Posts Tagged ‘Romanians’

Article from September 2015 read for the first time… 🙂

„Back in the Metroland suburb of Kingsbury, newcomers are assessing their options. Marius Zarnescu, 28, is a crane operator and the pastor of Kingsbury’s Victory Romanian Baptist Church. His congregation is mostly made up of young couples in their 20s and 30s, and Zarnescu says many are moving from Kingsbury to towns outside of London – places such as Uxbridge, Watford, Slough and Reading – in search of more spacious and affordable accommodation. 
He and his wife Laura used to share a house in Kingsbury with another couple. Now that they have a three-month-old daughter, they have moved to Slough, where they can afford to rent a house of their own. “The families at the church are trying to make a life in England,” he says. “Everyone is looking for something more comfortable, a place to settle down, a garden for the kids. And if they have to go outside of London to do it, then it’s for the best.”
https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2015/sep/10/metroland-100-years-england-original-vision-suburbia

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„Tradition is the illusion of permanence”, said Woody Allen. Today we invite you to look at a spellbinding side of Romania that can still be found in the most remote villages, discovered by Daily Mail through the striking images of photographer Alex Robciuc. Oh, time!
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We celebrate International Women’s Day with a beautiful poem from Fiona Sampson’s ‘The Catch’, a collection of „crystalline poems of beauty and risk” that we look forward to launching tonight. Join us @ RCI London at 7pm!

The Catch

You want – but something
holds you back
(voices in the
undergrowth

the cold shift
of a shadow)
something walks
beside you something

that was always
there a shadow is it
like your skin
and you remember

when you were
a child how each night
shadows met
across the grass

each night they met
to swallow time
the light put out
in each grass stalk

the story broken
that you’d told
yourself as you lay
in the brief

brightness
between the tress.

(mai mult…)

O doamnă nevăzătoare, însoțită de un Labrador negru superb, s-a așezat lângă mine în metrou. Am fost surprins să văd un câine în London Underground, însă nu era orice fel de câine. Este vorba despre un câine ghid. Nu e clasificat ca animal de companie. El este într-o misiune și ei au voie. Pot să-si însoțească stăpânii prin spitale, restaurante, instituții publice, mijloace de transport etc.
Un câine deosebit, foarte cuminte și blând. Chiar și atunci când un tip l-a călcat pe coadă, din neatenție, doar ce a tresărit, fără lătrat și scandal. Ce urât m-am uitat la grăbitul ăla și din priviri se tot se scuza față de mine. 🙂
Imediat însă și-a pus capul pe tenișii mei și s-a odihnit până ce au coborât, iar pentru câteva stații, fiind foarte aglomerat, am devenit apărătorul lui, tot atenționand pe fiecare să se uite pe unde calcă.
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Acasă, din curiozitate, am citit câte ceva despre acești câini speciali.
De pildă, potrivit Zooland.ro:

Primele dovezi ale folosirii cainilor pentru ghidaj dateaza inca din secolul 16. Prima scoala specializata in dresajul cainilor ghizi a fost fondata in Germania in timpul Primului Razboi Mondial. Cainii erau repartizati ostasilor care si-au pierdut vederea in lupta. Ulterior, in perioada interbelica, scoli pentru caini ghizi au fost infiintate si in Marea Britanie si SUA.
(mai mult…)