Sunday, February 24, 2008


Water & ice: pure. This photo belongs to my better half.
Have a great Sunday!
PS: these are photos from last weekend. Today we had 17 C - no need for a jacket!

Saturday, February 23, 2008

drive thru

To the much despair of Herr Ratze :), we are still driving through snow-land. From Poiana Brasov, to go back to Bucharest, you can take the road via Sinaia, or via Cheia. We chose Cheia, since it's not so crowded.
In the meantime, they announced 15 C for today (initially 17, but oh, well, meteorologists...).
Have a great Saturday!

Thursday, February 21, 2008

red ridding hood

These are the modern cable instalations in Poiana Brasov. And the view as taken through the messy window.
Have a great day!
PS: glad you enjoyed the hippo :). And the need for braces comes from erasing the number on the licence plate :).

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

there is a hippo in the snow

This looked so funny! Among other "serious pictures" this smiling hippo car drew my attention...
Hope you all have a great Tuesday!

Monday, February 18, 2008


Some pictures of the happy skiing people, down in the valley, waiting for the ski-lifts, and up to Postavarul.
Have a great week everybody!

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Brasov under fresh snow

Coming back from a horrible weekend of work, this view amazed me again...


I've got this award from RUNEE: thank you very much! As usual, I cannot make up my mind, to whom shall this go, because you all have been teaching me so much! So this award goes to every blog owner I visited till now!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

good wishes

Happy birthday, Kid! We wish you all the best!

Happy Valentine's to all who celebrate it!

Here is a view of Brasov that I'll never be tired of...

Wednesday, February 13, 2008


Well, not exactly. Same part of the Poiana Brasov, the next morning, hidden in fog. And then it started snowing. A fairy-tale!
Have a great Wednesday!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

(not) on fire

I tried not to breath when taking this picture- which without a tripod proved to be a difficult task :)). But I couldn't breath well anyways, so... :). It is a little bit shakey, but I liked the feeling... In the picture is the same area I showed you yesterday.
Have a great Tuesday!

Monday, February 11, 2008

Poiana Brasov

First of all, thank you for all good words! Leena was right: if they count for medicine than I am starting to feel better! Of course, still blowing nose, caughing & Co, but way better. For the weekend, since we had some stuff to celebrate, I took my better half and the flu along to Poiana Brasov. Mr. S. spent the day in the gym, I in the sauna (in a marvelous minty aroma). I tried to swim, but since I couldn't breath, that was not possible. The water seemed terribly cold, too. So after sauna, I just slept next to the pool.

Here is how the snow outside (yeah, I know, I am tired of white too...) looked from the window of our hotel.

Friday, February 08, 2008

certified beer drinker

Thanks everybody for passing by and for the nice words! This flu is a total mess: I look like Rudolf already, for much I am blowing my nose...
Anyways, I was going through the pictures in search for something to print out as a gift, and I found a tone of nice stuff that I didn't publish. So here is a little bit of archive item. The picture is taken in May 2007 in Mariazell, Austria. The sign says: Certified Beer Drinker (from the "Hopfen & Malz Universität" :)) ). I wish I had one with "certified aspirin drinker" - that's what I am doing currently :)).
Have a great Friday!

And HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Alexandra! She is my friend and German teacher.

Thursday, February 07, 2008

under the weather

Not a big deal, just the flu. Enough as to keep me indoors, because I cannot breath too well. And my nose hurts inside with every breath, too. So does my throat. And my neck. And still, I cannot stay in bed. Thank God for the mobile phones and the email - I can also work from home.
And here is my treatment: hot milk with a huge shot of rum (I go to sleep for a while after posting this), Kaminfeuer tea...
and some marvelous honey. Have a sweet day, everybody!

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

the simple things: clue

Thanks everybody for answering the yesterday's question. In fact, D.C. Confidential got it right: wheat. And now start laughing: for the cats! And they love it! (In the picture is one pot already starting to grow).
Have a great Wednesday!

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

the simple things: in the pot

Still on the balcony, looking around what's going on here, since the weather outside is grumpy - no sign of spring today...

Guess what's cookin' here and for what purpose...?

Sunday, February 03, 2008

the simple things: infusion of green

Today was a real spring day in the city: warm, jumping with excitement, birds singing. So this green from the plants-in-the-pots is welcome.

Friday, February 01, 2008

open space

Keep going along the road marked by the electricity poles, and you reach in few hours Buzau. or stop, turn on the country road to your right, and take some photos. Enjoy the colours and the air.

PS: can anyone recommend a nice bed & breakfast hotel in London?