Best real-life drama – USA Presidential election

In 50 days there will be a very important day for the USA: The 2020 Presidential election - Tuesday, November the 3rd. If you’re looking for something truly fascinating to watch, tune in for the next couple of months, because this will be the best drama to follow. If you don't follow it already, your... Continue Reading →

Foraging Mushrooms in Oxfordshire

...or a story about how I found a lawn of mushroom gold (porcini!) 20 mins drive from Oxford My grandad used to say that mushroom foraging is in our blood. I remember waking up at dusk and going deep into the forest, to some known places, where we're hoping to get the best and the... Continue Reading →

3 events that broke my heart this week

Wherever you look, there are always sad news. I feel blessed to live in such a safe country, where you can tune out the terrible things that happen in the world, because they simply don’t affect you – most of us do it, right? But three things happened this week, that are so close to... Continue Reading →

Which star sign should I be???

A couple of weeks ago the news broke that left a lot of people in shock. NASA has added a brand new zodiac sign, so everyone’s star signs got shifted! Social media blew up with mixed reactions – some were outraged, whilst others welcomed it, as the new signs seem to suit better… So I... Continue Reading →

Meet my heroes

Today we are be celebrating 75th VE Day (Victory in Europe) –  the day when the Second War Ended. Most of Europe celebrates it on the 8th of May, but all post-Soviet countries special day is the 9th of May – purely because of the difference of the time zones at the moment of signing!... Continue Reading →

A month of isolation

Yesterday was exactly a month since everything has changed. On Friday the 13th of March was my first ‘working from home’ day until further notice. We went on a lockdown ahead of the government’s advice. We started to abide the rules a couple of days before Boris put them down in writing. Better safe than... Continue Reading →

Endometriosis: my personal hell

I’ve been meaning to share my story for a while, but I didn’t have the strength... I was too embarrassed to talk about it, I didn't want to victimise myself, or simply just not give an extra thought to this dreadful part of my life... And as a result I've been finding excuses not to... Continue Reading →

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