Who needs words?

By Arabella McIntyre-Brown There are more ways of communicating than by using the spoken word. In my latest book, which is published on Children’s Day, the four central characters all have other ways to talk...

Cooking freehand

Arabella McIntyre-Brown chucks out the recipes books   My neighbours here in the mountain village cook traditional Ardelean food using recipes handed down through generations of mothers. They are so d...

New Year Dissolutions – What’s on Your List?

by Arabella McIntyre-Brown   Hands up everyone who gave up on New Year Resolutions (NYR) having failed for too many years to keep any for more than a few days in January… Not just me, then. Judgin...

Puppy Power – Book Review

Our colleague Arabella’s latest book - “Floss the Lost Puppy” - is a heartwarming festive tale that is by turn sad, touching, uproariously funny and wise. It’s also very Romanian but with a distinctive British ...

The true story of Pita, the lost puppy

by Arabella McIntyre-Brown   My house is in the mountains near Brasov, at the edge of a village. Next-door’s dog Papi spends much of his time chez moi because I feed him and don’t hit him. He is fier...

Passions and pet peeves

“Do you like it here?” This is usually the first question I get asked by Romanians I meet for the first time. Or maybe the third, after “Are you married?” and “Do you have children?” British, French, Amer...