Kaleidoscope atelier in Brussels

Cand eram mica, prin anii 80 in comunism, nu aveam multe jucarii, dar printre ele se afla un caleidoscop pe care il iubeam. Am avut mare grija de el, ma uitam fascinata la infinetele modele dinauntrul sau si am fost tare trista cand s-a stricat dupa multi ani de folosinta. Peste ani si ani, adult fiind, mi-am cumparat unul nou. Chiar saptamanile trecute stateam in fotoliu ascultand muzica si uitandu-ma prin caleidoscop, atat de relaxant a fost!

Nu am fost niciodata curioasa sa vad ce are inauntru, cumva minunea pe care o vedeam prin el imi era de ajuns, nu doream sa ii stiu “secretul”.

Dar, uite ca ieri, intr-o frumoasa zi de luna decembrie 2018, am participat la un atelier de caleidoscoape unde am invatat cum sa il fac, cum sa il asamblez. Acum ii stiu “secretul” si inca il iubesc!

Veronica Soare, cu entuziasm nemarginit si o rochie verde de poveste, ne-a ghidat pas cu pas in fabricarea propriului nostru caleidoscop. Multumesc pentru un atelier de neuitat!

Va arat cateva poze pe care le-am facut in timpul celor doua ore ale atelierului. Enjoy!

When I was little in the 1980s, I did not have many toys, but among them was a kaleidoscope I loved. I took great care of it, I was fascinated by the infinite patterns inside of it and I was really sad when it broke down after many years of use. After many years, as an adult, I bought a new one. Just weeks ago I sat in the chair listening to music and looking through a kaleidoscope, it was so relaxing!
I’ve never been curious to see what’s inside, somehow the wonder I saw through it was enough, I did not want to know its “secret”.
But yesterday, on a beautiful day of December 2018, I attended a kaleidoscope workshop where I learned how to do it, how to assemble it. Now I know “the secret” and still love it!
Veronica Soare, with incredible enthusiasm and a beautiful green dress, guided us step by step in making our own kaleidoscope. Thanks for an unforgettable workshop!
Here are a couple of pictures I made during the two hours of the workshop. Enjoy!

Bruxelles in november

A few photos I took last Saturday, during a long walk from morning until sunset! Oh and what a beautiful sunset it was! And what a beautiful city Brussels is!

Cateva poze de sambata, dintr-o plimbare lunga prin Bruxelles de dimineata pana seara la apus. Si ce apus frumos a fost! Si ce oras frumos este Bruxelul!

Year after year

Every year, same place, same clothes, different age

Faro in 34 photos

  • Faro = a city in the South of Portugal
  • All photos are taken and edited by me (except the ones I’m in – which were taken by my SO
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Rodebeek Park

Rodebeek Park in Brussels is one of my favorite places to play and walk with my little one. It has a playground with sand, swings, chess pieces. It also has a courtyard with animals: bunnies, guinea pigs, hens, parrots, goats. Plus a beautiful forest for walking. Is awesome.

Parcul Rodebeek in Bruxelles este unul din locurile mele preferate pentru joaca si plimbari cu cel mic. Are spatiu de joaca cu nisip, leagane, piese de sah. Are si o curte cu animale: iepurasi, porcusori de Guinea, gaini, papagali, capre. Plus padure pentru plimbat. Este MI-NU-NAT.

La Hulpe with snow

Photos with the first snow this season in Belgium in one of my favorite places: la Hulpe Castle, in Belgium (I have A LOT of blog posts with photos from La Hulpe, because I love it so much!)

Poze cu prima zapada din sezonul acesta, la castelul La Hulpe – unul din locurile mele preferate. Am multe postari pe blog cu poze din acest loc, pentru ca imi place mult!

Then and now

It seems like yesterday we were taking photos of me pregnant in Bois de la Cambre in Brussels (October 2015). The following year (October 2016) we returned (the three of us) to make the photos in the exact same place.

To keep the tradition, we repeated the photo-shoot, in the same place, wearing almost the same clothes. I keep looking at the photos and I can’t believe how big my baby is.

Parca mai ieri faceam pozele cu burtica in Bois de la Cambre (in octombrie 2015). Apoi anul urmator (octombrie 2016) ne reintorceam in formula de 3 sa repetam fotografiile fix in acelasi loc.

Ca sa pastram traditia, ne-am intors si anul acesta si sper sa repetam si in anii ce vor urma. Ma tot uit la poze si nu imi vine sa cred cat de mare a crescut puiul de om.

Gaasbeek, Belgium

La sfarsit de septembrie, chiar la iesirea din Bruxelles, o oaza de liniste si relaxare intr-o padure frumoasa la castelul Gaasbeek. Piticul meu a fost foarte fericit ca a gasit multe baltoace in care a sarit (traiasca cizmele de cauciuc!)

At the end of September, set outside Brussels, an oasis of tranquillity and relaxation in a beautiful forest at Gaasbeek Castle. My toddler was very happy for all the puddles he found in the forest (luckily, he had rubber boots)


Lommel Sahara, Belgium

Friday was a day off in Belgium (July 21, the National Day) and (OMG!) the sky was clear and the temperature was about 22 degrees, so we made a trip to a beautiful place (which I happened to read about in a magazine in the dentist’s waiting room) :)) Lommelse Sahara. I do not understand how I have not heard of this place in my six years of living in Belgium. It is about an hour and a half drive from Brussels and is perfect for a day trip in the nature. The entrance is free, the relaxation is maximum.

I’ll leave you with the pictures and if (inspired by my post: D) you visit the place, tell me how you liked it. I liked it a lot.

This is the address of the place: De Soeverein, Sportveldenstraat 10, 3920 Lommel

Vineri a fost zi libera in Belgia (21 iulie, ziua nationala) si (MINUNE!) a fost senin si temperatura sa fi fost vreo 22 de grade, asa ca am facut o excursie intr-un loc frumos, de care am aflat intamplator rasfoind o revista asteptand la dentist :)) Sahara Belgiei. Nu inteleg cum in cei 6 ani de cand locuiesc in Belgia nu am mai auzit de locul asta pana acum. Se afla la vreo ora si jumatate de condus din Bruxelles si este perfect pentru o excursie de o zi in natura. Intrarea este libera, relaxarea este maxima.

Va las cu pozele si daca (inspirati de postarea mea 😀 ) ajungeti pe acolo sa imi spuneti cum vi s-a parut, ca mi-e tare mult mi-a placut.

Asta este adresa parcarii de acolo: De Soeverein, Sportveldenstraat 10, 3920 Lommel

It smells like pine trees and there is sand on the ground. I wonder what comes next 🙂 / Miroase a conifere si e nisip pe jos

And them comes THIS view! / Apoi urmeaza asta!

Blackberries!/ MURE!

Floralia 2017, Brussels

  • when: One month each year (mid april till mid may)
  • where: Kasteel VAN GROOT-BIJGAARDEN Isidoor Van Beverenstraat 5, 1702 Groot-Bijgaarden, België
  • price: Adults: 12 euros, kids 6-14years: 5 euros, under 6years: free.

Is pretty, oh so pretty.

De la mijlocul lunii aprilie pana la mijlocul lunii mai la castelul VAN GROOT-BIJGAARDEN, 12 euro adulti. E frumos, pe cuvant!


One year after

romania_flagFix acum un an postam poze cu burtica de 38 de saptamani, in peisaj de toamna in Bois de la Cambre din Bruxelles. Acum ne-am reintors in exact acelasi loc sa repetam sedinta foto, dar de data asta in formula de “trei”.

Iata pozele de atunci si de acum. Mie imi sunt foarte dragi, sper sa va placa. Primele 5 sunt colaje cu “Inainte si Dupa”

united_kingdomExactly one year ago I posted photos of me pregnant, in Bois de la Cambre in Bruxelles. This year we came back to the same place and repeated the photo-shoot, but this time in “Three”.

Enjoy these photos that are very dear to me. I hope you like them. The first ones are the “Before and After”


before-and-after-pregnancy-photosone-year-after-pregnancy-portrait before-and-after-the-baby-photo-shoot forest-photoshoot with-and-without-baby


romania_flagSi acum urmeaza pozele de anul acesta. StefAlex a facut primii sai pasi chiar in timpul pozelor, deci va dati seama cate emotii si cat de dragi imi vom ramane in amintire aceste poze

united_kingdomThe following photos are from this year only. The baby took his first steps for the first time ever, so you can imagine the emotions and what lovely memories these photos are for me










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