Monthly Archives: November 2014

For what you are about to receive…

Oh yes, they have shit TV here too! Although other than the propaganda news (which the landlady put on when she came round the other day to wait for the new cooker to arrive) I haven’t really sat and watched any, … Continue reading

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I love the snow… which is lucky.

So this was the scene which greeted me as I left the bar (not as late as originally feared) where I was DJing on Tuesday night. (Points if anyone can identify which bar it was from this picture… In fact, … Continue reading

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24 Hour Party People…

Okay, so London likes to portray itself as a 24 hour city, but I’m not sure there are many of its inhabitants who would agree. Yes, some of the clubs open quite late, and there are some eateries which are open through … Continue reading

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Taking the Tube… I mean Metro… I mean piss?

So they have, like, an underground railway system here, and like, it’s really cool yeah, but they don’t call it The Tube, they call it the Metro… Like, crazy, hey?… It’s clean, fairly quick, efficient… I mean, look at this … Continue reading

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More of the same…

When walking down Saint Pete’s main street (Nevskiy Prospekt) one can’t help but get a certain sense of deja vu, because after a while you’ll start to see all of the same shops and restaurants again. Take this sushi restaurant две … Continue reading

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Of course they have Ikea here, they aren’t savages you know!

Now those of you who’ve been paying attention will remember that backwards N equals I, so this is indeed the Swedish behemoth (and incidentally the strapline below says ‘for your home’ but there’re too many letters for me to bother… oh … Continue reading

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How the mighty have fallen…

I’m talking of course about 5ive, or as they are known internationally (and hence here in Russia) Five. I’ve always thought this a far better name than Fiveive, which makes no real sense at all and is a bit of a mouthful … Continue reading

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