What country are you originally from and where did you move to? What was the reason for the move?
I'm from Romania and I moved to Liverpool 3 and a half years ago. I wanted a change for a few years but there were a lot of things we had to handle. Also, the countries we've visited were amazing, but we didn't know the language. A few years ago, hubby had a project for a company in UK. We talked about it a lot and decided to move.
What is one thing that did surprise you about living in your new country?
As I've never been to UK before moving here, a lot of things were surprising. I love the weather, yes, the British weather. It's not too cold or too hot and I love any weather that allows me to wear my heels 10-11 months every year.
How does your family feel about your living abroad?
My family is happy I think. In Romania I moved after Uni from a big coastal city to the capital. This meant I wasn't living very close to my extended family then, so I don't think it makes much difference for them.
Do you find you can get your regular foods or have you adapted to the local foods?
I love trying new things. While I can find the foods I was eating in Romania, I have adapted to the local food. When I become a vegetarian 7 years ago, I started to experiment in the kitchen and my passion for cooking evolved. Moving here my passion grew as I've discovered new ways of cooking and new cuisines.
What is your favourite food from your adopted country?
This is a hard question. I have to say the desserts. In Romania the sponge is infused with a sweet syrup to make it moist and I don't like that at all. The British desserts are moist due to the amazing amount of butter it goes into them. Not the healthiest option, but the yummiest. I love scones with clotted cream and jam, carrot cake, double chocolate cake and cheesecake.
What is one thing from your home country that you miss that you didn't expect to?
Nettle. I think this was really the last thing on my mind when I moved to the UK. In Romania it can be bought from farmers market when is in season. Here, in UK, I would have to forage for it and this really puts me off. I don't know where to get it from and it stings.
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