Christmas in Breb. 2016, Year 2 !

We’ve spent 2 Christmases in Breb now. Does that mean we live here? Legally we don’t, we spend time here as tourists, but I wish we did. This is the most glorious, amazing, fascinating place we’ve found anywhere on this huge planet of wonders and only a few special people know about it, for now. […]

Romanian Shepherds, Sheepdogs and Sheep Farming

Before approaching the sheep station we had to take precautions, the Romanian sheepdogs (AKA Romanian Shepherds) would be loose so we had to call the shepherd ( human) to meet us and make sure the dogs didn’t see us as a threat to their family or flock. He wandered down the field, a huge furry […]

Life in the Freezer. January in Breb

We’ve been waiting for this. When we first had the idea of basing ourselves in Romania, locals told us winter temperatures can easily drop to -25C. We checked online, we couldn’t find any records of temperatures that low, so we kind of didn’t believe it but wanted to find out what it was like. Through […]

Misunderstandings and More Wood. Village Life in Romania

It was my birthday this week. I was 49 years old. A friend commented on Facebook that it would be great to set the clocks back to our 20s, well, not for me it wouldn’t. At 20, 25, 29 I was working in a job I hated to climb a career ladder I cared nothing […]

Keeping Warm in Romania. It’s All About Wood.

We have wood! When we got back to the village from our Europe road trip, I was surprised to discover that it was cold. Our house-sitters had been lighting the stovesĀ and feeling pretty chilly. OK, so it was mid October, but when we left Romania, daytime temperatures were still in the high 20s and we’d […]