I’m trying to learn a bit of Romanian in advance of my holiday (Thursday – yay!!). I’ve mastered Yes (Da), No (Nu), please and thankyou. I think I can say good morning, good afternoon etc, and I can say Please and Thank You but I can’t spell them. I can also just about count to 20.

One thing that I notice about Romanian is a similarity to French, Italian and Spannish with many of the words. Then again, I shouldn’t be too surprised, as the clue is in the name: romananian – a romance language. I wonder how I will fair in my two days in Timisoara on my own…? I’ll be fine, I know, but still, I am a little scared.

Aren’t all good things a little scary before the event?