New Year Morning Conversation

Dear Diary, What does happen on New Year Morning? Does the world change? Do the clouds swim differently across the sky? Do trees sway in a new fashion in the summer wind? Is the wind new? Is it the wind of change? A Conversation like this is as good as any on the New Year Morning. I…

Is it my story to tell?

Dear Diary, Having been born with a pen in hand, I ponder, every now and then, an idea of writing a memoir. I honestly have no idea what it is and how to go about it. However, I do believe I have something to say and to share with interested parties. As with any other…

Colder than Snow Queen

Dear Diary, I absolutely had to share this with you. I’ve been watching The Fall (British TVseries) the other night and… as any MA in Critical Literature would do, started comparing Gillian Anderson in X-Files and in The Fall. They are two completely different yet very much similar women… However, the point of my pondering…

What if it happens?

Dear Diary, Just to mix things a bit and to step away from by book reviewing duties, I’d like to share with you and my readers my insights into dream-making. What do you say?…   You dream a dream. You dream many dreams. You make a wish. You make a hundred. Do you know what…

2018 Book Challenge (work in progress)

Dear Diary, Once again, I’ve signed up for GoodReads Book Challenge. I falied miserably last year. Even though, I’ve been reading several books at the time all the time, I overprojected myself. This year I am raising the plank and am aiming at 200 books in 2018. To help me along with choosing what books…

Dreams are not to be made..

Dear Diary, I was cleaning up my blog and found this unpublished post in the ‘Drafts’ section. It looks like once upon 2017 I was going to write something about the dreams and reasons why we should and shouldn’t make them. So here it is. I read in one of the blogs I follow (@Her…

2017 has been and gone

Dear Diary, 2017 has been and gone. We are already half-way through 1st January 2018. It seems that everyone is writing reports, reviews, observations and draws conclusions from the year it’s been and is making plans for the future 364 days. I will not do such a thing. I do not think it is necessary,…

Bark for Life 2017 with Stella the Winx Fairy

Dear Diary and my Gorgeous Readers, Before I tell you a story, the whole story about Stella and how she came into my life and the life of my family, I’d like to share some recent pride and joy with you. Yesterday I participated in @Bark for Life – Dog Walk Relay in support of…

How to measure loneliness…

Dear Diary, It hit me the other day. It really hit me. I am alone. I feel alone. I feel lonely. Well, I have my family. I have my child. But I am alone and lonely. This world is sick and screwed if women like me come to the point when they admit to themselves…

Где взять такой замок

Вы все еще спрашиваете, почему мой блог называется Снежная Королева? Да, почитайте мою же сказку про нее и поймете. А если не поймете, я вам объясню еще раз, так чтоб вы поняли, а я для себя прояснила… Так вот, Снежная Королева – она уже счастливая. И если не счастлива, то хотя бы спокойна и сдержана,…

Как разбивается сердце. Инструкция по…

Ты знаешь, как разбивается сердце? Сначала в него втыкаются острые иголки. Везде-везде. Маленькие такие, но очень острые. Потом, от этих иголок начинают ползти трещены. А потом… В какой-то совсем не прекрасный момент в ушах загудит. Глаза сами собой сильно-сильно зажмурятся. Во рту пересохнет. Ноги подогнутся от бессилия. И внутри что-то сожментся, сдавит до скрипа зубами…

A Day when my knee went one way and I went another

Dear Diary I am getting old pretty fast these days. I never stopped and looked at the calendar before. I never cared for my age and growing up. I never wanted to grow up. I never wanted to see my loved ones get old and frail and perish into ‘the other side of forever’. I…