Saturday, 29 January 2011

The First School Day 2010

To all our friends, teachers and pupils...with love!
Greetings from Bulgaria, Reny, Darina and their children

Thursday, 27 January 2011

Soricelul Dominic (Dominic the mouse)

Hi! This song is about a mouse  disguised in a bee who tried to steal honey from a hive. But the bees are smart and discover the trick and punish Dominic to help them in the hive dressed like a bee. Children from 1st and 2nd grades like singing it. It's funny and educative. 

Ó Rosa (PT)

Dear friends,

Another children's song from Portugal.
It tells us about Rosa, a girl who has a skirt and she turns from one side and to another to look at the skirt wheel.
Do you get the picture?

Here we go...

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Something interesting about our capital...

Hi, dear friends! We'd like to continue the theme of our city, Sofia. Hope that you will like this film and learn more about it. We will be glad to know more for your famous places, too.
Greetings from Bulgaria, Reny, Darina and pupils

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

3rd grade School Elena Doamna singing The Endless Song

Hi, dear friends!This is one of our attemps to sing. We have the long version too, with all the lyrics but it's too big to publish it. Until one of my friends helps me to resize it we send you this one. It was a bit difficult without music but I think children did a great job. :) I hope you will like it.

Monday, 24 January 2011

St Valentine's Day comes soon...

Best wishes for a Happy Valentine's Day!:
Feliz día de San Valentín!
Bonne Saint Valentin!
Alles Liebe zum Valentinstag!
Buon San Valentino!
Sevgiler Günü kutlu olsun!
Szczęśliwych Valentynek!
Dia dos Valentine felizes!
Ziua Indragostitilor fericita, draga mea!
Честит Свети Валентин!...
I tried to find out some phrases about St Valentine's Day in different languages. Hope that you will like them.

Kind regards, Reny

Saturday, 22 January 2011

As pombinhas da Catrina (PT)

Hello again!

Another portuguese children's song.
This time, it talks about little doves.
They fly from one hand to another and to another and to another... (hand in hand?)
and they they went to a farm, specifically, to the S. John's dovecote.

Do you get the idea? :-)

Let's watch and listen to.

Thursday, 20 January 2011

A tradition of upper from inner Anatolia / Konya

Dear friends in Turkey is being celebrated in such activities.These events show that regional differences like in the north of Turkey at the Black Sea coast.I offer you an event prepared by the students.I hope you like it.

Saya Gösterisi
sheep, goat shelter or vamp

Friends Forever!

To Be Friends Forever!!!
Warm wishes, Reny, Darina, their pupils

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Greetings from Bulgaria, The Endless Song

Dear, friends! We're glad to present the Endless Song! Hope that you will like the video and sing with us!
Warm wishes, Reny, Darina and their pupils: Iva, Dany, Marta, and Ivanina

A caminho de Viseu (PT)

Dear Partners and Visitors

This is portuguese children's song.
In a few words it says something like this:
"I'm going to Viseu (a town in the centre country)
i found my love
oh My God!

(then we clap our hands and dance)

When i left Viseu
i leave my love there
and it upsets me"

I've 2 more songs, soon.
Hope you like it!

Monday, 17 January 2011

"Caretos" from North Portugal

Hello everyone!

This is the video i talked you about, Reny, in the last comment.
It's a little bit long, but it gives the idea.

Sunday, 16 January 2011

A choir of pipes

You can enjoy of the fantastic pipe's music and watch the amazing mummers' masks...

Would you tell about similar holidays in your countries?
Many hugs and kisses, Reny

Bulgarian "Halloween" or "Kukeri"

Dear, friends! I'd like to tell you about one of the most famous holiday in Bulgaria which is on January and February. This is Bulgarian "Halloween" or "Kukeri"/Mummers/:
Kukeri /Bulgarian: кукери/ is a traditional Bulgarian ritual to scare away evil spirits, with a costumed man performing the ritual. The costumes cover most of the body and include decorated wooden masks of animals (sometimes double-faced) and large bells attached to the belt. Around New Year and before Lent, the kukeri walk and dance through the village to scare evil spirits away with the costumes and the sound of the bells, as well as to provide a good harvest, health, and happiness to the village during the year.
The kukeri traditionally visit the peoples' houses at night so that "the sun would not catch them on the road." After going around the village they gather at the square to dance wildly and amuse the people. The ritual varies by region but its essence remains largely the same.
Kind regards, Reny

Trakan film soundtrack

Dear friends,
There are too many similarities between the two horse riders.For reasons that i wanted to share this soundtrack.

Thursday, 13 January 2011

Madara Rider

This marvellous stone rider is near Madara Village, near the city of Shumen. Our friend Svetla is from it. I prepared for her and for all of us something interesting about this fantastic monument.
The medieval rock relief of Madara Rider is located in the northeastern part of Bulgaria, on the Madara Plateau, east from the city of Shumen, near the village of Madara.

The Madara Rider (Horseman) is a bas-relief dating back to the early middle ages and the only one of its kind in Europe. The sculptor carved the rock relief known as the Madara Horseman in the early 8 century,creating a majestic horse and a rider 23 m above ground level on an almost vertical cliff.
The horseman is thrusting a spear into a lion lying at his horse’s feet. A dog runs after the horse. This incredible rock carving is a wonderful sample of the middle age art in Bulgaria. The Horseman of Madara is a symbol of the majesty of the Bulgarian state while under the reign of the different khans.
Kind regards, Reny

Monday, 10 January 2011

Flags of our Partners

Kind regards, Reny

Sunday, 9 January 2011

Many thanks...!

My pupils, Darina and I would like to thank our friends from Turkey, Portugal, Poland, Romania, Bulgaria for this "powerful" radio and for these great songs!
Kind regards, Reny, Darina and their children
A view from Sofia
A Legend about Sofia

Once upon a time there was a king who had a beautiful daughter. She was bright, gentle and good girl and he loved her more than everything in the world. One day the princess got ill. All doctors and medicine-men in the country were called to help her but she felt worse every day. None of them could do anything for her as nobody knew what she really had. The girl was dying in front of the eyes of her father and the old king felt very unhappy seeing that he was losing her. So he sent horsemen in all directions of the Earth to search for someone who would cure the princess. The time was passing and many foreign medicine-men, doctors and herbalists coming from all edges of the world took turn in trying to give the girl a remedy. And when nobody believed she would live, an old stranger stood at the king and told him to send her to a little town, far from there, just to live in it for some time. The desperate father immediately told the servants to prepare the princess and the other day sent her with a small group of loyal courtiers to that unknown place. It was a small stone-built town in the foot of a beautiful mountain with nice and tranquil inhabitants. They loved the foreign princess and took care of her like if she was their own child. She soon felt better breathing the fresh air and drinking the clear water. She fell in love with those kind people and their wonderful town, Serdika. She decided to stay living there. As she was so nice and tender all her life that people loved her and kept her in their minds forever. After her death they built a church in her memory and named it after her name, St. Sofia. Later they even started to call their town with it.

Sunday, 2 January 2011

A Hapy New Year song from Romania

I found out this song on YouTube and I sent it to my students as a wish for the new year 2011. I hope you will like it even if the lyrics are in Romanian, but the message is only one: HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL, harmony and good thoughts, all your wishes come true !

Saturday, 1 January 2011

New Year Concert - Radetzky Marsch

Vienna... I hope one day i can be there!...

Best wishes for a Happy New Year!

Many hugs and kisses, Reny