Monthly Archives: July 2013

Cooking in Cyrillic and the 275 Steps

I’ve been having a lot of “how on Earth did I end up here?” thoughts in the last week. Never, when I was doing quadratic equations in secondary school, or contract law in university, did it cross my mind that … Continue reading

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Connor does Rostov

Russian men, by and large, appear to be unafraid of their nipples. Many of them wear tight, skinny tops – little vest-type things with no sleeves, and sometimes no sides. Their nipples are in no way hidden and point accusingly … Continue reading

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Pros and Cons

Things that have gone well since I have arrived in Russia: 1. My flat has WiFi. I will be entertained. 2. My flat also has air conditioning. I will not melt. 3. I was hoping my flat would have either … Continue reading

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Airport-bound

It’s 5:30 am, local time, and I’m sitting in Moscow airport facing a horrendously brightly-lit perfume shop, with the saddest-looking shop assistant in all the world behind the counter. Mind you, I can’t imagine I’d enjoy the night shift in the … Continue reading

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If I were normal…

Why can’t I just be normal? If I were normal, I’d be married by now. I am 32, after all. I’d have a wife who would listen to all my stories when I come home at the end of the … Continue reading

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Under the Rainbow

I remember when I first heard about wireless internet. I found it interesting, but it seemed a little ridiculous. Why would you want to carry a computer around with you? Surely it’s as silly an idea as a portable dishwasher … Continue reading

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A Prayer and an Update

As I write this post, I am vaguely delirious. The fumes from my hair dye are soaking into my brain. I’m going to see if I can write this in the 30 minutes that I have to let the colour … Continue reading

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