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 […]

Learning to Ski in Romania. Simply

We’ve had a fantastic time skiing here in Romania, the kids took a few lessons while Chef and I were free to head up the mountain. Being child-free is a pretty new experience for us, as full time child-wranglers and educators, it kinda rocked! After just 3 lessons D was joinging us on the big […]

Lunch in the Tuica Shed

Our village is full of fruit trees. The hills roll on for mile after mile, each a patchwork of narrow strips owned by individual families. Some grow grass for animal feed, some potatoes, cabbages, carrots, tomatoes and beans, but most grow fruit. There is an incredible abundance of apples, pears and plums in Maramures, far […]

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 […]