International Women’s Day

8th March is International Women’s Day, something relatively new in the UK, but a celebration I grew up with as a child. In Romania Mother’s Day is something new. I think both of them should be celebrated, especially as Women’s Day should be a celebration of us, women, regardless of our age and if we […]

Pancake Day

Today is Pancake Day and we went to see the Pancake race at Liverpool Parish Church. It wasn’t as exciting as we’ve been expecting to because there were only 2 contestants, but it was fun and I learned there is a racing pancake. Unlike the standard pancake that you can eat, the racing pancake is […]

Christmas 2016

We had a beautiful Christmas, with lots of wonderful gifts, delicious food and a lot of fun. At the beginning Festus was much more interested in us and in the gifts under the tree than posing for pictures. This year we got matching Christmas jumpers! Basically we found one we both loved, in the men’s […]

St. Nicholas Day

Today in some parts of Europe people are celebrating St. Nicholas Day. I was surprised when I did a little bit of research to find out that in The Netherlands it’s celebrated too. Usually the traditions are similar within an area. I made a couple of Dutch desserts because I wanted to try something new […]

My birthday in London

On Monday it was my 34th birthday and it was the best birthday I ever had. My husband I had 3 wonderful meals, we walked Festus, I received this amazing flowers, we went for a drive in an F1 simulator and we’ve been to the ceremony of keys at the Tower of London. My husband […]

My birthday

Today is my birthday. I’ve started celebrating my birthday last week by baking a cake my grandmother used to make for me as a child. It’s my version of her version of a Frankfurter Kranz Cake, sounds funny, but that is the truth. Krantz means walnut(nut) brittle. Only when I’ve tasted the walnut brittle it […]


We had another improvised Halloween. On the 30th we were getting back home from Edinburgh, we want to bake 2 of final challenges from Bake Off and we had work to do too. I say we want to bake 2 challenges because my husband is very much involved in this week’s bake. We were thinking […]

What we did on Halloween

Before moving to UK, my husband and I didn’t celebrate Halloween. I had no intentions of celebrating until I saw so many things in the shop, decorations and costumes and so on. It was exciting, so I said we should do something. I’m getting more and more excited about Halloween, as I love having kids […]

14 years ago

14 years ago I met my husband in a train. I told the story before on the blog, you can have a read if you fancy: How I met hubby. In these 14 years a lot of things happened, we changed jobs (many times between us), we bought a flat, a house, we moved countries, […]

My Easter

My husband, the dog and I had a pretty interesting Easter this year. I am always keen to make lots of different things to eat, lots of desserts. I made Romanian dishes that are made for Easter, British traditional foods and even Dutch, I have to blame Mary Berry for that one. These are one […]