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Romanians are Leaving: Goodbye, Great Britain!

Romanians are Leaving: Goodbye, Great Britain!
I am writing this with tears in my eyes.
I wouldn't want to leave the country that gave me the opportunity to pursue my childhood dream...
I wouldn't but it's the best thing to do right now.


Following Brexit, the atmosphere's got very tense in the UK.
Some people are extremely upset, some are confused, some go with the flow, "whatever".
After careful consideration and m…
Expat Interview

Expat Interview

Those who follow me and are aware of my work, now that I am an immigrant. My memoirs are filled with stories from my "pilgrimages" in Italy and the UK. What, you didn't know that I am a…
Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Yes, I know, everyone says the same things at the end of every year, but that's the way it should be. Today, I shouldn't be writing on my blogs. I should celebrate. Yet, I am not. I never re…
Friends are the family I choose for myself: Testimony of magnanimity

Friends are the family I choose for myself: Testimony of magnanimity

I love my family, I love it very much. However, I left my country and separated from those I grew up with a long time ago. I haven't seen my siblings all together in more than 20 years. If there…
The Heaviness of Breathing: The worst book ever written

The Heaviness of Breathing: The worst book ever written

November is a blue month for me, and not because it's cold, windy and rainy, but because it reminds me of my communist childhood. When I decided to invest everything in a writing career, I thoug…
The sense of not belonging

The sense of not belonging

Do you ever feel like not belonging anywhere?  I do. Often. Way too often.  Sometimes I even feel like I don't belong to my body.  I don't feel trapped in it, no. I am a woman, and I don't w…
The sun will shine on your road too

The sun will shine on your road too

"The sun will shine on your (our, my) road too," is a Romanian proverb that my family uses a lot, especial one of my sisters, Alexandrina. In English, this would be "After a storm come…