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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. I  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 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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The Nights Draw In…

Constantly writing about oneself can be a bit tedious after a while and I can only imagine it is even more exhausting for those of you reading it. However, at this stage in time, I am in touch with neither English nor Russian news enough to warrant me writing about either. Whilst I could cobble […]

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It Grows Colder

Whilst this year has already been and will undoubtedly continue to be one of the best years of my life, it is not without its lows. I have recently been slower than usual to post a blog, the reason being that I have been in a state of confusion about what exactly to write about. […]

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