Today our host’s friend and full-time house builder an friend Greg picked us up from Zarnesti to drive to her house in Magura, a nearby village up in the wilds. We left our bikes with the lovely woman at the hotel as the snow’s very deep and Greg had a car. (They have constant CCTV and locked gates and gave us her business card if we needed any help at all, they’re all very friendly.) So we got some shopping and headed into the mountains, and had great fun shovelling and pushing the little car through the snow. We have panoramic views of all the mountains around us, and the view from our window in the morning will be of the sun rising behind them. This evening we had hot schnapps at the neighbours house; none of us understood each other except Greg (who’s trilingual) and their daughter who’s learning English. But we drank and watched T.V. and ended up listening to the neighbour play a wooden flute (very drunk) and hugging everyone under the stars. At least we both understood the word “luna” as moon. We’ve made friends with Arabella’s four cats and adopted dog, Puppy, and Arabella cooked a lovely stir-fry back home. Everything seem pretty perfect here! We’re currently curling up to go to sleep in the attic which Greg built, with a wood burner, some rugs to sleep on and a week’s supply of chocolate. We’ll probably never leave.