Transylvanian kittens need a home

Two kittens meet adult cat
Two tiny kittens meet big ginger George Cat. Some soft hissing and growling from George, but kits are fascinated by their new uncle

Can you give the two little kits a loving home? They’ve been with me for three weeks, and are now tame (they were feral when we rescued them) and promise to be beautiful, healthy, affectionate and playful cats. Mango (girl) and Fig (boy) are very different characters, but both sweet and both have Ferrari motor purrs.

I will take them to the vet for a complete check-up and neutering, so you’ll have no costs apart from transport and future care – if you’ll take them both.

I live near Brasov so can bring the cats to you if you’re local, or meet you somewhere convenient if not.

If you’d like to give them a happy future with you, please drop me an email – abbspepper@gmail.com

I live in a fairytale

My family came to Magura this month, for their first visit. My brother Charles couldn’t get over the beauty of the place and told everyone it was like being in a fairytale. He’s right, and I am grateful for that every day.

Not only it is very beautiful here – the landscape, the weather, everything – but life in rural Transylvania offers up constant treats. Here’s my neighbour Roxana with her two daughters, another neighbour, Georgi, and her schoolfriend. They were in traditional dress, on their way to a wedding in the village, where they were going to sing for the bride. They took the time, however, to give us a preview. How much more charming could you get?

Roxana & girls singing

{Thanks to Charles for the images – the light looks a bit weird because the sun was so bright the camera couldn’t quite cope with the contrast]

A month ago… on 20th April…

The thunderstorm today brought the temperature down, sure enough. But it’s Spring, and it rains. that’s fine.

But it was also Spring exactly a month ago, on 20th April. And this is what my garden looked like then. April. Late.