Diary for Journey to Romania
arriving in Romania
on Wednesday April 9th 2008
We have finally arrived inRomania
we got in about . It was
much later than we had intended but we just couldn't avoid it. By we I mean
Phil and myself in the Mustard Seed minibus and Bill and Katie along with big
Ted in the donated Peugeut estate car. This vehicle will be donated to
Mustard Seed Romania charityto assist
in their pensioner programme and other outreaches it was donated in Jersey
by a supporter for use in Romania.
The seven seater was pretty jam-packed full what with the empty honey tubs, the
donated toiletries, some donated clothing and dominating the back seat big Ted.
Teddy was donated to Mustard Seed he seems almost new if not actually totally
new and completely unused and he has travelled over here to find a suitable
loving little person or family. Bill and Katie found he aroused a lot of
interest in Jersey before they left and he has been
their faithful companion, not complaining when it froze overnight when he slept
in the car while they were in the hotel, etc.
The first day (Monday 7th) went according to
plan, but Tuesday 8th was dominated by road traffic accidents (none
affecting us thankfully) which caused huge tailbacks and meant we never made it
for the night. OnWednesdaythere was another delay this time the 4th
injector in the minibus engine collapsing thankfully the sun was shining and
there was a pleasant parking place with toilets and running water, and above all
we had a spare injector this has been a recurrent problem with the minibus so
we now go prepared!! Phil donned his overalls and after an hour we were back on
We arrived at 10.30 quite exhausted. We are staying at
Caminul Felix Trinity House orphanage the children here are too old to
appreciate Ted, so we must find him another loving home.