Strongbow is not real cider. The real stuff is on the way

Oh they love a freebie, those Romanian bloggers. Send them a crate of plutonium and they’d wax lyrical about how fantastic it is, just as long as they got to keep some. The latest product to turn up on their desks is the new-to-Romania Strongbow, that awful would-be cider which no right-thinking cider drinker would… Continue reading Strongbow is not real cider. The real stuff is on the way

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!

Victor Ponta just gave one of the world’s richest and most profitable companies your money

In a stunning new victory for Romania’s beloved prime minister Victor ‘Copy Paste’ Ponta in his neverending quest to find new ways of wasting the taxpayer’s money, we read with not a little outrage yesterday that he had handed a whopping €8.19 million to those needy people over at, ahem, Vodafone. (Yes, the same Vodafone… Continue reading Victor Ponta just gave one of the world’s richest and most profitable companies your money