We’ve moved!

Anyone that knows Ellie and I will be able to tell you that we haven’t been the happiest of bunnies in our home stays. My host was lovely (if not a little lax with making sure her dressing gown wasn’t gaping open) but I felt awkward and out of place. Not to mention the food was seriously not the one!! Ellie has a worse time with hers – the food was better but her host could be a real pain at times.

It wasn’t unusual to get something like this at 8 am:

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That’s two days old, by the way.
However we are currently over the moon about our lovely new flat – без хозяек!

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We threw a housewarming party last night and got all dolled up for the occasion. Of course, we took our hosting duties very seriously and so selfie-taking was kept to a minimum. конечно

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Some were sillier than others…

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We also channeled our inner русские девушки and made some rather cute fruit platters. Drunken блины making completed our transformation. Unfortunately fruit and blinis are not enough to get us fluent…

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The party was great fun (from what I can remember – I konked out pretty early) I’m not sure whose idea it was to turn drinking Jenga into extreme drinking Jenga. It took a long time to pick all the wax off my floor!!!

All in all a good week for us! Definitely needed after some very exciting/sad/worrying news from home which I will get into at a later date.

In other news, I am setting myself a challenge for now until I leave Russia. I want to try and update my blog a couple times a week so I actually have something to look back on at the end of this!! I also want to compile a “bucket list” for the rest of my time here – it’s mental how little I’ve actually done. S’pose I should add my year abroad essays to that list really…

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