Easter and good Les Paques et le bien Pastele si binele din suflet

Dear friends, readers, foreigners

This is a letter written from my heart to you, just now, before Easter. Some of you may celebrate it, some not. What matters is to celebrate each and every thing without destroying, but by creating. Thus, please, be so good for this Easter and give up the lamb. I know you think animals do not have a heart…that they enjoy being killed for our exaggerated meals….but could you imagine someone’s baby aged 3 months being killed as food for some giants that have whatever celebration? How would those people feel? This is that happens to lambs for years…they are killed at 3-4 months just because the meat ‘is tender’…I gave it up for good for many years and God is not angry with me for that, I assure you. You can replace this meat with anything else – other type of meat or protein meal, vegetables, cheese, anything  if you have imagination.

If you think I am wrong and that animals have no soul at all, please read this:

                            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hachik%C5%8D

I wish all of you a Happy Easter, with health, joy, wishes come true and warmth in your hearts!

Chers amies et amis, je vous ecris quelques lignes pour vous dire une priere pour cette Paques. Meme si vous celebrez ou pas, je pense que c’est humain de profiter de toutes les fetes sans detruire ou tuer sans raison. Et c’est pourquoi s’il vous plait, soyez si bons pour cette Pâques et abandonnez l’agneau. Je sais que vous pensez que les animaux n’ont pas de cœur … qu’ils aiment être tués pour nos repas exagérés … mais pourriez-vous imaginer que le bébé de quelqu’un de 3 mois soit tué comme nourriture pour des géants qui ont quelque célébration?   Comment se sentiraient ces gens? C’est ce qui arrive aux agneaux pendant des années … ils sont tués à 3-4 mois juste parce que la viande est “tendre” … J’ai renoncé a le manger pendant de nombreuses années et Dieu n’est pas fâché contre moi pour ça, je vous assure.  Vous pouvez remplacer cette viande avec n’importe quoi, un autre type de viande ou de protéines, des légumes, du fromage, etc. si vous avez un peu d’imagination.

Si vous pensez que les animaux n’ont pas de coeur, lisez cet article, s’il vous plait:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hachik%C5%8D

Je vous souhaite à tous  Joyeuses Pâques, avec santé, joies, des souhaits devenus réalité et de la chaleur dans vos coeurs!

 

 

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International Day of Sleep 16 martie – Ziua Internationala a Somnului

I don’t know who has heard of this event but I would like to share it with you. It seems that the 16th of March was chosen to celebrate the benefits of healthy sleeping.         

Even if I am no doctor, I can tell you honestly that sleep is one of the best ways to stay healthy and strong; this does not mean that you can sleep 10 hours and then go and eat cheese burgers and fries because this is not the solution. But, together with a good diet, emotional health and some active time, it builds up the way to live long and well.

For some more info you can have a look on the official website:                

                                            http://worldsleepday.org/ask-the-sleep-experts#basic

Ending this little article, I would say that the most important advantage of getting enough sleep is that it is boosting the immunity and supporting the brain; so try to use wisely the hours of a day for work, sleep and relaxation and may you live happily 100 years, never forgetting about love, which is always the best 🙂 !

 

 

baby sleeping

 

The photo belongs to: http://www.olgavuscan.ro

Martisorul The 1st of March

Martisorul is a very nice Romanian spring celebration that also exists in a few other countries. In general, men offer on this day little objects to any female persons in their lives as a sign of friendship and celebration of spring. It can be anything – little animals, flowers, birds, drawings, shells and it is even more valuable if it is handmade.

I hope that all of you will have nice surprises on the 8, some of you must have had already some on the very 1st – after all, any day is good to bring a smile for the people we love; even men can receive such a little thing, at least if we get inspired from our neighbours in Bulgaria 🙂              

I wish all of you a Magical Spring with good health, vitality and happiness near those special ones in your lives!

martisor

Desi cu o mica intarziere, am dorit sa scriu despre Martisor deoarece este una din cele mai frumoase traditii din Romania, dupa parerea mea. Stiu ca sunt subiectiva insa iubesc primavara si tot ceea ce simbolizeaza ea. De aceea, am asteptat mereu Martisorul cu bucurie, speranta, optimism si nerabdare, marcand in acelasi timp sfarsitul iernii, cel putin simbolic 🙂 Martisorul din imagine a fost colorat de mine cu ce am gasit prin sertare iar in alti ani am reusit sa imi fac timp sa creez propriile martisoare din diverse materiale.

Sper sa aveti cu totii parte de suprize in aceasta luna, poate ati avut pe 1 …poate veti avea pe 8 insa orice zi este binevenita in a aduce un zambet pe fata celor care conteaza pentru noi, desi martie e in general dedicata femeilor. Insa, daca vreti sa ii suprindeti si pe barbatii speciali din vietile voastre, cred ca pot primi si ei un martisor, dupa modelul vecinilor nostri bulgari  🙂 

Va urez o Primavara cu sanatate, vitalitate si fericire zi de zi alaturi de oameni dragi !

 

Let’s save our bees! Sa salvam albinele!

albinuta pe trandafir, RoI

I don’t know if you all know or if you care, but the European populations of bees are in danger for many years already.

The intensive agriculture, the use of pesticides, the legal or illegal cutting of trees or destroying of forests or fields, etc. have brought about the death of many generations of bees. these small amazing insects are doing many invisible tasks, without which our life on Earth would be much worse. They are in charge with all the ‘production’ of fruits and vegetables as they manage the pollen and thus, most of the flora species in Europe and the world. Not to say how useful and healthy are the results of their work – mainly honey, pollen, mother bee milk and the others also. If you want to help, please sign this petition:                              https://www.petitieonline.com/emb/175736    

 (it is in Romanian but in order, the empty spaces ask for your: surname, name, town, country, email and reason for signing-the big empty space).

You also have useful information for you or for small kids on this French website:      http://www.abeillessauvages.com/il-faut-sauver-les-abeilles/comment-aider-les-abeilles/#sthash.UDn6y0E2.dpbs 

Acest articol doreste sa atraga atentia problemelor cu care se confrunta populatiile de albine din Europa, deja de cativa ani buni.

Agricultura intensiva, folosirea pesticidelor, taierea legala sau ilegala de arbori, distrugerea padurilor sau a campurilor fertile, etc. au creat probleme grave care au dus la decesul multor generatii de albine. Cred ca stim cu totii ca, fara albine, nu am mai avea fructe si legume, ele fiind responsabile cu polenizarea. De asemenea, nu trebuie sa uitam cat de utile sunt pentru un stil de viata sanatos dar chiar si pentru vindecarea unor boli grave precum cancer, produsele albinutelor precum miere, polen sau laptisor de matca.

Lasand la o parte simpatica melodie ‘Albinutza’ a celor de la Voltaj, va rog frumos sa semnati aceasta petitie:   https://www.petitieonline.com/emb/175736      Si, daca, sunt printre dvs. persoane interesate sincer de acest subiect, va recomand acest site:            http://romapis.org/index.php   

 

 

Snowy tales of Luxembourg

snowy landscapesnow ClervauxLux north snowsnow n Luxisnowy castle

Following my fellow blogger’s suggestion, I have decided to post some little snapshots I have taken in Luxembourg during these winter months. Some are simple, others are poetical, many are different landscapes with some water symphony as I was saying on his blog. 

Most of them are taken in the north of Luxembourg  and some at the Clervaux castle, on a  nice sunny winter day; I used my simple Canon camera and I am happy with these photos but I still have a lot to learn 😉

I think that each season has its beauty, thus winter, too, even if we sometimes freeze. The most important thing is not to let our hearts freeze 🙂 Hoping you will enjoy my photos, I wish all of you a happy and healthy winter even it is not much left and thank you again for reading my blog !

Royalties and Love Despre Regele Mihai si dragoste

 

 

This article is meant to bring homage to our last king, Mihai of Romania who, unfortunately, left us last December, aged 96. This special Man who, despite his foreign origin had a Romanian heart, represented beautifully a peaceful and secret land, forgotten among hills and plains and dominated by the magical castle of Hohenzollern. Even if he received many times harsh reactions and mean words from the authorities of Romania, he always responded with Good; moreover, he loved our country and tried to help it as many times as he could.

Thus, God knew how to reward his good soul – at a very young age he was lucky to meet the love of his life, the future Queen Ana of Romania. They were lucky to choose freely one another and to live their love and lives together till the end of their lives. They always reminded me of my grandparents and their generation, times when there was much less wickedness in the world and less obsession to buy buy buy or to own screens of any type and length…Their generation knew how to cherish Love when they found it, unlike people of today.

They represented, with their modesty and fine education, an old world… but still present and they constantly got involved in charity actions and tried to help every time they could. I remember how, every year for the King’s birthday, he organised the ‘Open Doors Day’ at the Elisabeta Palace and always liked to speak a bit to the people who came. As for his followers, to be honest, I sincerely appreciate Prince Nicolae and Princess Elisabeth-Karina, two young people with great hearts, education and character; while the fake gossips about the Prince Nicolae’s paternity leave me totally cold…I know that he is not that type of man and am sure that people can try many times to use for their purposes any occasion when being around someone ‘with  a name’ which is, in any case, pathetic. They remain my favourites of the new generations of the Romanian Royal House, along with the other grandchildren of the King and Queen.

So, I sincerely let my heart sigh for this beautiful pair of royalties, non-Romanian but still Romanian, in love for a lifetime and who prove, even if nowadays absent, that goodness in life is rewarded, maybe not with great treasures but with the greatest of all – true love, that one we are all waiting for…

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Desi luna decembrie este perioada mea preferata din an datorita Craciunului,  aceste sarbatori au fost mai triste, afland ca ultimul nostru Rege ne-a parasit definitiv… Acest Om de origine straina dar cu suflet romanesc, frumos simbol al unei regiuni pasnice si secrete parca, dominata magistral de colina fermecata pe care inca strajuieste castelul Hohenzollern, a stiut sa iubeasca tara noastra, in ciuda tuturor rautatilor de care a avut parte chiar din partea statului roman, de-a lungul istoriei. Si stiti bine ca putini oameni au aceasta calitate, de a raspunde cu Bine intotdeauna.

Acelasi Rege a fost insa, rasfatat de Dumnezeu, prin sansa unica de a-si intalni iubirea vietii la o varsta tanara si de a trai  langa aceasta o poveste de dragoste ‘pana la adanci batraneti’. Ii priveam pe amandoi cu afectiune, gandindu-ma mereu la generatia bunicilor mei, o generatie aproape lipsita total de rautatea din zilele noastre, de nebunia cumparaturilor fara sens, a ecranelor de toate marimile… si lista ar putea continua. Iata ce a declarat politicianul Călin Popescu-Tăriceanu: „Familia regală şi-a adus o contribuţie extrem de importantă pentru a facilita aderarea României la NATO, prin relaţiile cu celelalte case regale din Europa. Au avut un rol activ Regele Mihai şi familia regală în acest sens, Regele trecând, într-o manieră în care doar un rege poate să ierte, peste toate umilinţele şi nedreptăţile la care a fost supus. Regele nu a fost umilit numai în perioada comunistă, (…) el a fost umilit după 1990, când i s-a refuzat revenirea în ţară şi, cu toate acestea, a considerat că datoria lui de om de stat şi patriot este să ajute România cu tot ceea ce poate. Şi a putut foarte mult şi a făcut-o şi pentru asta trebuie să-i fim recunoscători.“

Ei au reprezentat cu modestie si bun simt o lume trecuta, dar prezenta inca pentru multi, prin actiunile lor caritabile, prin ajutorul pe care au incercat sa il acorde prin diverse moduri Romaniei si prin caracterul si educatia lor aleasa. In ce priveste urmasii Regelui, trebuie sa spun sincer ca am o apreciere sincera pentru cei doi nepoti ai sai din poza de mai sus, Printul Nicolae (desi repudiat, pentru mine ramane tot un print si nu cred nici o iota din presupusul scandal al paternitatii sale pentru ca acest om nu este nici mincinos, nici profitor, nici nerespectuos asa cum se ofuscheaza in mod fals si penibil restul familiei regale romane) si Printesa Elisabeta-Karina, doi tineri destepti, finuti, de bun simt si sper ca acestia sa creeze legaturi frumoase cu Romania si cu adevaratii romani.

Imi pare sincer rau pentru disparitia acestei perechi de regi, non-romani dar totusi romani, indragostiti pentru o viata si demonstrand prin constanta lor ca bunatatea in viata este rasplatita, poate nu cu mari comori ci cu o viata lunga, presarata cu surprize frumoase si dragoste adevarata, aceea la care stiu ca toti visam in secret…

 

 

 

 

 

A magical secret castle

 

Luxembourg, even small as it is, doesn’t lack tourist spots to charm its inhabitants or tourists. As time goes by,  I keep on discovering nice spots, each with its unique specificity and beauty.
Such an example is the charming castle of the  Larochette town, located in the centre of the small duchy, surrounded by the beautiful landscape of the Müllerthal region.
Being of about nine centuries old, the castle still offers many built spaces to see, great views from every corner and a nice garden welcoming the visitors at the entrance. It’s worth seeing all the parts of the castle area such as the wine cave, towers, dining hall, balcony with former bathroom and all the others, thinking of how they have been used along these centuries.
You can find more details on the following website:  http://www.larochette.lu/chateau_en.html      
                                           Have a joyful winter and safe & beautiful trips !!
Desi mic, Luxemburg nu duce lipsa de locuri fermecatoare care ii incanta atat pe turisti cat si pe locuitori. Pas cu pas, descopar tot felul de locuri frumoase, fiecare cu unicitatea sa, unele aducandu-mi aminte de calatoriile mele in Romania si Bulgaria.
Un loc pe care il recomand celor care ajung prin aceasta zona este castelul din oraselul Larochette, ce se afla in centrul micului ducat, localitate inconjurata de frumoasele peisaje din regiunea Müllerthal, denumita Mica Elvetie a Luxemburgului.
Vechi de aproximativ noua secole, castelul ofera multe spatii de vazut, desi in ruine, o panorama frumoasa din orice colt si o minunata gradina care ii intampina pe vizitatori inca de la intrare. Merita sa vedeti toate partile complexului architectural cum ar fi pivnita de vinuri, turnurile, sala de ospete, balconul cu vechea baie si toate celelalte, imaginandu-va cum au fost folosite si locuite in toate aceste secole.  
Puteti gasi mai multe detalii in limba engleza, pe site-ul:         http://www.larochette.lu/chateau_en.html   
                                                    Sa aveti o iarna vesela si calatorii sigure & frumoase !!