My stories

Welcome to Russian Banya!

Hello, my dear readers. With light steam to You! Sure that my greeting surprised you)
But that’s what they say welcome the man who just came out of the Banya! ( Bath)original (1)

Russian Banya – those words that sound when referring to the Russian tradition. Surely you have heard this word when referring to Russia. I will tell you about one of our traditions.

Our Russian bath is a national phenomenon and our historical tradition. It is both a construction for performing hygiene procedures and therapeutic in most diseases.zdorovie

Bath in the life of the Russian people at the time served several functions. It was washed and warmed himself. Taking treatments, people became more healthy. In addition, Banya in human life is played and social role. To her, visiting her friends, was like a purification ritual combines not only the body but the soul. A source of heat served flat stones that were stacked on the hearth in the form of a dome. The stones glowed, and they were used for heating water and for heating the room.c6e47c9927ce3dfac0e0ae21d2a77556

To maintain temperature, hot stones doused with water and herbal infusions, which created the so-called “light steam”. Its benefit lies in the fact that the man was slowly heated, and then, after rushing up the ferry climbed to the top shelf. Inhalation of “light steam” with herbs created the effect of inhalation and massage with a broom, broke up the blood and brought sickness. After such a hearty massage with a broom, it is necessary to plunge into the cold water. From a medical point of view, it is very useful for the body.Веник-на-спинеbanya-v-gorah-1024x683banya

The construction of the sauna begins with a careful selection. A classic Russian Banya is a small hut on the edge of a lake or river, made of logs of pine trees.

4b4ebd72ddb3bed3c7b31c136f1fd685
After a hot Banya, directly into the cool water.
original (2)
In the winter after the bath jump in the snow.

 

It consists of two rooms: the changing room and the steam room, which concurrently was washing compartment. In the dressing room set shop and a clothes hanger, as the waiting room plays the role of locker rooms and rest rooms.ac15f86d37c941998732a72c66f4539binterjer_bani

The dressing room is separated from the steam room by a wooden partition with a tightly fitted door. About the furnace, usually a small window that is not only a source of light,  but the vent. The third part of the classic sauna Russian Banya is a wood-burning stove, near which are placed a tub of water. In the steam room mandatory shelf, which in fact is the process of taking bath procedures.4bed19bb

Typically, the process of evaporation takes 4-5 hours. You might ask why so long?
My husband every Thursday goes to the bath. I repeat, it is a TRADITION. Let’s call it a Men’s Club. They are steamed, massaged each other with brooms made of birch branches, and then communicate to their male subjects. And as you know, this all can’t happen fast)))IMG_3449

Do you remember this photo from my previous post? As in the bath very high temperature, it is necessary to protect the head. It is for this purpose that such caps. They are made from felt and have a different shape. For every taste and style. That’s the Budyonovka ‘ helmet of the early 20th century. This form of bath hats the most popular among our experienced men’s bath attendants.

5bd9f20e
The best gift for a lover of baths.

After taking bath procedures, traditional kvas or tea.kvas Cannot eat much and of course, you cannot drink strong beverages.
After this procedure, you are sure to feel born again.

 

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!

My stories

Saturday, “O-Key”, Supermarket!

I know, but I do not like to cook. I have signature recipes that work very well, but I always feel bad for wasting precious time on cooking. This duty took my husband Valera.He does it perfectly. And most importantly, he does it with pleasure. Therefore, it is the most delicious and fresh, and Useful. Now, as never before, he’s worried about the quality of products and the usefulness of the prepared dishes. I, as an outside observer and taster, taste all of his creations. That is why +10 pounds inevitably added( In the supermarket to walk with him this “punishment”. He carefully checks all descriptions of product composition, shelf life, and other information. I at this time hanging around a huge supermarket by choosing something interesting ( to me) and take photos

I actually wanted to write about ordinary Saturday, but it turned out a large-scale photo-report by on the supermarket).
From early morning it was raining, so we got out of the house with a slight delay. First, quickly ran to the mail to send the orders to my clients. And at the same time, get a new batch of yarn. To test it we will a little later. IMG_3423Then remembering that on Saturdays comes a barrel of milk, went to buy fresh milk and cheese. Milk is very delicious!!

Valera announced in the morning that’s on the menu tonight we will have fish. So we went to the supermarket. It’s great that this campaign coincided with the theme of my story for you my dear readers.
Near our house, there are several supermarkets, and today we went to one of them “OK”!IMG_3436
Valera went to choose fish for lunch, and I went to prepare the photos for the story. This supermarket is large and it presents all the product groups.
First, my path was a section of cloth goods for the holiday and since he is not soon, I did not stay there. IMG_3440Next, I looked in the Department of flowers and flower pots suddenly there will be a new pot for houseplants.

 

On the contrary, the division about the Bath!!!
Valera went to choose fish for lunch, and I went to prepare the photos for the story. This supermarket is large and it presents all the product groups.
First, my path was a section of cloth goods for the holiday and since he is not soon, I did not stay there. Next, I looked in the Department of flowers and flower pots suddenly there will be a new pot for houseplants.

 

IMG_3448
On the contrary, the division about the bath!!!

 

About Russian bath will then in a separate post, but for now here are just the Essentials that one must have when you go to Russian bath. As I watched the pots and products for bath, Valera chose the fish.

IMG_3454
Rainbow trout

Today lunch will be rainbow trout steamed. In the Fish Department, I am a little late. Naturally, I looked in the window with caviar and aquarium with live fish and crayfish.

 

IMG_3453
Live crabs
IMG_3459
Russian caviar!

 

IMG_3457
Red caviar

At the same time, we have replenished the stock of shrimp for lunch on Thursday.IMG_3476 In the Soviet Union earlier there was a tradition to eat fish on Thursdays. By the way was not a bad tradition. It is balanced and useful. We eat fish often.

 

My path runs between the shelves and display cases supermarket. Meat Department as always full of fresh meat.
IMG_3460
Near the meat Department with ready-made meals, salads, and hot dishes.

IMG_3461
Fast meat food makes as at home.

That’s the way the Vinegret!. This is a very tasty salad. Cooked vegetables, the basis of this salad Beets, pickles, peas green from the jar and sunflower oil! I can eat it very much!

IMG_3462
Vinegret!

But our national traditional dish.PELMENY. Meat wrapped in dough. Once the family was gathered in full strength, and fashioned dumplings in a large quantity and store them in the freezer.

IMG_3468
Pelmeny

Here is a jam from my favorite berries are strawberries and raspberries. For those who do not want to make jam at home. Before cooking preserves was adopted in each family, and the cellars, balconies and a pantry Laden with jars of jam.
IMG_3483

 

This showcase I walk side because sometimes the sausage in our house is forbidden.
IMG_3465
And that’s what I love. The cheese we have always a large assortment.
IMG_3467
While I wandered and took photos, Valerie got to the vegetable Department. Every morning he makes fresh juice and I found it about carrots. It is the Foundation of juices. Fresh juice is added beets and apples.
IMG_3490
Here the product we love especially, although it also restricted the number. It is sunflower seeds, washed and fried. Very tasty!
IMG_3477
We gradually got to the last sections. Bread. The most popular bread in Russia, it is rye bread. It is dark in color and has a lot of different varieties. Compared to wheat, it is much more useful. In, he dough you can add raisins, cumin, nuts, and any spices.

IMG_3499

 

 

Since the milk we have already bought, Milk Department I passed. Although for a moment looked all the same) for my favorite yogurt.IMG_3504

And that’s draft beer. But we buy it rarely, only when playing our Zenit St. Petersburg ( football team) Joke!IMG_3505

Let’s take a look in the wine section. We do not drink strong drink and preferred table wine and dry. Under the fish is perfect dry white wine 10-12 degree. For example, this. It has Muscat flavor and is made in Chile. This brand is also available in red and pink wines.

 

IMG_3512
Red line of Frontera vines

 

The supermarket is sold and here is the wine from California. By the way very decent.IMG_3510

 

After the supermarket, we went to get water from the source.IMG_3526
Back home everyone got down to business. Valera went to the kitchen and I open the package with the yarn!

So that’s my story! Thank you for stopping for a minute and read my story!

My stories

The story about “dacha”. (summer cottage)

“The holiday season is coming to an end…” For all Russians, this phrase is not an empty phrase and not a line from the novel of the century. This Sunday the end of August, I want to tell you about a phenomenon that we can confidently call truly Russian.Perhaps different countries have something similar, and I would like to know about it. But let’s start the story.maxresdefault-190

According to one version, Khrushchev (President of the USSR in the 50-60 years) has been on a visit to Germany, where he saw elderly Germans sitting on a lounger in the shade of his house and read the newspaper. And, supposedly, he decided to bring something similar to the USSR.    According to another version, and I agree with her, in the post-war food shortages decided to allocate people land, even he himself at least partially to feed. With the amount of land, of course, did not work out very well, “regretted” the earth And “cut” only 6 acres.1470179052_dacha-v-istorii3

These plots of land were transferred to workers and employees in perpetuity after they have worked in the enterprise 5 years from the date of receipt of the site. This was fixed in the workplace because 50-years is also the years of the weakening of control over the movement of people and the beginning of internal migration.

As the idea of transfer of these land plots is carried out for subsidiary farming, the members of the “gardening partnerships” ( as became known later groups of owners of these land plots) were imposed requirement that cultivates their 6 acres. This was strictly followed, and could even take away the land if it was not tilled and was planted a certain number of different vegetables. It seems even that is regulated, it is necessary to ask those who remember)gorozhane-smogut-vyrashchivat-ovoshchi-v-stolichnykh-parkakh

IMG_0731
But before that the house had yet to prepare a seedling)))

 

Many areas were planted with fruit trees. But the logic of the state and here was relentless. If the public store sells a working-class family of apples, the store will pay taxes (profit, VAT). But if the working family would have their apples, then the country will lose tax revenue. And came up with “fruit tax.” The plots went a special person (financial inspector), who counted the trees to be placed tax. About it, I was told in the villages by Voronej region. Some villagers were cut down in consequence of their trees.

On such sites in the beginning only grew vegetables. Then only, many people began to build small houses for storage of inventory.This was due to strong limitations in the size of the facilities being built.

IMG_2359
My mother’s little house

 

Limitations in the construction of buildings, the possibility of seizure of land for its cultivation, the shortage of building materials led to the fact that the building on the site became difficult and unprofitable. Therefore built that is easier to store garden tools, but to shelter from the rain. As a result, there is now such houses. And of course, that such buildings)Äà÷íûé òðàäèöèîííûé òóàëåò òèïà ñîðòèð ñ çàêðûòîé äâåðüþ Which by the way at first, too, were forbidden to build.

But all these difficulties were experienced and the people rejoiced to have produce grown with your own hands. The numbers of glass jars of canned food in each house were very large. e989e0a3beb29d16544852a4ac9def80
But it must be mentioned that the land was “cut” in distance from cities, therefore, had to spend time on the way there and back.
There were plenty of cars at the time, so the main means of transport was the “elektrichka” ( electric train), which in the summer was taken to fight. Defend hour with the bags in the train, and then another, to screw with them a couple of miles was in order

200668w600zc0Caraffordsd can not many. The accomplishment was the VAZ-2101 or ZAZ on which to bring the harvest.9f96f2u-960
And the lack of cars, all things had to wear!
Now, all restrictions are removed and the plot size is limited only by the financial capabilities of the family. Houses on plots became residential and the majority of the population spends the summer there. And only a few still grow vegetables and berries, preferring not to “get their hands dirty” on the ground.

Another interesting detail, during repairs in the apartments, citizens do not dispose of old stuff. Almost all of them then went to the garden and gained its second birth. this was especially true of the baths.618bc94f682ad6c19e0e7c6b07190260

In our family, too, was such a suburban area with a big house and “banya”. But after the death of my dad, my mother was difficult to engage and ride away.She is now engaged in farming in a small area, which gave her the use of the parents of the husband of my sister. Sometimes we go and help my mom dig the ground for beds.IMG_2377IMG_2378

But to go to a suburban area and unwind, cook barbecue and eat them in a friendly company, it’s surprisingly good!e2623839_shutterstock_170464922-xxxlarge_2x

Thanks for stopping by in my blog! I appreciate your comments!

My stories

Sunday in the Park.

Promised to tell you about the Subway, but then I thought that while on the street good weather, you have to enjoy the warmth and fresh air.IMG_3267

IMG_3265
Bridge to Park

 

About the subway, I’ll tell you later, but for now, let’s take a walk in the Park…Where to go city dweller to relax from the hustle and workflow, and to enjoy the natural beauty and breathe fresh air?
Well, of course in the Theme Park and entertainment!IMG_3264

Near my home is such an amazing Park. It is located on the island called Yelagin. Once a Royal Palace, Yelagin island since the middle of last century passed into the possession of the state and became the Central Park of culture and rest, from that moment it opened its doors to all comers.

history_003
It looked like a Palace in the 18th century

cccc Yelagin island is a unique natural and guarded complex. It is the northernmost island in the Neva Delta. In 2012 the territory of Gorky Park of S. M. Kirova (Elagin Island) received the status of                            “Specially Protected Natural Territory”.3212Most parks in St. Petersburg was founded on the territories of the Palace-Park ensembles, founded in the Petrine period, they subsequently received significant development and has acquired a festive look, typical of the style of Russian Baroque.

photo_gal_002
The decoration of the Palace

 

Their surroundings have become regular parks, which had a symmetric layout, rectilinear alleys, trimmed trees and shrubs and an abundance of pavilions, fountains, many sculptures have become part of works of landscape art.15011417145530photo_gal_008
As you can imagine the intensive development of large cities, it is difficult to win a place for this Park). That’s why city dwellers are so eager to rest in such parks. Park on Elagin Island is special. On its territory you can not just break, as you know, a change of activity is to rest. yelagin-island-river-boat-jammingFor example, you can play tennis, or ride a boat on the rivers and canals of St. Petersburg to listen to an amazing guided tour about the history of the great city and then returning to the island to eat in one of the Park cafes. photo_gal_026

Kids can take in a small zoo and a show alive, not the typical pictures of Pets. f you like sports, and that the island has many interesting. aaaaaFor example, I like to shoot in the dash)) this time I missed only 5 times out of 20))) Bragging).  Sorry that I forgot to take pictures ((( so I found this “winter” photo.5236

In the heart of  Elagin Island, in a newly renovated building in the Cavalier building, has opened “Creative dacha”.  photo_gal_018All guests of the Park has a relaxed and comfortable environment for immersion in a fascinating process of creativity. “Creative Dacha” offers three areas of educational programs: musical, intellectual and artistic-aesthetic.  photo_gal_009

The most exciting event of steel fancy dress dance. These dance evenings for adults and children organized on Elagin Island in the historical tradition of the nineteenth century. Produced programs for organized groups are also monthly dance night for single visitors. All programs are designed for different age groups, for children, and for adults.eee

And of course the show!!! Showrooms Elaginoostrovsky Palace Museum located in the court of the stable building. The stable building opened to the public in 2010 after restoration. This two-story building has a horseshoe-shaped plan and consists of the main facade with the Propylaea, connecting two symmetrical wings. In them, when he was here on Yelagin Island Imperial summer residence that housed a wing-aide-de-camps and Suite of the Empress. In the rest of the building was stable by the officers, Cossacks, and grooms. In the semicircular part of the building were stored forage, hay, where the carriages and stables for horses. The stable building consisted of residential and farm buildings and was constructed in the form of a beautiful scenery. The building has two courtyards, paved in the tradition of nineteenth-century cobblestones.IMG_3253

We c husband, strolling through the Park, accidentally hit on the magic show puppet. He, sharing my passion for dolls came with me. And did not regret.IMG_3257IMG_3254IMG_3259IMG_3243
As we say in Russia – Tired but happy, we returned home!!!
Until next time my dear readers!

But this picture is my surprise))))IMG_3277

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My stories

The area where I live.

St. Petersburg is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. For Russians, it is the jewel in the crown of the Russian Empire. The first capital of the Russian state. The city of palaces, promenades and amazing museums. The city our history and our great memory of the war. I am proud of my city and consider me as a patriot.rerer_thumbnail_big_.jpg
But I conceived a series of small posts about the ordinary life of citizens occurring every day and distant from the historical center and the main attractions.

16
Park 300 years of Sankt-Peterburg
4a3c5e419d329dc14c2899f4a28811c4
Evening  life

Saint Petersburg is divided into several administrative districts. One of them I want to invite you.  Now I live in the Primorsky district, one of the largest districts in the city, the area of new buildings in the North-West of the city.      The commandant’s airfield he called because Peter the First in the early XVIII century granted lands to the current sleeping area of St. Petersburg the commandant of the fortress. The townspeople called this area “the commandant’s cottage”.7600c9_1d41d47b38dfd24dfdc6bf3178a732d5
In the late nineteenth century “Race society” was equipped with the Racecourse here. In the warm season, races have collected a great many of the surrounding truckers. In 1908 the capital of the Russian Empire was organized by the Imperial All-Russian Aero club, and the local Racecourse was used for testing aircraft. 800x600_SWEkM14iVNFzD201SZ5J
In the early twentieth century, there was a complete wasteland.

 

Later test flights and air show was moved to the Commandant’s field — a large area of vacant lots and gardens. In September 1910, it hosted the first all-Russian festival of Aeronautics. Drew even Emperor Nicholas II.
The airfield remained operational until the 1960s. During the siege of Leningrad, he took the planes with food and sent from the besieged city barely alive from starvation of Leningrad to the mainland. The streets and avenues of this area have names associated with aviation. The area continues to build, a new home has come to Sochi to spill and almost merged with the village of Lakhta. A wide seaside highway goes along the Northern shore of the Gulf of Finland and goes to the highway “Scandinavia”, leading to the State border with Finland.

800_3ab671c89d4abc032bdeb9fc96950fe9
How it all began

 

Subsequently, the whole area of the vacant lots began to be built houses. And as I wrote just above, because of the mass of the building has got a common name “sleeping”. This term was called almost all of the district of St. Petersburg outside the historic center. 31928The sleeping area is a residential area of the city, whose residents are forced to commute to work in downtown and come home mainly to sleep (hence the name).  The development of sleeping areas is usually a template, pre-designed the whole area and the housing stock overwhelmingly consists of typical many-storeyed panel houses. But in the area be sure to have everything you need for the life of the citizen shops, schools, gardens, polyclinics and more. In our area many parks and gardens, small lakes and playgrounds.

ozero-dolgoe-munitsipalnyy-okrug-621241
Dolgoe lake

A few years ago I lived in the center, and when moving very worried about the future detachment from him. But now, several years later, I have no regrets about our choice. Clean air, green parks and good transport, quiet life. 3192761585690

 

The historic center just a few Metro stops or bus.2-640x420

The same amount of time we spend on a trip in the suburbs or in the nearest Park. Our house in the basement for a long time and looks standard for all buildings 70-years. But in our yard, there is a lovely Park, Playground, and area for sports. The only problem is the Parking because cars are becoming more. And sometimes you have to spend a lot of time for Parking) But, I think I know the reason of all cities.417679

Sizova 20 k.1 Sankt Peterburg. Arenda kvartir

Next time I will tell you about our Metro. He is recognized as the most convenient and cleanest in the world. Wait for the sequel.

My stories

Thinking out loud No. 1

Creative ideas fly directly in the air. It is only to lend a hand and to have time to catch the elusive thought, the time to bring it to life.

Not worth it for a very long time “to bear” the thought, wait for it to finally “ripen” in the head in the form of the desired option. It is often such a long wait does not implement the idea. The idea transformed and in the end lose their colors and original appeal.

Many may not agree with me and perhaps this approach is peculiar to me, but I think there is still the same as I do. I’m trying to implement your ideas immediately in hot pursuit. Once in my head, there was even a tiny bit of the idea, I immediately start trying to implement it. And believe me, she immediately begins to grow into the nuances, details and new colors. And it happens that she transformed beyond recognition and it becomes quite a new idea. And you have this happen?

Why am I still writing?!
Imagine that you have several kinds of creativity. How often do you visit the thought- ” why not combine my skills, not whether it will give me a new and not less interesting. Perhaps or even definitely they can complement each other.

And so it happened that little blue dress. The beads on it are not sewn and tied into the fabric.IMG_3056

My doll accidentally fell into the sugar bowl)))) and here in the photo. As always in thought)))IMG_3073

My stories

Have you heard what is Coworking?

Today my post will be about the place about which I had never heard, but always wanted such a place was. Doing things you love, we will find people who share your interests and your Hobbies. In such cases, should be the place where you will be comfortable discussing important moments of your activities or just to chat about random topics, of course not forgetting to share your findings and your achievements and perhaps new knowledge.
I dream of such a place as the Women’s club that I could come and women go about their creative projects. Where over a Cup of tea or coffee in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere could talk on the town, but they understand women’s topics.

I have a friend and colleague, her name is Anna Aleksashenko. Remember I wrote about her playing with dolls)?

https://creativhook.wordpress.com/2017/04/25/playing-with-dolls/
Now we are like-minded and colleagues. We have recently come to the conclusion that we need to “live” meetings, and not just a conversation on the phone or social networks.
We decided to arrange a so-called “symposia” with discussions of our shared projects or new work. Of course, we have a lot of time is spent on work, but “stew” in its own juice is not beneficial to our creative process. We had chosen for our meetings, some cozy cafes, but …..we found a new place!! That’s just about it and my story! IMG_2896
IMG_2898

Have you heard what is Coworking?
In many countries, this field of communication is already more developed. In Russia, it became popular recently. So, a little historical and useful facts.
Coworking in a broad sense — the approach to the organization of work of people with different employment in a common space; in a narrow — like space, collective office. Coworking describes the flexible organization of working space and seeks to build communities of residents and internal culture.In the context of urban coworking considered as a kind of “third places” — public spaces, connecting people for communication and creative interaction. Often co-occupy buildings and premises, having lost their previous purpose: the factory shop, the former schools, and even churches.In close to the modern sense of the term “coworking” was first used by the Game designer and fun theorist Bernard Coven, to indicate the approach defined it as ” a collaboration of equal people”. Company training organized by the Cov included the joint decision of the working task through brainstorming and discussions and, in fact, called coworking. He also became the first owner of a domain name coworking.com which subsequently voluntarily handed over to the coworking movement.

Brad Newberg has also been a co-founder of the coworking Citizen Space in San Francisco, CA

citizen-space-4

lscitizen-space-2
The first ever co-working opened August 9, 2005, in the house of the feminist community Spiral Muse in San Francisco.8dc6bbc1aac24d5691bb60bc1f1e4782 featured_47d918cde4Tired of the lack of communication in the office and the uselessness of the work at home programmer Brad Newberg has established a coworking as a non-profit partnership and invited potential participants jobs, free Wi-Fi, breaks for meditation, shared Lunches and joint Bicycle rides in exchange for a small monthly premium. A year later, Brad closed the first coworking and co-founded a new — Hat Factory.20150226-London-Soho-11

Tired of the lack of communication in the office and the uselessness of the work at home programmer Brad Newberg has established a coworking as a non-profit partnership and invited potential participants jobs, free Wi-Fi, breaks for meditation, shared Lunches and joint Bicycle rides in exchange for a small monthly premium. A year later, Brad closed the first coworking and co-founded a new — Hat Factory.
First in the Old world coworking appeared in 2005 in London and in 2007 in Berlin and now remain one of the largest in the world. The London Hub has become an international network of 65 spaces on five continents, and opened in Berlin Kreuzberg Business Class Net was the first network of coworking, a developing franchise.2014-02-22-11.08.27-1-1024x683

By 2007, the concept of “coworking” is entrenched in the English language, and in 2009 he published the first book on coworking — “I’m Outta Here: How coworking is making the office obsolete” by Drew Jones. In 2010, the coworking movement celebrated the fifth anniversary of the opening of coworking at Spiral Muse by carrying out the first #CoworkingDay. In 2011 hosted the first conference, which brought together the founders of coworking from all over the world — Global Coworking Unconference Conference.n3AbFt7q-UM

We found us in St. Petersburg such a place. It was amazingly creative and positive place. The young people were busy with their own Affairs, and absolutely no one no one interfered. At the entrance, everyone got a vintage alarm clock as the symbol of time. As a sign that you should treat your useful time very carefully. ( because time in this place is paid for) this time we studied the new resources that will help us further promote our small shops. And of course we have implemented is not yet large, but a joint project for a single client. Some photos of our workspace. And I have no one photographed))))IMG_2886IMG_2884IMG_2889IMG_2897IMG_2892

IMG_2903
AnnAToys and Creativhook cooperation

 

My stories

“Everything is in our hands, so no need to put them down!” Coco Chanel.

I am 52 years old. In October 2017 will mark 53. I’m not ashamed to talk about my age, and saying that it is improper to ask a woman about her age, I’m not pretty.

So….I am 52 years old. As I wrote in one of my posts, I’m engaged in creative work. Knitting, as it turns out, that’s exactly my class! Even in the last couple of years when I worked in the hotel business, I still found time for my favorite pastime. And here a year ago the hotel business was finished, and I again focused on my hobby. And again made it my job. What I realized now, after a long break.

****The professionalism has no expiration date. With age, your professional skills are only better because they are enriched with experience.****
So. All I knew and know now helps me to create doll clothes. And the fact that she’s tiny, makes me continue learning and improving skills.
I’m not trying to repeat itself and to work like I worked before. It is not possible and in my opinion counterproductive.

“With age and experience changes our attitude to work and that work brings us joy and satisfaction”

In one book I read the following lines – ” Don’t be afraid to start a new business, regardless of years. There is nothing better for the brain than new experiences and challenges. There is nothing healthier than a case that is fun.” How is this formulated correctly and precisely? And here are a few rules or expectations which appeared to me important and worthy to share them with you.

1  Let’s start small but their own business. It will give you freedom and a sense of belonging, and most importantly, the ability not to depend on other people’s stereotypes about your age and your occupation. To obtain salary, you need to convince others of their abilities and, to get income — enough to convince yourself

2  Do not hire and do not hire. They sell the results of their personal work and their personal abilities.

3  Find what you love to do anyway, and learn how to get paid for it. This is the job of your dreams. Remember: what you like to do, is a hobby. That hobby became a business, you need to find a form in which it is claimed by others. It’s not always easy, but always possible.

4  Imaginary features are always more attractive than real. But the real good that they can be used.

5  Use your expertise and not your time. Selling your time, you will lose it by selling your experience — just multiply it.

6  Age when too late to learn a new profession, does not exist. Age does not create physical constraints. They create our perception of it.

And the most important thing for me – “With age, learning becomes more difficult and easier!”

I’m back from vacation, with a new mood and new ideas. I’ve had time to think about your classes. I know exactly what I want. Therefore, only forward!

My stories

The City Of Saint Nicholas.

Another story about my Turkish trip. Today he will be devoted to the Church of St. Nicholas in Demre.IMG_1795

The road from Antalya to Demre takes place along the stunning sea.IMG_1787 I have not seen such a turquoise color. If only I could paint it))). And in a small town Finike. It is considered the birthplace of the famous Turkish tomatoes)IMG_1762IMG_1781

The Church of St. Nicholas, built in the 4th century. It is a marble sarcophagus in 1087 the relics of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker. In the 19th century the Church was reconstructed on the funds of the Russian Empire. She currently inactive and you can visit it as a Museum. Only one day a year it is fulfilling its religious functions. On 6 December the birthday of Nicholas of Myra thousands of Christian pilgrims gather for worship.20170523_093553According to the story, Nicholas was born in 245 in the city of Patara in sixty kilometers from Demre. His parents belonged to a fairly rich well-known family, and from Nicholas inherited a good condition. However, he was indifferent to material things, because since childhood led a spiritual life. In the year 300 he became the Bishop of Myra, where he lived until his death.20170523_091457

Despite his very old age, the Church is well preserved murals and frescos of the XI and XII centuries, which give the room a completely extraordinary look. The floor is paved with a very interesting mosaic of different types of stone. It is believed that this mosaic was in fact an ancient temple existed even before came in Demre Saint Nicholas.20170523_092932Saint Nicholas after his death was buried in the marble of the Lycian sarcophagus in the Church. 20170523_093108In the XI century, when the Church was threatened to be plundered by the Seljuk Turks, Italian merchants stole the relics of the Saint and his ship took them to Bari, in the South-East of Italy. To this day the Shrine is the temple of this Italian city.IMG_1799

Now the relics of St. Nicholas in Moscow, and a month will go to St.-Petersburg. I will go to pray for the peace and health of all who suffer.IMG_1812IMG_1826Now St. Nicholas is one of the most venerated saints in Christianity. The Russian Church put a special service along with the apostles on Thursdays. He is revered not only as the defender from troubles and misfortunes, but also as the guardian of the waters. Russian sailors believed him as their patron.IMG_1804After the Church of St. Nicholas we looked at the sunken city of Kekova and swim in the clear water of a small Bay. we were on our way past small Islands. My dream is to stay in seclusion on a small island)IMG_187220170523_11324120170523_11321020170523_11195520170523_113130Here is the journey we have made. Thank you for your time, which you will not regret to visit me at my home!

My stories

Branding and growth , Day one: Set three goals

I am taking part in the training course “Branding and growth.” My task for today is:- Install the three goals I set myself. Since I’m on vacation, it’s easy for me to think about it in a relaxed atmosphere and deal with goals and tasks that I have to decide when I get home.

The first objective! I want my work to know more people. So they could appreciate my hard work. I want to pass the desire to do all the readers of my blog. I want to find interesting and passionate about dolls of people.To new subscribers during the month.

The second objective! I want to stop being afraid of publicity. To learn clearly, vividly and clearly Express my thoughts to readers. Try to find interesting moments in ordinary life and to show it to my readers.

The third goal! I want to write a few posts per month. To stop being lazy) And not to leave my blog halfway. But perhaps this course will help me!