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In need of some changes

In about me, art, crafts, good life on November 28, 2013 at 00:33

Why wait for the New Year to make resolutions? I have a good life but I want to make it much better. I want to declutter, I want to enjoy every moment, and I still want to learn to  be a breadwinner for my family.

Live your

Dream

your Life.

Join me on a mission. To be one of a kind. To be kind. Don’t vaste. Don’t be afraid to experiment. I want to be creative in every aspect of life, I want to improve my craft. To make my home a happy place, floating through time and space.

I feel the need to change what I do and how. More of this to follow (hopefully).

Good exercise

In garden, gardening, healthy life on January 30, 2013 at 18:45

I used to go to the gym. I used to go to spinning and aerobics.  Energy, time and money were spent but something was missing. Now I do some gardening instead and it feels absolutely great to get my exercise (for free),  to learn something new and also to see a real fruit of the effort. ..

In Uncategorized on September 12, 2012 at 15:46

The happy life is to an extraordinary extent the same as the good life

Bertrand Russell, The Conquest of Happiness, 1930 

In Uncategorized on September 12, 2012 at 15:11

Why should we postpone our joy to another world? Let us get all we can of the good between the cradle and the grave, all that we can of the truly dramatic. If, when death comes, that is the end, we have at least made the best of this life

Robert G Ingersoll , 1900

Good Things About Life Original Pen and Ink Artwork

In good life, socionics, writing on November 30, 2011 at 09:27

In Uncategorized on August 22, 2011 at 18:07

Life is too short – or too long – to allow myself the luxury of living it badly

Paulo Coelho

Big freeze…

In about me, car-free living, good life, kids, photography, shopping, traditions, winter on January 8, 2010 at 07:23

We have got a bit of Moscow winter this year. It was about -12 C last night. Heating and gas are still OK, but poor boiler works as hard as it can. We are only partly double glazed, big windows & thin brick walls, but this wasn’t a problem before, and hopefully won’t be again for the next 30 years… Iceland food delivery is frozen to death but fortunately I’ve stock up enough supplies just before the New Year.

I am really enjoying the weather but a bit worried about my subtropical plants in the garden. I covered what I could with juniper branches and snow. It is cold but sunny at the moment but I haven’t uploaded the latest photos yet. Maybe I even venture sketching till the snow melts.

Happy kids went sledging after school first time in their life (!) a couple of days ago – I used to do it almost every day in winter as a child. Other kids came to us asking how to slide down properly. I Moscow we either used our fur coats, or pieces of cardboard boxes, water-soaked and then frozen. In my mom’s time, kids froze a layer of water in a bucket, took it out and slide on top of this.

Here is a collage of kids in the garden. We are such a dynamic family that its impossible to have everybody in the picture at the same time!

I found very annoying that it is difficult to find proper warm clothes (socks, tall snow boots, a coat) for my son. Girls are OK, there is a great choice of stuff. Warm trekking socks of kids sizes ALL have something pink on them… Why couldn’t it be green??? And what about the size 3 boots? Its scares me to see lots of man and boys wearing wellington boots in the weather like this instead of proper cosy winter boots like women. Its just not fair!

Dream House

In about me, eco-friendly, gardening, good life, organic on October 12, 2009 at 11:25

Etsy site is having maintenance at the moment so they put this video for people to watch:

That’s probably the closest thing I’ve ever seen to my imaginary dream house. Being a child I have been daydreaming about 3-4 families of friends living self-sufficiently in a very close tied community (but it looked a bit more Siberian, less Californian!). Even now, when my daughter got Sims3 game and I sometime play it, I desperately try to build a homestead like this. What if I found some like-minded people and we could build something like that near Aberythwyth?… Enough day dreaming, back to work!

Pelargonium Sanctuary

In Uncategorized on October 5, 2009 at 08:40

 

Is it just me, or somebody else feels sad looking at perennial flowers being dumped at the end of summer by numerous gardeners?

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Pelargonium Sanctuary

In about me, autumn, eco-friendly, gardening, good life, winter on October 5, 2009 at 08:36


Is it just me, or somebody else feels sad looking at perennial flowers being dumped at the end of summer by numerous gardeners? Even hardy ones. Recently I found (on brambles-covered land locally known as “dump”) a couple of perfectly healthy Pelargonium/ geranium plants and rescued them. I bring my geraniums indoors in winter to save from the frost and because I think the are SO beautiful against the background of fresh falling snow outdoors.

(the pretty photo is not mine – I’ve got similar ones somewhere, but they are a bit difficult to find at the moment).

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