Monthly Archives: October 2014

Cyrillic Alpha Better

I so want to tell you that this guy’s name is Timmy Hobnob, but following a ‘Cease and Desist’ action from his legal representatives I am now contractually obliged to point out that he is actually called Timur Novikov… в … Continue reading

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Weather or not we’ve reached double figures?

Well the past few days has seen the temperature rise dramatically (?) to eleven (I almost typed elven, good job that didn’t make it into the blog) degrees… but it’s been raining on and off. Think I preferred the cold, … Continue reading

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The First Rule of English Club (and the Dangers of Generalisation)

So before moving in with Saint Pete I joined an international ex-pat website, and last night I went to my first organised event, English Club… Yeah yeah I know, it’s not going to help my Russian, but I figured it … Continue reading

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And what on earth are they feeding these verdamte chickens?

So due to the breakfast where I’m staying being almost completely pointless, I got myself some eggs to scramble… I broke a couple yesterday and one looked like it could have been a double-yolker, but I’d not broken it very … Continue reading

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What time is it?

When I first visited St Pete back in February there was a 4 hour time difference. Then when the UK clocks went forward in spring the ones here didn’t… they didn’t need to. We are so far north here that … Continue reading

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Pride before a fall

Pride doesn’t come before a fall and the intimation that it does is actually very negative. It seems to suggest that we shouldn’t take pride in what we do, so a half-arsed job is good enough… Also, I’ve fallen many times … Continue reading

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My Mission (should I choose to accept it)…

…was to get that jacket fixed, for which I needed a needle and thread. And as it’s a woven wool jacket then I really needed a big needle and some thick thread, which meant finding a haberdashery. Now I’m generalising, but … Continue reading

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