From Russia With Love

From Russia With Love

9:01 AM, 12th January 2016, About 6 years ago 7

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As it’s my birthday today I thought a bit of self indulgence might be forgivable. Hello

I’ve been visiting my in-laws in Yelets in Russia since 27th December and return to the UK this weekend. This is what I’ve been up to.

Our little studio apartment – Svetlana’s project for the last three months …

Flat

Here’s what it looked like three months ago ….

Flat before

Now I have to confess to being a bit of a foodie, I’m particularly fond of sausages so this isle in the local supermarket is my Nirvana …..

Sausages

I also love Sushi and Cocktails and at these prices I can have as many as I want – 108p = £1

Sushi

Cocktails

And with scenery like this (and good clothing) it’s not too difficult to fall in love with the Russian Winter …

Scenery

Clothing

Weather

But the best part of all, with there being such a huge amount of family on my wife’s side, there’s always a party somewhere every night 😀

Party



Comments

by caroline walton

12:13 PM, 12th January 2016, About 6 years ago

Thanks for the pics. My husband is also Russian. It's hard to believe the supermarket photos - compared to when I first went there
And a very Happy Birthday!

by Jerry Jones

12:17 PM, 12th January 2016, About 6 years ago

That looks like a very nice refurb indeed. Like I always say, it doesn't take a lot more work to sort out a disaster zone that somewhere that just looks a bit tired, but the former should be a far cheaper buy!

by Mark Alexander

12:20 PM, 12th January 2016, About 6 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Jerry Jones" at "12/01/2016 - 12:17":

Total project cost, including the flat, £16,000 !!!

Value now - PRICELESS 😀
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by Sam Addison

12:47 PM, 12th January 2016, About 6 years ago

You are a lucky man Mark. Your wife is beautiful. Glad you enjoyed your joliday.

by Mick Roberts

14:03 PM, 12th January 2016, About 6 years ago

Amazing, the woman on the left. Even more amazing than the flat.
More pics of the vehicle across the snow would be good too please.

by Chris Byways

15:03 PM, 12th January 2016, About 6 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Mark Alexander" at "12/01/2016 - 12:20":

Bet they're taking no HB tenants in that studio apartment!

by Mervin SX

10:21 AM, 16th January 2016, About 6 years ago

Happy Birthday, Mark. Good job with the studio apartment.
Enjoy your holidays...


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