- 13 Feb 08, 10:59 AM
This week's guest Blogger is Rose Kennedy who is originally from Hyde, but has recently moved to be near her family in Romania.
My New Life in Romania
I was born In Hyde in 1942 in the back bedroom of my Granddad’s second hand shop on Market Street (that's not why they called me Rose by the way!).
I have lived quite an ordinary life really, living in Scotland and London because my husbands job took us there. Like most people I plodded through life doing different kinds of jobs etc.
To cut a very long story short last year in December at the age of 60 I decided to move to Romania, my daughter Kathryn, her husband and three children had lived there for 7 years, I lived alone and just thought “what am I doing in Hyde when I could be near them?” It was a very big decision but off I went on the 17th Dec.
The life here is so different and I love it. The Romanian people are lovely and I soon made many friends, I am learning the language but was soon able to manage to go shopping on my own, the shopkeepers were very helpful and kind. In many ways it is like living in UK in the 50's especially in the villages.
Most people grow their own vegetables and keep chickens and ducks. You often see a horse and cart even the refuse is picked up in my daughter’s village by horse and cart.
A lot of old traditions still remain here too and Christmas and Easter etc. are not as commercial just simple things are appreciated.
Weekends and holidays are very much a family affair; families visit each other after church on Sundays and go to the park or to one of the ice cream parlours for a treat. I have a blog telling in more detail about my life here if anyone would like to read it, there is so much to tell.
All I can say is I did the right thing even though I still love Manchester and Hyde.
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