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May Celebrations Begin

Every time I sit down to write a blog post, I struggle to come up with ideas. That is not to say that my life here is particularly unexciting, but to the outside observer things that make my life exciting, like finding a new spot to sit in the sun, don’t exactly provide a riveting […]

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The Sun Brings Warmth

Today it is eleven degrees. Eleven degrees! I honestly don’t know what to do with myself because it is just so hot. IĀ  have experienced temperatures in the double digits only about four times in 2019. Not only has the temperature soared in the last few days, but the sun has also decided to make […]

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The Days Grow Longer

There is no hidingĀ from the fact that I have been less than perfect in promptly posting on here. As is often the case in life, in my first few weeks back my life was a hive of activity and the things to write about seemed fairly endless. Having settled in, however, life has also slowed […]

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The Dangers Of St Petersburg

Every day in St Petersburg I take my life into my own hands. Not that St Petersburg is a particularly dangerous city, in fact in terms of petty crime, it has extremely low rates. It is not the danger presented by other people that causes me to fear for my life every morning, but rather […]

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Return To The Frozen North

I write this standing in the center of the Neva. Technically this version I typed up in my flat but I scribbled the original completely illegible script in a notebook on top the frozen Neva. Though I have borrowed the structure of my opening sentence from Dodie Smith, I can firmly assure you that it […]

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Coming Home

I have now been home for exactly a week, and have only just had the time to sit down and write the post that I had planned on writing the day I returned. My final few weeks in St Petersburg were not all that different from previous weeks. I spent time in Museums and strolling […]

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Truly Bizarre

As previously mentioned, the threat of returning to England in mere days has made me realise how much I have yet to see in St Petersburg. Though I have not been inactive, seeing at least one or two new buildings/churches or exhibitions each week, there is an exorbitant amount to see in St Petersburg. Thus […]

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