Easter Sunday at Chatsworth House

Hello dear friends, how was your Easter holiday? I hope you enjoyed it and had a bit of time to relax.  In my culture, Easter is relatively a big thing. We paint eggs, have traditional meals, we visit relatives and friends, it’s a fun time. While Dan was enjoying all these at home, I was in Manchester, working. That’s why I had to make Sunday special. This is how I decided to join my friends to Chatsworth House, in the Peak District. We opted for a garden and house tour. Because of the weather, I had to leave my dress in a closet and choose something warm instead. I also gave up the idea of wearing high heels – walking around for hours? – no, thank you. That’s why I just chose a pair of comfy shoes. I chose to wear my latest acquisition: a shirt with a floral print on it together with my favourite pair of trousers from H&M.

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Dragi prieteni, sper ca ati avut parte de un Paste fericit, de o mini vacanta asa cum v-ati propus! Anul acesta am petrecut Pastele in Anglia si am realizat cat de importante sunt traditiile. Englezii nu sarbatoresc in mod deosebit. Ei prefera sa mearga la shopping, sa mearga la restaurant si sa cumpere oua de ciocolata. Multe. Si… cam atat. Desi sunt un marketer in devenire, nu-mi place cum sarbatorile se transforma incetisor in marketing si vanzari. Aud adesea: ‘nu mai e cum era odata’. Si e pacat. Insa nu e prea tarziu si totul depinde de noi. De aceea stiu ca eu cel putin am sa pastrez sprititul sarbatorilor si-am sa-mi invat copiii si nepotii sa faca la fel. 

Pentru ca eu urma sa lucrez in fiecare zi, am hotarat ca Dan sa mearga acasa, sa fie alaturi de ai lui. Iar eu, ca sa-mi fac duminica de Paste mai speciala, am plecat impreuna cu niste prieteni la un castel in apropiere, unde ne-am petrecut toata ziua plimbandu-ne prin gradini si bucurandu-ne de natura. Pentru mini excursie am ales sa ma imbrac cat mai comod si calduros. In final, tinuta s-a potrivit la fix cu natura: pantaloni verzi, camasuta cu print floral si pasari. A fost o zi reusita, dar la anul tare-as vrea sa o petrec acasa! 

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Coat – Mango

Bag – Benvenutti (Romania)

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China Town

When I saw this dress I knew I had to have it. It’s vibrant, full of colour and perfect for the spring. I thought that the best way to make it stand out was to wear some bold lips and bold shoes. And last but not least, the beautiful surroundings of the China Town which was pretty quiet when we got there. That’s because it was early in the morning. During the day though it’s crowded and everyone seems busy going somewhere. And on the benches the older ones are sitting, chatting and looking at the others passing by. Next to them it’s the guy who tries to sell Lebara sim cards, to call abroad. And on the other side of the road are the restaurants which, I may say, are quite good.

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Mi-a placut rochia asta pentru ca e extrem de colorata. M-am gandit ca ar fi perfecta pentru zilele calduroase ce se anunta (dar intarzie sa vina). Am hotarat sa port o pereche de pantofi rosii si un ruj puternic sa ma asortez cu tinuta. Si axata fiind pe culoare, mi-a atras atentia China Town din Manchester prin arhitectura sa. Acest mic cartier e plin de personalitate, aglomerat de obicei si plin de localuri cu specialitati asiatice. Daca ajungeti intr-un oras care are un China Town va recomand sa-l vizitati si sa mancati la un restaurant specific. Tot nu e mancarea autentica, conform prietenilor mei chinezi, insa tot e mai deosebita decat ce gasim noi de obicei la Food Court in malluri. 

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Shoes – Primark

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Birthday Girl

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I was born on the 22nd of March 1990. So this weekend we celebrated my birthday. I woke up Saturday morning feeling fresh and ready to take advantage of every single minute of my special day. I like to think that every day is special. However, on my birthday I’m just happier because I get to talk with old friends, my family and Dan spoil me (of course) and I get to have unlimited cake. Which I do. I am actually eating some right now, while writing. The photos were taken on Saturday morning, while on a small trip.

I usually get a bit melancholic during this time. I like to think of important people in my life, of important decisions I need to make and of what has changed since my last birthday. There are many things that crossed my mind, but one thing I wanted to mention: the progress of my blog. Thanks to you, my blog has grown a lot in the last year. I don’t like to emphasise on this, as my purpose is to express myself and not have tons of followers. However, I am happy each time I see that more people are reading, commenting or just writing to me. This is my personal project, my online diary and I am happy to see that I can inspire someone else, no matter how little. I want to thank you for reading me and I hope to surprise you with better posts and better photos in the future.

Love,

Andra

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M-am nascut pe data de 22 Martie 1990. Asa ca weekendul trecut am sarbatorit minunata varsta de 24 ani. M-am trezit sambata plina de energie si dornica sa profit de fiecare minutel din ziua asta speciala. Sunt pe principiul ca fiecare zi e speciala, insa ziua de nastere e deosebita. E o ocazie perfecta pentru a vorbi cu vechi prieteni, familia si Dan ma rasfata si am un motiv serios sa mananc tort. Cat incape. Chiar si-acum in timp ce scriu savurez o bucata. Nu de alta, da’ sa nu se strice! Pozele sunt facute chiar sambata, pe un ger si-un vant puternic. Insa dupa cum puteti vedea, eu m-am distrat! 

In perioada asta ma apuca usor melancolia pentru ca incep sa ma gandesc la oamenii importanti din viata mea, la deciziile importante pe care trebuie sa le iau si la ce s-a schimbat de la ultima aniversare. Printre lucrurile la care ma gandesc se afla si blogul. Pentru mine blogul e in primul rand un jurnal, o metoda de-a ma exprima. Insa faptul ca tot mai multe persoane imi citesc blogul ma bucura enorm. Nu am mai vorbit deschis despre asta, insa de anul trecut tot mai multi ma cititi, imi scrieti aici sau pe mail si ma bucura enorm! E o satisfactie sa vad ca facand ceea ce-mi place poate fi de folos altora. Asa ca vreau sa va multumesc tuturor si promit sa va surprind in continuare. 

Cu drag,

Andra

 

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Ski Holiday in Austria

ski holiday austria alpsI’m not a fan of the cold. Knowing that I’ll spend a week at 2000 m altitude didn’t make me happy, but I really wanted to go to experience skiing abroad. I packed and packed and packed. I took with me everything that was warm enough for a cold trip. But guess what? It turned out to be much more better than expected. We were too lucky to ski under a bright blue sky, with so high temperatures that I didn’t need to wear my body warmers. Instead, the suncream was a must. My dream came true: enjoying skiing, while being warm. The trip was great and I’m happy to share with you a short list of the things I liked.

Price

The Holiday was not too expensive. Accommodation options vary, depending on your budget. The ski pass is approximately 200 Euros for 5 days and the price goes slightly up, when adding more days. The sky pass includes free rides with the bus, or free parking if you’re with your own car. Overall – the holiday is definitely worth the price!

Weather

Now, we were lucky to enjoy this splendid weather. Our host told us that what we experienced is usually in the summer and not now. But what I know is that the next trip will be in March as well, not sooner.

Skiing

There are so many options you can choose from. You can plan your skiing based on your level, on what you want to do and how long you want to stay. And the landscape is truly amazing. I would stop every now and then and just look around. There are cottages with restaurants and restrooms. There are also many ski services along the way in case you want to fix them. My ski boots were horrible and really damaged my feet. That’s why I chose to rent a pair. For renting there are various possibilities and the prices are alright. For example, I paid 15 Euros for 2 days for the ski boots.

Food

Overall the food tastes good. Everything that I tried I liked (especially the cakes!). They are very good at making cheese and apple cakes. One specific is the Apfelstrudel (with apples). One place that I liked was a terrace on the water in Zell am See. We also enjoyed a great cheese cake on a boat, on a lake in Germany. – which brings me to my last point:

Location

We stayed close to Zell am Ziller (near Insbruck). We spent two days travelling around, to get to know the area. Close to our place we found beautiful lakes and landscapes. If you love being surrounded by nature, then I think you’d like this area. And to relax a bit after all that skiing (and eating), we spent an afternoon in a spa center with saunas and warm jacuzzis. My parents don’t ski and they chose to spend their days around the area. They never got bored, as there is always something to see or do.

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Nu-mi place deloc frigul. Asa ca, o vacanta la 2000 m altitudine nu m-a incantat neaparat. Dar n-am schiat niciodata in afara tarii asa ca am vrut neaparat sa ma duc in Austria. Asa ca mi-am indesat in bagaj toate bluzele si toti pantalonii polartec pe care i-am avut prin casa. Mama mi-a pus si ea ce-am avut ramas in tara sa nu cumva sa-mi fie frig! Ce sa spun, a fost atat de cald ca n-am putut purta niciun polartec! Dimpotriva, mereu cu crema de protectie solara dupa noi. Un soare puternic, un cer complet senin iar totul in jurul nostru alb. A fost de vis! Cu adevarat o vacanta reusita, asa ca va scriu pe scurt cateva lucruri care mi-au placut si care cred ca va pot veni in ajutor, sa va faceti o idee:

Pretul

Pretul pentru o excursie la ski in Austria poate sa fie foarte bun. Cazarea chiar difera in functie de buget si daca alegeti sa inchiriati un apartament pe care sa-l impartiti cu gasca iese foarte avantajos. Ski passul a fost in jur de 200 Euro pentru 5 zile, iar pentru fiecare zi in plus creste putin. Comparand cu preturile din Maramures (Suior, Cavnic) si partiile din zona pot sa spun ca ski passul are un pret tare bun! Cu el aveti si autobuz gratuit ce va duce la partii sau parcare gratuita daca sunteti cu masina. Sincer, credeam ca va fi mai scump insa am ajuns la concluzia ca e foarte avantajos.

Vremea

Din punctul asta de vedere am avut un noroc extraordinar. Gazda noastra ne spunea ca doar vara au parte de vreme asa buna. Dar ideea e ca si data viitoare am sa aleg sa merg prin Martie si nu mai repede. Zapada a fost foarte buna si poate prin Februarie ar fi prea frig.

Schiatul

Schiatul in sine a fost o placere. O multitudine de partii in functie de pregatirea fiecaruia. Atatea partii ca n-am putut sa mergem pe toate, iar peisajul deosebit oriunde. Iar asta mi-a placut cel mai mult: ca am avut de unde alege. Pe alocuri diverse restaurante si toalete, totul la dispozitia noastra. Iar din cand in cand service pentru schiuri in caz ca aveam nevoie sa le fixam cumva. Am schiat mult mai mult decat eram eu obisnuita si claparii m-au jenat teribil. Asa ca am hotarat sa-mi inchiriez altii pentru ultimele doua zile. Statiunea a fost plina de magazine si una doua mi-am gasit ceva sa-mi placa. Pretul iar a fost convenabil zic eu: 15 Euro pentru doua zile.

Mancarea

N-am mancat prea mult prin oras, insa tot ce-am gustat mi-a placut tare. Ei fac foarte bune patiserii asa ca a trebuit sa gustam pe langa cafeluta un Apfelstrudel (strudel cu mere) si Kase kuchen (prajitura cu branza).

Locatia

Noi am ales sa stam in Zell am Ziller, de unde am luat telecabina si ne-am plimbat apoi prin munti pe unde am vrut. Zona este frumoasa si imi place ca aproape sunt multe locatii deosebite: Insbruck, Zell am See, Munich. Parintii mei nu schiaza si ei intreaga vacanta s-au plimbat prin imprejurimi. Lucruri sunt destule de vizitat si de facut. Si ca sa ne odihnim dupa atata schiat (si mancat), am hotarat sa mergem la un spa cu jacuzziuri cu apa calda si saune. Am gasit un locsor in Germania, langa un lac frumos la vreo 50 km de statiune.

 

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Lastly, here’s a small movie I made just for fun. I thought I might share it with you too. It’s a bit shaky because Dan was filming while he was skiing. I hope you enjoyed my review! 🙂

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In ultimul rand, vreau sa va impartasesc un scurt film pe care l-am facut doar de dragul de-a avea o amintire. E cam miscat pentru ca Dan a filmat in timp ce schia.

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Countryside

flowersWhen I was younger, I used to spend a lot of time at my grandma’s, in a small village. Now I rarely go and visit her, especially since I’ve moved in the UK. However, I spent my weekend there and lots of memories came to my mind. My brother and I used to go and search for mushrooms. My grand-grandmother would check to see if they’re OK and then she would cook them. She would also make soup from a plant called nettle. Yes, she would cook everything from anything. And spending a lot of time there made me fall in love with animals, with the nature and healthy food. That’s why I already planned to have a house, with a big garden, two cats and two dogs.

Eram mica si petreceam mult timp la tara. Mergeam des cu ai mei si vara, Alex si cu mine ramaneam o perioada mai lunga. Ba chiar imi amintesc c-am facut un trimestru la gradinita acolo. Eram 3 copii in clasa si eram fericiti ca nu trebuia sa-mpartim prea mult jucariile. Apoi mi-aduc aminte cand mergeam cu Alex prin expeditii, pe dealuri si la cules de ciuperci prin padure. Strabunica le lua apoi sa le verifice si facea din ele o tocanita. Noi ii spuneam ‘topala’. Tot strabunica facea si supa de urzici, un deliciu! Si bunica facea placinta, cu silvoita. Si de mica am fost obisnuita cu animalele si cu natura. Si astept momentul sa am si eu, la casa mea, o gradina mare si animalute.

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Topshop in May

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After searching and searching for the perfect monochrome dress, I found it at Topshop! It was on my list for a long time now, and when I saw it I felt in love. I like it, it’s 100% my style and I had to make a post about it! I know it’s not the traditional black&white, but that makes it more special for me.

‘Dupa lupte seculare care au durat aproape 30 de ani’..ar zice Caragiale.. eu zic..aproape! Dupa multe multe cautari, am gasit rochia tip monocrom perfecta! Nu e alb-negru, dar pentru mine e mai speciala asa. Ma caracterizeaza 100%, e feminina, colorata si comoda. Perfecta pentru vremea frumoasa de Mai.

Sper ca ati avut parte de sarbatori linistite si frumoase alaturi de cei dragi! Si nu uitati, inca mai puteti sa va inscrieti la Giveaway aici.  

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Boyfriend’s clothes

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Everyone is wearing ‘boyfriend’ jeans. Well, I look strange in them, so I can’t wear them. But do I give up? never! That’s why today I stole this sweater from Dan. It’s because this windy Manchester confuses me…I really don’t know what to wear anymore.. I’m either too warm or too cold. And the wind also made it almost impossible to take some pictures for this post, you’ll see soon in my face expression how happy I was about this!

Toata lumea poarta ‘boyfriend’ jeansi. Am incercat si eu dar arat caraghios in ei, asa ca am renuntat la idee…partial! Am purtat azi, in schimb, un pulover de-al lui Dan. Si-asta din cauza vremii mai mult.. in timp ce voi, in Romania, va bucurati de soare si +20 grade…pe mine ma sufla vantul pe-aici de numa’! Intr-una din poze se vede foarte clar cat ma incanta vantul asta… sau nu! 

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Rose blouse

NatureI was so inspired today to go out for a walk and a coffee with Dan! I say this because I’m looking outside now and it’s raining and it’s ugly. This weather is so unpredictable, like me when going shopping! Yep, every time I search for something, I never find it. Every time I just look around (and, obviously, I’m broke), I see the prettiest things. But I guess it’s a girl’s thing. My friends tell me I’m not the only one! But I think the e-commerce is quite helpful in this case 🙂

Tare inspirati am fost (Dan si cu mine) sa mergem azi dimineata la o plimbare si o cafeluta buna pe-afara, la soare. Nu de alta, dar ma uit acum afara si ploua, e urat, e frig, brr! Vremea asta-i asa imprevizibila..cam ca mine cand merg la shopping! Si-i haios ca de fiecare daca cand caut ceva anume, nu gasesc. Si cand ma plimb hai-hui (si fara bani, normal), vad cele mai dragute lucruri! Cred ca valabil la multe dintre voi, cel putin asa-mi spun prietenele mele. O solutie buna pentru asta e online shopping-ul 🙂 

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Am luat geanta asta Valentino dintr-un magazin SH din Baia Mare. Se vede pe ea ca-i uzata, dar mie-mi place, e mai…autentica asa 🙂

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Cozy today

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After a short visit to Uni today, Liz and I stopped in the park nearby to take some pictures. It’s quite cold.. but you can already see lots of flowers here and there, you can already smell the spring!

Dupa o scurta vizita la facultate, am mers putin prin parc impreuna cu Liz, sa facem cateva poze. E cam frig, ce-i drept.. dar deja au aparut multe flori, natura isi revine incet, incet.. se simte c-a venit primavara!

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Pink, Blue and bubbles

Spring romantic pink This post describes me very well: girly, pink, romantic and full of energy. Yep, that’s me! And now, that the spring is here, I can finally wear more colourful and playful clothes. Still, Manchester is not that sunny, but hopefully the weather will change soon. If not, I guess I’ll have to travel to a warmer country.. oh, well, if I have to, I will do!

Cred ca pozele din postarea aceasta ma descriu foarte bine: girly, mult roz, romantica si plina de energie. Si-acum, c-a venit primavara, pot sa port in sfarsit haine mai colorate. Totusi, Anglia asta-i cam friguroasa, dar inca sper la o vreme mai buna. Si daca nu se schimba, va trebui (musai) sa vizitez o tara mai calda! Ce sa facem? Daca trebe, trebe..Spring pastels Andra pink converse

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