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!

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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  • Peace!

Romania Holiday

Photos from our yearly trip to Romania (June 2018)

Poze din vacanta din Romania de luna trecuta (iunie 2018).

Slovakia holiday

I’ve been making many pictures lately, but I did not manage to share them with you. In this post I’m going to show you a photographic summary of the May 2018 holidays in Slovakia where I was with the boys. I promise to continue with holiday pictures from Romania in the next posts.

What are you doing this summer? What have you done so far?

Am facut multe poze in ultima vreme, dar nu am apucat sa le impartasesc cu voi. In aceasta postare am facut un rezumat fotografic al vacantei din luna Mai 2018 in Slovacia unde am fost cu baietii. Promit sa continui cu poze din vacanta din Romania in postarile urmatoare.

Voi ce faceti vara asta? Ce ati facut pana acum?



Roye (Haute-Saône), France

On our way from Belgium to Switzerland we stopped overnight in Roye, a small village in France. We found the village covered in snow, beautifully lit by the sunset light.

In drumul din Belgia spre Elvetia ne-am oprit peste noapte in Roye, un sat micut in Franta. Ninsese toata ziua acolo, iar cand am ajuns noi soarele lumina la apus si totul parea ca dintr-o carte cu povesti.


Portugal in september

I realized I am behind with the news on the blog and I did not show you pictures of a beautiful vacation in a dream place. Last September (2017) we went for a week in Portugal. We saw Porto, Lisbon and then we went to the South in the Algarve region. Having a toddler with us we only got a glimpse of this beautiful country. We shall return this year.

September weather was absolutely wonderful in Portugal, quite warm during day, fewer tourists than during the summer,we had plenty of sunshine. Only the sea water was a bit cold, but it did not matter much, because we did not go there for swimming anyway. I leave you with the pictures, I hope you like it.

Mi-am dat seama ca am ramas mult in urma cu noutatile pe blog si nu v-am aratat poze dintr-o frumoasa vacanta intr-un loc de vis. In septembrie anul trecut (2017) am fost o saptamana in Portugalia. Am vazut Porto, Lisabona si apoi ne-am dus in sud in regiunea Algarve. Pentru ca fiind cu toddlerul dupa noi nu am vizitat totul pe indelete ne reintoarcem in Algarve si anul acesta. Vremea in septembrie a fost absolut minunata in Portugalia, destul de cald ziua, dar nu canicula, turisti mai putini decat pe timpul verii, am avut soare din belsug. Doar apa marii era cam rece, dar nu a contat prea mult, pentru ca nu ne-am dus acolo pentru inot oricum. Va las cu pozele, sper sa va placa.


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.