The Romanians Are Coming: Episode 2

Well it’s just finished, and it was very good. Watch it here: The episode centered on a nurse, Mihaela, who left what looked like a relatively comfortable life in Constanta to work in a nursing home in Sheffield. (In fact, she had been promised another, more glamorous gig elsewhere: it was only when she arrived… Continue reading The Romanians Are Coming: Episode 2

The snobbery behind the outrage

@bucharestlife @romaniansenglan The documentary didn't show doctors,engineers but only the poorest of the poor &gypsies. A hit job @cojocul — Andrea Manea, CFA (@andrea_manea) February 23, 2015 Argh!!!!!! Poor people!!!!!! We thought it a bit strange that some Romanians might object to a television series that portrayed Romanians as, erm, hard working, entrepreneurial and prepared… Continue reading The snobbery behind the outrage

Immigrants of the world unite!

Why did we decide to move to Romania? There are various reasons, but one underlying motivation was the simple fact that at that time (1998) we had an opportunity to better ourselves. We were able to find work in Romania at a level we would probably have had to wait years to reach had we… Continue reading Immigrants of the world unite!

On tolerance and hypocrisy

We think that we’ve made it clear over the past few months what we think of Ukip, the UK’s political party du jour which took the highest share of the vote in the recent European parliamentary elections. We also think that we have made it clear over the years exactly where we stand in the… Continue reading On tolerance and hypocrisy

Thousands of foreigners are taking our jobs!

No, not a headline from the Daily Mail, but from today’s Romanian tabloid Adevarul: Romanii fug, strainii vin cu miile. The original report was actually published yesterday on a website called (don’t laugh) wall-street.ro. You can read it (in Romanian) here. What we like best about the article is that while the headline speaks of… Continue reading Thousands of foreigners are taking our jobs!