#COVIDUPDATE: Can’t get my driving license due to COVID19 – hence, I can’t drive.

In 2 days neither me or my husband can drive a car. This sucks big time people. We’ve got a car, Dec has his provisional license, so he can drive the car when someone else is in the car with the full UK license. I sill have got my Russian driving license. And that’s why you’re reading this message now….

#Coronavirusupdate – Don’t get bored!

  Everyone is talking about Covid-19. Social media goes crazy, news, everywhere online. I don’t read the news, so I find out what’s going on from family and friends. As for me, it’s the best way to keep away from anxiety and not necessarily stress.   All I need to know: Keep a safe distance with people I don’t know…

Don’t overload yourself with expectations.

  I build too many expectations for myself and it doesn’t work well .. ⠀ Yup. Self-talk is a powerful thing. And when we build expectations around our life every day. Some of us call it goals, or dreams, some of us don’t even realize they have those expectations and when they get upset and frustrated, it’s hard to detect…

First month with a new puppy – Golden Retriever

This cute face’s name is Lola and she is our new family member! We (okay, more me than my husband :D)  wanted to get a puppy for quite a while and finally decided to get her for our anniversary. It didn’t even take a long time to research a good breeder, found them quite quickly and went to see a…

I cry when I tell myself “I LOVE YOU”.

    Sounds odd, doesn’t it? Of course, we love ourselves, even if sometimes some people might think they hate themselves, deep inside it’s not true. I don’t believe it. You still wake up every morning and do at least something that makes yourself happy and joyful. That is like the worst-case scenario.   Most of the time, I am…

Feltwell. Norfolk, United Kingdom

  Feltwell is located near the city of Cambridge. Feltwell is a village with a population of just over 3,000 people.   Contrary to the frequent Soviet stereotypes, villages in England are very different from our villages (except, perhaps, not the most profitable farms .. and even then… not all!). A lot of villages are actually quite rich and people…

Cultural shock! Part 1 – Kyiv

NEW TRIP My husband and I went to Ukraine in July to celebrate my great grandma’s 95th Birthday. The last time I’ve visited her and relatives was 8 (!!!) years ago so I thought – definitely it’s time to go. Tickets cost us just £54 (Skyscanner) each both ways, which is pretty cheap + train and taxi to the village….

Leeds, Ilkley Moor, traveling closer to the north of the UK

  Hey everyone! There is another traveling story I’ll tell you today!   We live in Mildenhall, which is a nice little town. Today we are moving to Feltwell, which is even smaller than Mildenhall, but we are always 1 hour away from Norwich and Cambridge. One weekend we decided to go to Leeds to visit Dec’s brother and the…

FREELANCING. A key to the freedom or a depression anchor?

  I am freelancing for quite a while now but before I used to combine it with a full-day office job. It was challenging in some ways, longer working hours, multitasking, but rewarding – higher salary overall.  Since the beginning of this year, I work remotely only and I faced several issues along the way:   Not enough people around…