Sep 21 2010

Samuel’s first holiday (prima vacanta a lui Samuel)

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Well, this was in fact his parents holiday in Nice, on the Cote D’azur. Samuel had already been in a holiday mood long before that, since birth really. This however was different. It involved travelling by plane for the first time ever for Samuel, no more sticking to a ‘regular’ programme (meals, sleep, etc) and a complete change of air and faces. Obviously he went along with his parents everywhere including on a trip by boat to St Tropez and two further local trips by bus to Antibes – Cannes – St Paul de Vince  and  Eze – Monaco- Monte Carlo. Most of the holiday however was spent in Nice,  and Samuel really enjoyed  the city especially the old town.  We liked the old town too with its hundreds of narrow streets, small terraces and restaurants. Samue liked  being taken around  in the push chair along the  shadowy  and cool streets (the weather was very hot) whilst looking at peoples faces, their pets and local shops. We would regularly stop for refreshments to cool us from the hot weather. In Samuel’s case this would involve tasting some of the local fruits and fruit juices. Talking about fruits, this was an experience! Grapes, apricots and pears had  real and natural aromas  and taste. They felt completely different to everything Samuel had tasted before.  Consequently  he could not stop eating fruits and kept asking for more and more and more…

Some photos from the boat trip to St Tropez:

Some photos from Nice,  the old town with its narrow streets and small terraces:

(RO): De fapt asta a fost  vacanta   parintilor lui Samuel  la Nisa, pe Coasta de Azur. Samuel a fost mai mult sau mai putin in vacanta tot timpul de cand s-a nascut. A fost totusi ceva deosebit  pentru Samuel inca de la inceput, de cand s-a urcat pentru prima data in viata lui intr-un avion. A urmat programul relaxat fara ore fixe (pentru mancat, somn etc), complet deosebit de rutina zilnica din UK. In plus a fost vremea total diferita  si fetele oamenilor din Franta. Parintii lui l-au luat peste tot in timpul sejurului inclusiv intr-o calatorie cu vaporul la  St Tropez si doua calatorii cu autocarul la Antibes – Cannes – St Paul de Vince  si  Eze – Monaco- Monte Carlo.

Cea mai mare parte a vacantei am petrecut-o in Nisa, in special in partea veche a orasului. Lui Samuel i-a placut Nisa foarte mult  in special orasul vechi (vielle ville) care e compus din sute de stradute inguste mergind in toate directiile  de multe ori incrucisandu-se fara logica, pline de turisti si presarate cu terase si restaurante. Lui Samuel i-a placut sa fie impins incoace si incolo  prin orasul vechi, admirand  fetele oamenilor si vitrinele butique-urilor. Stradutele inguste si umbrite erau  ideale pentru popasuri frecvente la mese asezate de multe ori direct in strada. In timp ce parintii lui degustau cocktailurile locale Samuel descoperea sucul de fructe si fructele locale (proaspete). Fara nici un dubiu fructele au fost o revelatie pentru micut. Comparat cu UK, strugurii, perele si piersicile aveau gust si aroma naturala, complet diferite fata de ce Samuel degustase in trecut.  Atat de bune erau incat cu greu a putut sa se opreasca din mancat, de multe ori plangand si dorind mai mult si mai mult…

Am atasat cateva fotografii din calatoria la St Tropez si cateva fotografii din Nisa, orasul vechi.

Pentru albumul complet cu fotografiile din vacanta in Franta apasati aici…

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Aug 16 2010

Sing and sign (canta si gesticuleaza)

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Music for babies was a big hit with  baby Samuel. Unsurprisingly he loved the drums, especially the sticks which he kept in his mouth as much as he could while still  occasionally hitting the drums .

The next step for Samuel was singing  and signing. This is touted as   the new language for babies to bridge between babbling and speech. He liked this, especially enjoying the signs for cow, horse and fluffy chicken (see the images below during the class).

On the more intelectual side his mum took him also to a harp concert in a local exhibition centre.  For a full 15 minutes Samuel stood quiet and completely enthralled with the magic sound coming from the harp.

(RO): Muzica pentru bebelusi a avut un succes deosebit cu baby Samuel. Oarecum nesurprinzator  i-a placut toba, mai ales betele, pe care a incercat sa le rontaie cat a putut de mult in timp ce ocasional lovea in toba.

Urmatorul pas a fost ‘canta si gesticuleaza’.  Aparent,  studii stiintifice au demostrat ca gesticulatul pe ritm de muzica contribuie la dezvoltarea intelectului inainte ca bebelusul sa poata vorbi. Nu stiu daca subscriem sau nu la teoria de mai sus dar ce e clar e ca lui Samuel i-a placut sa gesticuleze, in particular semnele pentru vaca, cal si puisor ciufulit (vezi imaginile atasate din timpul lectiei).

Pe o latura mai intelecuala, mama lui l-a dus intr-o zi si la un mini-recital la harpa care a avut loc  ca preambul la o  expozitie in Liverpool.  Surprins de sunetul harpei, Samuel a stat aproape nemiscat timp 15 minute ascultand fermecat.

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Jan 27 2010

Botezul lui Samuel Vasile

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Ceremonia de Botez a avut loc pe data de 24 Januarie 2010 la   biserica Our Lady and Saint Nicholas din  Liverpool.   Slujba   a  fost oficiata  de preacuviosul  parinte Dan in  ritualul traditional ortodox.

Ceremonia a fost urmata de o masa festiva la  restaurantul Circo  in  Albert Dock.   Din  restaurant mesenii  au putut  admira privelistea deosebita  oferita de venirea serii peste Albert Dock (vezi imaginile de mai jos).

Raluca si Michael au fost preafericitii  nasii de botez.

Link to photo album (pentru a vedea albumul fotografic complet apasati aici…)



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