Archive for December, 2013

Happy 2014

December 31, 2013

May the New Year be healthy and prosperous for all! Two Bengal Lights fireworking simultaneously.

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Happy 2014

Les beaux jours

December 28, 2013

Les beaux jours (2013) – I can hardly think of a French movie with no adultery in it. This one was no exception. Fanny Ardant was ardent as usual. Is retirement time for taking care of children and grand-children or embarking on a new adventure. If you are ardent and if it is a French movie – the story is predictable. Love is not.

The Purple Rose of Cairo

December 27, 2013

The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985) – bizarre plot where a movie character walks off the screen and into the real world. Real characters want to live as in fiction while fictional ones want their life real. ‘But what good it is to be perfect, if one is not real?’ If it weren’t for God life would be like a movie with no point.  Mia Farrow (as Cecilia) finally met the man of her dreams. He’s not real but one can’t have everything.
Let’s take one day at a time.

The chocolate spoon

December 26, 2013

They say that some are born with a silver spoon in their mouth. I say that those born with a silver spoon in their mouth find a chocolate one with their coffee on x-mas morning 🙂

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Morning coffee with chocolate spoon 🙂

Merry x-mas 2013

December 25, 2013
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Best wishes!

Merry x-mas with this typical Bulgarian tradition of Koledar!

Traditionally carolers carry a stick called gega. They go from home to home and wish people health, wealth and happiness.

Design & implementation:
<- Tsvetina Ganeva

People who are visited by Koldedari give them sweets and treats!

x-mas cookies 2013

Recipe – x-mas cookies 2013
300 grams butter (soft)
200 powder sugar
2 yolks
2 spoons milk
500 grams flour

Mix the butter and the sugar. Then add the yolks, spices (vanilla, ginger, cinnamon) and the flour. Put in the fridge for 15 minutes. Then cut the dough into the forms and bake in heated oven. For the decoration on top use the whites mixed with 150 grams powder sugar.

The Train to Emmaus

December 24, 2013

Teodora Dimova is among the most read contemporary Bulgarian authors. Her latest novel ‘The Train to Emmaus’ (‘Emmaus, which was from Jerusalem about threescore furlongs’. (Luke 24:13) is a moving story about our journey through life told in a most engaging way.

A four-year old boy sitting across from Minà on the train, Katalina, Liya – a universe of universes. ‘…one understands the world and people around only when death comes…’ The train that stops at stations for a while and goes on and on.