in Buzau county to show the children who arrived from Scitland how to woodburn, shoot the bow and build a cottage from willow branches.
Am stat 3 zile si desi am obosit putin, ne-m incarcat cu energia copiilor care pare sa-si traga viata dintr-o sursa inepuizabila. Intotdeauna ne-am simtit cel mai in largul nostru printre micuti si gandindu-ma care este motivul, am concluzionat ca sinceritatea lor ii face cei mai buni parteneri de joaca. Un copil este pur in intentie si doar mai tarziu invata sa disimuleze, copiindu-ne pe noi adultii. Si cat de obositor mi se pare in lumea asta, a oamenilor mari, felul in care incercam sa pastram aparente, ne mintim si ne complicam... Ma bucur tare mult ca avem ocazia sa petrecem timp mult in preajma copiilor. Asa viata e frumoasa si simpla:)

EN: We spent there 3 days and although we got a little tired, we charged our batteries from the energy that they give, which seems to come from a never emptying source. We always felt comfortable among little ones and I believe this happens because they are honest. A child is pure in intention and only later he learns to "act", by mimicking us, the grownups. And it's so tiring in our adults world, because we value so much the appearances, we lie and complicate everything...I'm glad I get the chance to spend lots of time surrounded by beautiful young souls. This way, life is beautiful and easy:)







marți, 23 mai 2017

Magic on the Sky









Am lipsit o saptamana, dar motivat. Si motivatia s-a concretizat in doua evenimente frumoase care au marcat inceputul sezonului de plimbare/activitate/viata in natura/distractie. Primul a fost in judetul Buzau. la centrul  Izvorul Sperantei 
unde am participat cu ateliere in cadrul unui proiect Erasmus cu elevi din Scotia, iar al doilea a fost
Magia Baloanelor cu aer cald
in judetul Iasi, unde am tinut atelierul de tir cu arcul.
Pozele sunt de la al doilea festival, care ne-a lasat o impresie foarte placuta. Subiectul indeit, baloanele cu aer cald, au fost elementul care ne-a atras sa participam si bine am facut. Am vazut pentru prima data uriasele "meduze" zburatoare si la anul o sa am grija sa fac revervare ca sa putem si zbura intr-unul, pentru ca dupa cum au marturisit cei care au avut parte de experienta, este minunat!
Tot aici am avut ocazia sa testam si noua masina/casa, de care am prins drag dupa prima noapte dormita in ea.
Acum ne-am intors acasa, obositi, dar foarte incantati si ne-am apucat de pregatiri pentru urmatorul eveniment.Ne-am bucurat sa gasim margaretele inflorite in livada, gradina care desi anul acesta a fost mai neglijata, ne-a intampinat cu salata verde, rucola, chives, menta, salvie, roinita, urzici, ceapa verde, toate numai bune pentru salate de sezon, pe care le-am asezonat cu otet infuzat cu flori de liliac.
Bine ai venit vara!

EN: We were away for one week and the reason were two events on which we attended: One of them was in Buzau county, at
Foutain of Hope
where we held workshops for students visiting from Scotland.
The other one was near Iasi:
Hot Air Ballons Festival
where we participated with the archery workshop.
The photos are from the second event, that we really enjoyed. It was the first time we saw closely these giant "medusa" and we would like to fly in one of them next year, because those who did it had a great and unique experience.
It was also the first time we slept in our new van and we fell in love with these house on wheels.
Now we're back home , tired but pleased and we are preparing for the next event.
We were happy to find the daisies in flower and the garden whih although this year was a little neglected, welcomed us with lettuce, rucola, chives, mint, melissa, nettles, green onions, sage, all of them perfect for salads that we seasoned with lilac flowers infused vinegar.
Welcome summer!

sâmbătă, 6 mai 2017

Dream


Ne pregatim cu spor si voie buna pentru un festival deosebit, ceva diferit ce de cele la care am mai fost si pe care il asteptam cu nerabdare:
Magia baloanelor cu aer cald
Asa ca saptamana trecuta light-motivul au fost baloanele cu aer cald, de la cele clasice, la cele moderne si la unele imaginate si posibile poate intr-o alta realitate:)

We are preparing for a special festival, something a little diffrent than the ones we've attended in the past:
Hot air balloons festivals
So, last week was all about hot air balloons, classical ones, modern ones and imaginary dream land ones:)