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Muffin making


Tiramisu for mum


Carturesti carusel


A visit to my grandparents' place


Chocolate chip cookies


Morning mist


Late snow


Family portrait


Peles Castle in Sinaia


Swedish cinnamon rolls


Graffiti on the street


Love above


Terrace view from Palatul Parlamentului

There is no time for love… or is it?

I have been thinking these days… how busy our lives are when we grow up. And how free we felt when we were young. Free to love people.

I look at people on the street, people with families, people with responsibilities, people who are ill. Do they have time to love somebody? I feel like they don’t. They think of the next diaper, the next salary, the next doctor. But how about showing affection, thinking deeply about another person?

Is it me or we become more selfish as we grow up?

Or is it precisely this lack of time that makes us appreciate even more the people who are standing next to us? Those who understand and are patient. Do we not love them silently, unconditionally, infinitely, just because we have only a small opening to do so?

A post about photos, grandparents and love

I would like to share with you some interesting links that I’ve come across this week. They kind of led me to an idea for a photo project. Yes, I still have those, even though I don’t put them into practice as often as I did. But I’m not going to mention anything this time; maybe the secret of it all will keep me going. :D

First off, a collection of famous photographers’ portraits with their most famous images. It was nice to see a face put to the person behind the lens. Surprisingly (or not), I think most of them are men. You can read the article over here, in case you missed it on social media.

If you were to pose with one of your best photos (according to you), which would you choose? I’d go for this one.


There are lots of portraits that I enjoyed taking, but somehow this manages to top them all. I think it’s the sharpness and sincerity of it that makes it my favorite. Even more cause it’s taken with my grandpa’s old Kiev. So, if someone ever does a project about me, ask me about this picture.

Talking about grandparents, a pair of mine celebrated 52 years of marriage at the beginning of this week. In light of this, I’m sharing with you this link over here. Very inspiring read. The problem with “most people in the first bloom of love” is that we believe all the wrong things about marriage. These people went through it and they know a thing or two about love.

Also, at the beginning of this week, my other grandma turned 79. She was married to grandpa for longer than my other grandparents. But somehow, I think I like her marriage more. Must be because of the man that my grandpa used to be. She must miss him greatly. The person she loved is no longer in this world.

Hope you have a peaceful Sunday, wherever you are and whoever you love and (not) have by your side.

In the beginning… it was this

In November 2012, I came across this trainer called Jillian Michaels. This was (and still is) I think one of her most viewed videos.

Maybe¬†some of you who are reading this might want to try a new routine and thought I’d share. There is also a Level 2 on the internet, in case you’re feeling confident ;)

Happy working out!

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Welcome 2015. May it be good to us all. :)

I’m starting this year with a round of mobile photography, about the only one I manage to keep up.


I see people in my ginger bread.



First time I’ve made gingerbread. In the bread machine :D

A red rose at the office. Still hanging on.

A red rose at the office. Still hanging on.


Extreme editing for an extremely foggy night. I don’t think I’ve seen so much fog as I saw that day.


I actually have a panorama of this sunrise too. And I went out on the balcony to get this beautiful sky.


Christmas decorations at home.


Some people said this picture looks… royal. I say it’s the books and the wood, they said it’s the crystal glass and table setup. Talk about different perspectives…

Happy new year! People went out on the boulevard and lit up fireworks in the empty street.

Happy new year! People went out on the boulevard and lit up fireworks in the empty street.

Update on my cooking. Did a round of carrot and apple muffins and a lemon and poppy seed tart.

Happy rest of the weekend!