From Russia With Love

by Mark Alexander

9:01 AM, 12th January 2016
About 5 years ago

From Russia With Love

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From Russia With Love

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 …


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 …..


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



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




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 😀


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caroline walton

12:13 PM, 12th January 2016
About 5 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!

Jerry Jones

12:17 PM, 12th January 2016
About 5 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!

Mark Alexander

12:20 PM, 12th January 2016
About 5 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 😀

Sam Addison

12:47 PM, 12th January 2016
About 5 years ago

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

Mick Roberts

14:03 PM, 12th January 2016
About 5 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.

Chris Byways

15:03 PM, 12th January 2016
About 5 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!

Mervin SX

10:21 AM, 16th January 2016
About 5 years ago

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

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