Monthly Archives: May 2013

The Island (2006)

I watched a film called ‘The Island’ the other day – I saw it whilst I was abroad, without the benefit of subtitles, when my Russian was pretty negligible. Watching it again, with some helpful English subs thrown in, I’ve … Continue reading

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Random Things I’d Like to Remember…

For no particluar reason, other than I’d quite like to remember these things… – David Crowder Band reminds me of Kiev, Ukraine, and being in a strange place. – the smell of Nivea deodorant reminds me of Warsaw, and Nathan’s … Continue reading

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Тоска

I’ve found a new word, which at the moment sums up a feeling that I’ve not been able to put my finger on… Toska (по-русский: тоска) – noun /ˈtō-skə/ – Russian word roughly translated as sadness, melancholia, lugubriousness. No single … Continue reading

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Barbeque

I celebrated the Bank Holiday this past weekend with some time at home with my parents, some great food, a lovely bike ride, sitting in the garden, and finished it all off with a BBQ with my housemates. This has … Continue reading

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Revisiting My Questions

They’ve not been forgotten. They’ve not been answered yet. My questions are still there – being refined and mulled over, informed by more reading and interesting conversations! One thing that I’ve been noticing, and this may seem glaringly obvious, is … Continue reading

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