Listen below and do click on the little heart if you liked it – it starts with a 100-word story created especially for the show…
Smart link: bit.ly/Im4Ro
Steve Allison and I chatted on Thursday LIVE on Expat Life about… woods and storms, Bucharest and incredible sight-seeings in this beautiful city. We chatted about mountains… and the Black Forest where Danube’s source is… Europe, Russia and Estonia and what was written on a wall… fun stories from my travels as a youth… France and Serbia.
Yes, 1 Leu coffee and pretzels, covrigi, school and family, childhood all over Romania… the way words find their way into one’s life – through theater, games and writing… We talked about mazes and what they symbolize…
Then music! How we could have left music out – jazz and memories of the regretted and incredible Anca Parghel, the nightingale of Romanian jazz-world… Laptaria lui Enache – that once upon a time was the best bar-jazz of the new 21st century… and Vama Veche band with Tudor Chirila and old Bulandra… How music unites generations – through a very specific story.
Books, how else, we discuss dogs in books, and how blogging reflects an author’s interests… and a hashtag! #Im4Ro.
I owe a great deal of gratitude to Steve for spotting my work and inviting me on ‘Expat Life’. I loved every minute of it – jitters and all!
What happened right before going LIVE on Expat Life
All was set to join Steve LIVE on the Thursday the 9th of December at 7pm. We’ve had a test drive the day before and my connection was spotless, my headphones shiny, my emotions under control.
Come Thursday morning, we wake up to a major power failure here in South Africa. Turned out that around 1am diggings happened… and power cables have been cut to be sold for their Copper content. But good people were already at work and electricity was expected to be restored by 5pm.
Only that this time around the area affected was the widest ever… 5:30pm we were still without power and my trusted (old) laptop showed less than one hour of battery-life left. Time for plan B… which didn’t work. Luckily we had a Plan C in place – and so I managed to join Steve LIVE on ‘Expat Life.