It’s probably time to reflect on my travels this year. Here is Part One. I’ve had plans to travel for a longer period of time for the past 12 years but one reason or another – it would never quite come to become a reality. Then, upon my recovery in late 2015, I made aContinue Reading Reflecting on long-term travels. Part One.
This day 10 years ago, I landed in London with a 65l backpack and a laptop bag. The original plan was to stay for a year doing my first year of Master’s Degree, then move to Prague for the second year before starting work for some big multinational company back in St Petersburg. Thanks toContinue Reading Ten years in one go
Hello! Today, it’s all about porridge. Some like calling it ‘Ignaty‘s porridge’ – which is very flattering. Its base is organic jumbo oats, a bout a handful. I then add pumpkin and sunflower seeds (to get my Omega-3), ground* chia and sesame seeds (I find it hard to chew sesame and chia if they haven’tContinue Reading Porridge à la Ignaty
Almost every morning following a bowl of Ignaty’s porridge, I make my Matcha tea. I’m one of those people who believe that matcha tea helps boost my immune system, gets rid of toxins in my body and thus helps me fight cancer off. It definitely gives me energy for the first half of the day.Continue Reading Matcha Tea – my short morning ritual
This whole week’s been particularly busy and eventful, by no means boring, yet with little stress, as I stick to my rule of not scheduling two meetings, events or appointments back to back. This allows me time to read, think, walk, cycle, but most importantly – have those extra minutes (and sometimes hours) should something wonderful happens, which I have no right to miss.
Like, on Wednesday, I had a meeting with a great film director; the initial plan was to have coffee with him for an hour, do my emails in the same cafe for another thirty minutes, then move on to doing paperwork and editing somewhere else. I ended up spending over six hours with him, going all over London, talking about philosophy, healthy lifestyle, filming, fashion photography, cycling in London etc etc. We cooked a delicious healthy lunch together, then both rushed for our evening commitments: he took tube to get to the opening night of a gallery, I cycled to deliver a talk and take part in the Educational Writers’ Forum at the Society of Authors. Read more about My Friday …
Snapshot Report Cynicism 39 out of 100 According to your responses, you are generally the type of person who believes in the goodness of humankind. You give nearly everyone the benefit of the doubt (at least until proven wrong), and will often accept what people say and do at face value instead of making conjecturesContinue Reading My Happiness test results
2016, despite all odds, seems to have been an almost ideal year, which clearly marks the beginning of my new life (so thanks, cancer). It started with the New Year’s Day in Nice and was full of traveling thereafter: Italy, Spain, France, India, Turkey. All these travels facilitated my return to regular reading. I amContinue Reading My 2016
I keep on exploring minimalism and see how I can weave it at least partially into my life without much harm to my love of stylish things and varied nutrition (though I am hopefully on my way to become vegan). Here’s the list of articles I’ve found useful. It doesn’t mean I agree with allContinue Reading On minimalism
My good friend prompted me to write about thoughts and feelings I had had whilst walking 100km. Well, it all started with excitement of an adventure, of hopes to do something I’d never done (despite my love of hiking and walking), of extra motivation brought by my past illness and your support. I had aContinue Reading Post-100km walking marathon UK
My good friend prompted me to write about thoughts and feelings I had had whilst walking 100km. Well, it all started with excitement of an adventure, of hopes to do something I’d never done (despite my love of hiking and walking), of extra motivation brought by my past illness and your support. I had a fear of failure too and thought what distance would not look too bad. Somehow I did not think about physical aspects of failure, more about psychological ones.