Oh Divine Island Valaam!

The highlight of our trip to Russia was an excursion planned for us by Larisa, the destination to be to one of the most sacred and ancient of Monasteries in Russia. On Divine Island Valaam! The overnight boat trip was very interesting: I saw for the first time in my life the Schlusselburg Fortress which… Continue reading Oh Divine Island Valaam!

Trans Canada East Bound Journey

2005. It was the anniversary of Alberta becoming a province. The festivities were laid out anywhere, there were cultural events, concerts, politicians making speeches, historical dramas and fireworks displays in Edmonton and Calgary. We decided to celebrate it in our own way: Trans Canada East Bound Journey from Calgary to Quebec city and back, Highway… Continue reading Trans Canada East Bound Journey

“Sinning Genie”, a Book of Poetry, a Poetic Chronicle of Sad, Joyful, Hopeful Expectations of a Certain Period of My Life Which Was a Transition from Mourning the Loss of Beloved John Pattison to the Realization That Was Within Me, a Creative, Outgoing, at Times Sponaneous Personality.

Do you have a Poetic License?                                                                       No, you say. You don’t. I have just a Driving License. How funny. But I do. And I will tell you why. As poetic license means deviation from fact, form, or rule by an artist or writer for the sake of the effect gained. See freedom. In my “Sinning… Continue reading “Sinning Genie”, a Book of Poetry, a Poetic Chronicle of Sad, Joyful, Hopeful Expectations of a Certain Period of My Life Which Was a Transition from Mourning the Loss of Beloved John Pattison to the Realization That Was Within Me, a Creative, Outgoing, at Times Sponaneous Personality.

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Сhildren’s Book “Granny’s Tales for Little Glebochka” for Elementary School Students.

Welcome to the country of our childhood where everything seems real, dreams always come true and adventures are surrounding you.We are all born from childhood. As far as I remember myself I started composing rhymes at very early age when I was five, hardly reaching the height of a small desk. It was my Dad… Continue reading Сhildren’s Book “Granny’s Tales for Little Glebochka” for Elementary School Students.

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My life story book “To the Horizon and Beyond”, 277 pages, 8 ill.,Trafford Publ.,2003, ISBN1-4120-0036-X, National Library of Canada Cataloguing in Publication.

Every person has his or her life story, I believe. It is a matter of collecting it and putting it together. That’s what I have done when I first came to Canada twelve years ago to get married to a British-Canadian John Pattison, who was curious about me, my life in Russia in those times… Continue reading My life story book “To the Horizon and Beyond”, 277 pages, 8 ill.,Trafford Publ.,2003, ISBN1-4120-0036-X, National Library of Canada Cataloguing in Publication.

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Cake Napoleon from my Cookbook “A Firebird Cornucopia of Russian Delights”

Napoleon Cake in my Cookbook “A Firebird Cornucopia of Russian Delights”, 310 recipes of former Soviet Republics which always maintained their national and favorite dishes.These recipes became a part of everyday Russian Soviet life. Today I have looked at Napoleon cakes recipes on the Internet and found a great number of them in Japan, China,… Continue reading Cake Napoleon from my Cookbook “A Firebird Cornucopia of Russian Delights”

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