Last weekend we went to visit economist husband’s cousin in Moscow region.
The weather was perfect – not too cold, but just chilly enough to keep the snow from melting and soaking into your valenki.
This is what I love about living in Russia: sunny, pine-scented walks through the woods, warm woolen valenki keeping your feet toasty warm, talking with friends about all sorts of forbidden topics like religion, politics, philosophy. Hot tea from a samovar, sitting around a crackling fire in discussions that sound like arguments, but aren’t.
What a lovely, relaxing weekend!
P.S. the perfect soundtrack for relaxing inside with friends while debating politics and religion, sipping on tea, and nibbling sandwiches…