Day 17 – 5 things I lust after

  Dear Diary, Today is Monday and I’m having a bad day of ‘mondiatis’. On top of my headache-is-me weekend, it’s a very cold and gloomy day today. Thus, my list for DAY 17 will be all about things I love but can’t have today… Hopefully, my readers can relate 1) COFFEE I’ve been a…

Day 11 – If I were an animal…

Dear Diary, I am up to DAY 11 in my writing challenge to myself. It’s been exciting and … difficult so far. It has been difficult to keep up with the schedule and the regularity of it. Post-a-day is not as easy to do, especially if you are full-time working mum/daughter. Anyhow, today is DAY…

Day 10 – Rambling out loud – The biggest Peeve

Dear Diary, Today is DAY 10 of my writing challenge. And what do I do? I spend the whole day doing all sorts of housework. Please, do not get me wrong. I love my house and love doing things in it. As a matter of fact, I am turning into recluse: I’d rather spend time…

Day 8 – 5 Places you want to visit

Dear Diary, We are moving along quite smoothly on this adventure of mine – 30 Days Writing Challenge I am up to day 8. Yesterday, I decided to have a break. I did not write a post, neither I even thought of one. Yesterday was St.Valentine Day. To keep things fresh, my daughter and I…

Day 3 – Weird things you do when you’re alone

Dear Diary, I had a bit of a break. To tell you the truth I had one horrible headache over the weekend and could not even think, let alone think about blogging. However, I did not forget my promise to myself and my readers. I will soldier on. Here is DAY 3 Weird things you…

Day 1 – List 20 random facts about yourself

Dear Diary, Here I am embarking on my 30 days writing challenge. Why? Why not? Where did I get ideas for topics? I found millions and millions of lists (I am not the first person to do such a challenge). I picked 4 lists and will be choosing a topic at random from all 4…

What? You have not read this…

Dear Diary, I am a snob. Well, we all are, I guess. We, the Soviet kids of 60s, 70s and 80s are the biggest snobs when it comes to books and reading. We grew up in Literature. We were nurtured Samizdat. We breathed Esenin, Blok, Pushkin, Shakespeare in translation – we had to learn many…

Ian Rankin’s Autograph

Dear Diary, I am so excited. I am still so very excited. I am still like a kid before Christmas morning. Well, it is the morning after, but I am still very much excited. I’ve met Ian Rankin yesterday. If you do not know who he is, you’ve lived under the rock so far… Ian…