Labor Day is over

Labor Day weekend is over. First time I didn’t go anywhere. Before, we always tried to go somewhere far to catch the last summer fun. (For example, last year we flew to Budapest, Hungary-we bought tickets at 10 AM for 5PM flight the same day). Well, this year Continue reading

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International Women’s Day

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Yesterday, It was International women’s Day.  Again!  It’s a day off in Russia today and my friends are celebrating it with music, flowers and fun.  I had Internet-FREE day. That wasn’t planned, it just happened, but it appeared to be the best present I could do to myself for the International Women’ day! I spent and fun time with beautiful ladies, had mimosas and  my favourite cake Napoleon. Here is the last year post with more details about this holiday  https://marriagewithaforeignaccent.com/2014/03/08/happy-international-womens-day/Всех с 8 Марта))

Do You Also Need a Vacation After Vacation?

 

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Vacation season is over. At the end of any vacation I am always thinking that I need another one. I guess it is because vacations are stressful. It’s surprising that something which is expected to help us to relax and bring us to a stress release environment carries such a strong pressure itself. Stress unwelcomely appeared at all stages such as planning, booking, packing….and, finally, jet lagging. It’s also funny, that being a travel addict, I passionately hate to Continue reading

“Carlson on the roof” – SWEDEN CITIZEN WITH RUSSIAN PASSPORT

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Few days ago a lady in a book club I visit from time to time asked everybody “What was your first favorite book you read, liked and remembered?”. My American counterparts shared their favorites, and then it was my turn. I think my first book was what my parents read to me, and it probably was Russian fairy tales and fairy tales by Alexander Pushkin. But when I started reading myself, it was “Pippi Longstocking “by Astrid Lindgren followed by “Carlson on the Roof” and so on. Astrid Lindgren was and still is one of my favorite children’s writers. It’s strange that Continue reading

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

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Today is St. Patrick’s Day. This year it went unusually quietly for me. The best thing came from my Zumba instructor, Janice. It turns out that she is Irish ( this, of course, explains a lot, especially her irrepressible energy charge). Janice brought to class all sorts of green hats and handkerchiefs, was fun and cheerful, and even made ​​us dance under few Irish songs.

And I remembered my acquaintance with this cool holiday in one of my first Continue reading

Olympic Games Follow Up

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Dear all- if you haven’t seen this video from youtube about little girl crying out loud with Olympic Bear-it’s here.  I know we have much more serious reason to cry right now, but still…SO TOUCHING!

Here is a link to video of a girl Ksusha.

http://vesti-sochi.tv/olimpiada/23196-malenkaja-ksjusha-proshhaetsja-s-olimpijskim-mishkoj-sochi-2014

For non-Russian speakers:  The girl keeps saying : “By, my dear, by , My beloved !” Bye!!!

Her Mom try to comfort her and say:  Please, don’t cry, my kitty, THEY WILL BE BACK!

And Ksusha is answering:  I can’t stop crying!  I can’t!!!

It’s so moving… The video was taken by girl’s Mom and she posted it on youtube. For the first day on your tube this video was seen by 70 000 people.   Russian journalists found this girl and gave her Olympic Mishka (a Bear) .

…well, Ksusha wasn’t alone crying to Misha.  I also cried on closing ceremony, thinking of summer Olympics in 1980 in my childhood.  I know many others did as well.  Silly, but true … They will be back…Will they???