Happy May Day!

After a wet, foggy weekend, 1st May is mild, still and dry, the sun trying to break through the hazy cloud and everyone about their Spring business.

How’s your Monday?

Cats behaving badly

I don’t trek down to the town very often, so coming home with bags of shopping is one of life’s highlights for Buster and George.

Sometimes they get thoroughly overexcited

New book about Magura

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My new book, Fericita in Transilvania: drumul din Liverpool in Carpati, will be published by Editura All in mid-November. All about my life in Magura – how and why I came here, and why I’ve stayed – the book tells the story of why an English woman left a world-famous city for a remote mountain village in Romania.

Follow the book blog to find out about the book launch, events, signings, talks, offers, competitions and more.

If you’re searching for the right Christmas present, this might be the solution…

 

 

 

Spring board

Mother Nature gets her colour palette out… After the warmest February on record, winter came back for another go in April, and again at the start of May, just to tease us. But the cats and I are relishing the splashes of colour amongst the lush green everywhere, even topped by a sprinkling of snow. My favourite time of year.

Wildflower cat

cat, Carpathians, wildflowers, Transylvania, Magura, Romania, wildlife, BrasovGeorge winding his lithe feline way through the wildflowers in my meadow, 1,000 metres up in Magura village, set in the Piatra Craiului national park.

Snowcats plugged into solar energy

Four cats took a big dose of power straight from the sun today (after three days of low cloud and freezing fog) and let rip in the snow of Magura. George, Hobbes, Buster and Mouse showed off their athletic skills and comic talent to an audience of one… before lunch and a snooze in front of the fire.

Winter’s back with a vengeance

After a mild January and a soft green start to February, winter came back this morning. As I managed to get everything sorted out in town yesterday and get some shopping in, I can relax and enjoy the beauty of Magura in virgin snow. Take a look.