Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Our Easter

Our Easter was very calm and uneventful this year!:) We had four days off /starting from Good Friday, April 18th/ and we did our best to relax and to enjoy them to the fullest!:)

On Good Friday we visited my parents for lunch and had a very nice time there plus yummy /as always:)/ food!:) My younger niece Johanna was visiting my parents for the holidays, so it was great to catch up with her too!:)

On Saturday we drove to Karlovo to visit my in-laws. On Sunday, the first Easter day, we had traditional lunch - Easter salad, roasted lamb with 'drob-sarma' and supper yummy 'kozunak', made by Minnie...:)

And of course, the highlight of Easter was the 'egg-fight' which made us all laugh so much!:)

We drove back to Plovdiv after lunch, so we spent the rest of the holidays at home and did our best to relax and recharge our batteries...:)

Today we're all back to the routine... Except Vanyo, who went to 'green school' with his classmates this morning...:) They'll stay at a very nice hotel in Bansko /one of the best Bulgarian mountain resorts/ for five days and I'm sure he'll have lots of fun with his friends!:) Lucky him!:)

Surprisingly, we didn't see any movies during our Easter holidays, but I finished reading 'Fifty Shades Darker' by E. L. James.:) I found it more interesting than the first 'Fifty Shades' book and I especially liked the last chapter, so I'll definitely read the last book as well to see how it all ends...:) But before that I started reading 'A Feast for Crows' /the fourth book of the 'A Song of Ice and Fire' series by George R. R. Martin/...:) 

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Spring holidays

The children were on spring holidays from March 28th until April 7th, lucky them!:) Usually they spend these holidays in Karlovo, with my in-laws, but this year they wanted to stay at home...:) Hubby and I had to work, but Minnie and Vanyo relaxed and enjoyed themselves to the fullest!:)

During the last weekend of March we finally saw 'Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' and I found it just as entertaining as the first 'Hobbit' movie.:)

We got some really bad and upsetting news during the spring holidays...:( Minnie and a boy from her school had won a competition about translating the poems of Horace from Latin into Bulgarian. This allows them to participate at an international competition, called 'Certamen Horatianum' in Venosa, Italy, where they would translate Horace from Latin into another foreign language /English in their case/... But suddenly it turned out /at the last minute, literally/ that the school can't sponsor the event... They should travel right after Easter, so it would be a miracle if they find the money in such short notice... Really annoying! The bank account of the school was published online by the teacher who is in charge of the competition and I posted the article in Facebook, but I seriously doubt there will be many people willing to donate as the standard of life in Bulgaria is so low that most people live only to pay their bills...:( Needless to say, Minnie is extremely disappointed as she had put so much effort into the preparation for the competition...:(

Luckily we got some good news during the spring holidays too - Vanyo had received 46 points /out of 50/ at a competition, called 'Me and the Letters' /Bulgarian Langauge/...:) I'm so proud of him for doing so well again!:)

During the first April weekend I finished reading 'A Storm of Swords' /the third book of the 'A Song of Ice and Fire' series by George R.R.Martin/ and I greatly enjoyed it just as the previous two books...:)