Monthly Archives: June 2012

Happy Friday!

Hello dear ones! How are you?? Did you have a good week? I’ve just had two days off, and am heading in for a weekend of work…What are your Saturday and Sunday plans? The Girl Who Fixed the Umlaut (this, … Continue reading

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Pinterest Love

Are you on Pinterest?? I (along with most of the world’s female population) have become seriously addicted to the site. I find it so inspiring! I love all the art, recipes, fashion and interior design inspiration. Another thing I’ve found … Continue reading

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8 Rules for Writing Fiction

I came across this article in The Guardian the other day, and really liked the writing tips they gave for fiction authors. I think they work for nonfiction, and lots of other types of art as well…would you agree? Are … Continue reading

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Quote of the Week: Collecting Moments

A great motto, no?

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Anna Karenina

The famous Tolstoy novel ‘Anna Karenina‘ is being made into a film starring Keira Knightley! Great news, wouldn’t you agree? Would you go see it? This makes me want to go re-read the book… Have you read Anna Karenina? I … Continue reading

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Happy Friday!

Can you believe it’s the end of June already??? When did that happen? Things are pretty quiet this end of the city, and economist husband and I both have the weekend off,┬ábut we haven’t quite decided what we’re going to … Continue reading

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Quote of the Week: Common Days

“Earth’s crammed with heaven, And every common bush afire with God, But only he who sees takes off his shoes; the rest sit round it and pluck blackberries.” -E. Barrett Browning

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Summer Reading

I love summer. Have I ever mentioned that before? I love the long days, the green, the cloudless blue skies. I love how the warm makes everyone in Moscow relax all of a sudden. The traffic jams dissipate as everyone … Continue reading

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Moscow Nostalgia: Creating New Memories

One of the hardest things about living in Moscow for me is simply how little nostalgia and cultural memory this place holds for me. Think about it – why do we get excited about travelling to places like Rome, London, … Continue reading

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Happy Friday!

Hi friends, How was your week? Mine was a bit rough, honestly. I’ve been under the weather the past few days. This weekend I’m at the office, so hoping it won’t be too busy. Moscow is officially in its summer … Continue reading

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