Monthly Archives: January 2015

Flatty New Year

My flatmate (who we will from now on only refer to as FML) was visiting her family elsewhere in Russia over the extended holiday period, and I’d left in mid-December to go back to the UK for Christmas there, so we … Continue reading

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Well that’s a bit daft…

As you can see here, Saint Pete keeps his drainpipes close to his chest… er, buildings… Some of them then have open channels across the pavement to the road (which are invariably woefully inadequate for the amount of water they are … Continue reading

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Metaphor, Simile or Analogy?

and regarding what?… Who cares? When I saw this it made me smile.

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Embarrassing Bodies… usually my brain!

Whilst riding the Metro the other day (I was going somewhere, not just riding it for sport) I noticed this advert for something clearly medical… Now seeing the word ГЕМОРРОЯ in green on the middle left and knowing that Г … Continue reading

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Uptown Top Ranking

So yesterday I was invited uptown(ish) to see my local ice hockey team, the rather wonderfully named SKA (СКА), and as you can see from this picture we had ring-side (rink-side?) seats, and all for the princely sum of £5.25 a … Continue reading

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Merry Russian Christmas… (for yesterday)

…and as you can see it was as white as I’d anticipated. Other than that though it didn’t seem very special at all… Ignore my picture looking quite festive (I went out into minus 16 wind chill again just to get some … Continue reading

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Putinka, you stinker… or Crappy New Year!

Of course I am not maligning our glorious leader (not mine, but when in Rome, eh?), rather the drink which takes his name, which kinda takes us back to marketing… I think. Being fully aware that here in Russia Putin divides … Continue reading

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