Pammy, Richlands, NC, USA

Pixiedustlady


Posted Dec 6, 2009, 4:45 pm
Hello everyone! I am the newest TV out of Pixiedustladys gang and Im so excited to be here!  I have seen all the TVs come and go over the last year at my house, and now Im going to give it a try!! My name is Pammy and I am a monkey.  I cant wait to meet you!!!
Dharma


Posted Jan 1, 2010, 10:25 am
Hello, Pam is in Athens Greece.
Safe and warm... We have 24C today here in Athens!! Time for swimming in the middle of winter!
We have fun together. During next days I will upload many photos of her activities here. Pls be patient with me...I'm so busy these days.
Yesterday was New Year's Eve and she was cooking all day with me, then we ate as lions!!!
Her host Dharma 
Dharma


Posted Jan 6, 2010, 11:02 pm
Hello I find time to write some words. Athens is so nice and I have so many friends here. I wa eating so much these days... ooof I really can not walk! I didnt visit anyplace yet but I met some wonderful animals here and we are a great team!! I also visit my host's summer house and I also met some friends there... Dharma promised me that soon we will go to the sea for swimming because weather is still so nice 25C in the middle of the winter! Can you believe that??? Im in Europe and they have winter! I was thinking snow and cold but they have warm weather and go to swim!!!
When I came all the animals gave a welcome party for me and they offered me many sweets and treats.
Here with me there are two more TV Tilla Moke and Jumbie we have much fun !
Dharma


Posted Jan 6, 2010, 11:08 pm
Hi mom I'm very happy here. I 'm writing the recipe I just learnt for the traditional New Year's cake!! Yes I Helped Dharma to prepare it and I also helped in the cooking for the New Year's Eve party, she gave here. 
Dharma


Posted Jan 6, 2010, 11:29 pm
The tradition and the story of the Vasilopitta as my friends told me

One of the most beautiful and inspiring traditions of the Orthodox Christian Church (Greeks are Orthodox Christians) is the observance of Vasilopitta The word Vasilopitta is a compound Greek word which means the sweet bread of St. Basil.
During the fourth century, one of the greatest Fathers of the Christian Church appeared on the spiritual horizon of the Orthodox Faith. His name was Basil and he was Bishop of Caesarea, Cappadocia (Asia Minor) during the fourth century. He was one of the three Cappadocian Fathers of the Church (the others were Gregory of Nazianzus, his best friend and his brother, Gregory of Nyssa.)
St. Basil was the first person in human history to establish an orphanage for little children. He also founded the first Christian hospital in the world. His fame as a Holy Man spread like wildfire throughout the Byzantine world. He was considered one of the wisest and compassionate clergymen in the entire history of the Church. His Feast Day is observed on January 1st , the beginning of the New Year and the Epiphany Season. For the Greeks, he is the saint who brings the gifts during Christmas.
According to tradition, special sweet bread is prepared in every house during New year‘s eve which is called Vasilopitta. Sweets are added to the bread which symbolize the sweetness and joy of life everlasting. It also symbolizes the hope that the New Year will be filled with the sweetness of life, liberty, health and happiness
When the Vasilopitta is prepared, a coin is usually added to the ingredients. When the bread is cut and the observance begins, the individual who receives that portion of the bread which contains the coin is considered lucky. This tradition adds joy to the celebration at the beginning of the New Year, which everyone hopes will bring joy to all. Since St. Basil loved the poor people, a special piece is cut for the unfortunate of the world which symbolizes our concern for the poverty-stricken people of all nations.
The history said that when Saint Basil was a bishop, Barbarians came to his city and asked all the money of the people. The citizens gave them to their bishop and he put them inside the church, waiting the leader of the barbarians to take them, praying. A strong rain came and a thunder killed the leader and most of his soldiers, the remaining ones were running away. So the cold of the city was saved. But nobody knew how much money or gold have given each of the citizens. So Saint Basil divided the money in equal portions and put it in small breads and each citizen took one bread which contained a potion of the treasure.  That’s why Greeks make this sweet bread every year. 
Dharma


Posted Jan 6, 2010, 11:47 pm
The first think I have learnt here was that people love food and drink. When I came Dharma nad her animals gave me the Greece's most traditional drinks Ouzo and Tsikoudia to taste them and "meze". Mese is a wonderful dish which contains small portions of a foods' variety as yellow cheeses, feta cheese, small pies, small salted cookies, tomatoes, olives, sausages, small peppers e.t.c. and they offer it with their drinks.
Ouzo gives you extra power I enjoyed it and I climbed on the bottle...
You can see me also drinking with my new TV friends Tilla and Jumbie...
Cheers! Hiiick... it seems i drunk much lets sleep a bit!!!
Dharma


Posted Jan 6, 2010, 11:59 pm
I cooked (ok ok I helped Dharma to cook and bake) some more traditional sweets. First Melomacarona (the brown cookies),  kourambiedes (the white ones) and tsoureki (that I'm tasting which is like a long cake). I made with my own feet these you can see in the photo!!! and I'm very proud!
Mom, I wish you could see me when I was preparing them!!!(and when I was eating them too)
Then I jumped on their Christmas tree and I spent the night sleeping in Santa's pocket!!! Do you recognize the face of that Santa? He he he was the most unusual Santa I have ever seen: he has had the face of Michael Jackson!!! 
Dharma


Posted Jan 7, 2010, 12:04 am
My friend Dharma is an artist and she creates her new jewelries' collection, so I'm here on her model with some of her newest creations!!
Dharma


Posted Jan 7, 2010, 12:09 am
Dharma's summer house is near Athens, just 30 km far from the city;s center and very close to the seaside. It has a nice garden and we went there with her sister Nelly. I met there many new friends. You can see how nice guys and girls they are, but I really felt in love with Penny the rabbit...
Dharma


Posted Jan 7, 2010, 12:32 am
It isn't a Parisian bistro but a nice bistro here in Athens. My host promised me that if she will go in Paris (maybe next month) she will bring me with her there to help me completing my mission! I gave her a big hug when she told it to me! Till then we enjoyed together a nice gourmet dinner drinking a perfect white wine.
Dharma


Posted Jan 24, 2010, 11:07 pm
I visited a big exhibition about marriage. Hmm Im not thinking to get married but maybe I will go to a marriage to see what will happen there! Funny but I walked on a "pasarele" as a model (as you can see on the photo!)!!! In the other photo I am in frond of the center place of that exhibition.
Dharma


Posted Jan 24, 2010, 11:13 pm
Dharma anounced me that maybe next week we will fly to Paris. Im so exited to visit that city!! I will see the Eiffel Tower and I will eat in a bistro! She said she knows the perfect place: "La poupette". We will see if she will keep her promise...
Today we went for shopping. There are sales in Athens and we visited many shops. Here in front of some of them...
Dharma


Posted Mar 7, 2010, 11:31 pm
Hello
Im traveling now for Finland.
But first I have to post some new photos. First from the main Athens square Syntagma square and the Greek Parliament

The next one is from Acropolis as you can see it from Plaka, the oldest part of Athens.

The other two are from Athens seaside. As you can see people were swimming even if it in winter. Ah yes winter means 24C !!!! he he he

and we were swimming a bit too... the water wasnt cold
Ah I saw also the yachts and the sailboats. Dharma told us that if we will go back during summer we will go for a ride with a boat.

Ah also toy can se me in a fashion show On the path the models walked! I m a model!!!
Dharma


Posted Mar 7, 2010, 11:40 pm
This is a traditional meal for the Mardi Grass. Here in Greece the call it Clean Monday because in ancient times wives clean their houses because they want to be prepared for the coming Easter. They eat a spesiffic bread named "lagana" and they ear salads and fish food but not fish. Dharma prepared stuffed mushrooms, a vegetable pie, shrimps, octapus with wine and red sauce, and the traditional salad "taramosalata" which is made from fish eggs. I ate till died!!!

The last photo is from the goodbye party!
sirkku-susanna
sirkku-susanna@suomi24.fi

Posted Mar 21, 2010, 7:48 pm
Hiiiiiiiiii Mom!

I arrived here to Finland and Vääksy last week. It's still winter here. Quite cold and snowing. So we haven't got out yet. But Susanna says we will soon. When I have got used to this weather.

In first picture you can see me with my new friend Mandy, she is TV too. And I brought some candies with me and we share them together. Then we did little bit research in our host Susanna's department. And we found cats and more cats. First this big wooden one and then several glass cats (actually they are wine bottles)  ;). Yes we found one real cat too or he found us. Susanna keeps close eye on us, because Veskari the cat is kind of wild.

I will write you again soon!

Take care mom!

From: Pammy
sirkku-susanna
sirkku-susanna@suomi24.fi

Posted Mar 26, 2010, 6:44 pm
Hi Mom!
Yesterday we; Mandy and me went to Lahti and visited library, where our host Susanna works. This year Susanna is home, because she started her studies. But we want to see how her working place looks like.

In first picture you can us outside library. Then we went to see book stock in library's cellar. Patrons usually can't go there, but we were able to go there with Susanna.

I will write again  :D

Take care Mom!

From: Pammy
sirkku-susanna
sirkku-susanna@suomi24.fi

Posted May 8, 2010, 6:52 pm
Hi Mom!

We have been sooooo busy here. Our host has to move back to her home town Lahti very suddenly. And we helped her the best that we can (me and Mandy). And there were lots of things to do, boxes to pack and unpack. Now almost everything is on it's place here in Susanna's new apartment.

We also visited in Seinäjoki again. Here are some pictures from there. You can see me in front of church called Lakeuden Risti. It has been designed by famous finnish architect Alvar Aalto. White bell tower is 65,2 meters high. And we went to little square - Aalto square. All the buildings around that square are also designed by this Aalto.  Seinäjoki is nice little town and we have fun there.

Take care mom, and have nice mother's day!

Pammy
sirkku-susanna
sirkku-susanna@suomi24.fi

Posted May 23, 2010, 6:31 pm
Hi Mom!

I'm so sorry we haven't updated for so long. And Susanna sends her sincere apologies too. Well we have been painting walls and cleaning cupboards and lots of other things in here.

Then we take some pics from Susanna's new home. First you can see me outside, building back is where we live now. Apartment is at sixth floor. I took a peek from balcony, but Susanna kept close eye on me so I was quite safe. And she won't let me go alone to balcony, so don't worry mom.

Now while we are at Lahti Susanna promise me, that we go and see city more often, can't wait.  ;)

Take care Mom!
LittleBlogFrog


Posted Jun 8, 2010, 7:11 pm
Hello Mum, I hope you are well...

I've arrived in the UK and met my new host today...my previous host sent a lovely postcard and some chocolate along with me :)

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...and as luck would have it another parcel containing TVs turned up today too... it was two TVs who had travelled together, Apelsinas and Tobbi..... we are already making friends and looking forward to our adventures together...

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Well, I just wanted to let you know I arrived safely, I shall post again soon - you should see the weather here Mum, its been raining and thundering today! My new host assures me that occasionally they do get sun in this country though  ;)


Speak soon,
Pammy x
LittleBlogFrog


Posted Jun 11, 2010, 3:21 pm
Hello Mum,

Today my host had to pop into town (Kings Lynn) for a course...
I decided to accompany her just incase there was any opportunities
to explore the area. Im not too impressed with the English weather
I've seen so far though.. it kept raining on and off all day!  :stare:

When my host had finished her course we took a wander to Kings
Lynn Docks.... Here is a statue of Captain George Vancouver ...he
stands overlooking the river ''Ouse''... 

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We stopped on a bench overlooking the river for a while ...

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..before continuing to walk around Kings Lynn... we came to Saturday
Market Place which is an area with some lovely buildings around it...
This one here is the 12th century St Margarets Church, part of it had
to be rebuilt at one point due to a big storm in 1741...

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....If you look closely here you can see this buildings ''Moon Clock''
it reveals the phases of the moon as well as the time of high tide in
Kings Lynn...

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Opposite the church is Kings Lynns Guild Hall....Its a very pretty
building as you can see :)

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Well mum, we are coming back to Kings Lynn again tomorrow so
I hope to see a little more of the town then.

Keep your fingers crossed for some sunny weather this weekend
for us - Exploring in the rain isnt quite the same!

Miss You,
Pammy x
LittleBlogFrog


Posted Jun 11, 2010, 4:59 pm
Hello Mum,

Today we were back down in Kings Lynn and we started
from the place we left off yesterday and continued walking
around the town. Not far from St Margarets Church is
some gardens....

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...the building you can see in the background is the back of
the town library, the front of it looks a little like a castle!

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In the middle of these gardens stands the Greyfriars Tower
which is really tall and has an archway to walk under it... it is
one of only 3 of its kind left in England now! ..Here I am
outside the tower and then under the archway....

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Our next stop was ''The Walks'' which is a very well-kept
beautiful park just outside the town centre...

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...The further you walk into ''The Walks'' the prettier it gets....

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...This is the view after walking through the archway...

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Look - ducks! :)

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...I really enjoyed our walk, there were so many pretty trees,
flowers and rivers to see.

We had to head home after this but I have one more picture to
share with you ...

..this is me in front of the field that is next to my hosts house....
all the flowers are starting to spring from the ground now its
getting warmer (if not sunny-er!)...

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Well, thats about all for now mum.
I'll post again soon.

Take care,
Pammy x
LittleBlogFrog


Posted Jun 16, 2010, 9:12 am
Hello Mum,

I hope you are well, sorry you havent heard from me in a few days.... Well we did get a little bit of sun at the weekend but it didnt last long unfortunately... and although we made the most of it and went to a BBQ in a local village we sadly didnt get a chance for photos  :( ... the food was yummy though!!!  :p

My host is feeling a bit more optimistic about this weekend.

Well, today I have been to the local swimming pool with my host...its only a short walk from her house ... Tobbi, Apelsinas & I helped pack her bag with the things that she needed, then we hopped in ourselves just for the journey..

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....When we arrived in the changing rooms, us TVs decided it might be best to keep away from the water... we didnt want upset owners if one of us fell in! ...We decided to stay and talk in the locker....

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Well mum, I shall be in touch again very soon..
Hope you are having better weather than we are!

Love Pammy x
LittleBlogFrog


Posted Jun 19, 2010, 9:39 pm
Hi Mum,

Today I've been to Peterborough, we had to go on a double decker bus to get
there... my host let us sit on the top deck to look out of the window during the
journey as it was quite a long way...

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..We had to go through another town to get there, called Wisbech. This is a pretty church we spotted on the way through this town..

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...we had to make a stop in Wisbech to pick up more passengers at the bus station there..

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...As soon as we got to Peterborough we took a walk around the shopping
centre... my host bought a couple of postcards as well as a little gift for me
to bring home after my trip here.

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After stopping for lunch, we took a wander outside the shopping centre
and found these fountains...

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...we then took a wander through the archway pictured in the background of
the photo above and found this enormous building, Peterborough Cathedral..

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..Well mum, my host is planning a trip for us to the seaside tomorrow if the
weather stays dry...

Until then, Pammy x
LittleBlogFrog


Posted Jun 20, 2010, 8:31 am
Hello Mum, how are you? good I hope.

Today we ventured down to the seaside at Great Yarmouth.
Our first stop was at the Sea Life Sanctuary.... I spotted some
Penguins!

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...I also saw crocodiles, a sea turtle, clown fish, starfish, jellyfish...
infact loads of kinds of fish.... including this shark!*gulp*

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.....After our visit there, we made a stop at the world famous Harry
Ramsdens fish and chip restaurant... from our table we had a good
view of the promenade.

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..with our tummys full we then took a wander on Britannia Pier... as
you can she the sea was very rough..

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....the beach looked a bit more peaceful though.. i think it was too
cold and windy for tourists!

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Well I better be going, its Fathers Day tomorrow and Apelsinas,
Tobbi and I are going to help our host wrap her dad's present.

Bye, speak soon :)
Pammy x
LittleBlogFrog


Posted Jun 25, 2010, 10:12 am
Hi there Mum!

Today my host had to go over to her nans house so she could look after the dogs
while her nan was out for the day... she has six dogs so I thought she could use my
help and I went along with her.

It was a very hot day so we spent some time in the garden...


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Here is one of the dogs we was looking after, his name is Sid.

The other dogs? Well, there was two chihuahuas called Daphne and Henry,
two Yorkshire terriers called Pebbles and Percy and Daisy May who is a
very excitable border terrier 

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...outside in the garden we said hello to a very fluffy bunny rabbit too....

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...before we sat down in the garden to have lunch, Apelsinas, Tobbi and I shared a meat feast pizza...

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mmm..yummy!

Well Im back at home now and feeling a little exhausted as it really
was very hot today..phew... off for a nap i think...

Speak soon, Pammy x
LittleBlogFrog


Posted Jun 28, 2010, 12:53 pm
Hi Mum,

The weather has changed for us this past week, its starting to get very
very hot.... we have took my hosts dog for a walk today but we will
probably spend alot of the day indoors out of the heat... just thought
I'd show you the view from my hosts bedroom window today...

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4142/4742191782_421b7d8a28.jpg

Well speak soon mum,
Love Pammy x
LittleBlogFrog


Posted Jun 29, 2010, 10:30 pm
Hello Mum,

This evening, as the weather was warm and sunny, we decided to
go for a walk through the nearby village of Castle Acre... we followed
the route of the river...

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...until we saw a big building in the distance...it was Castle Acre Priory

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My host said it was apparently a building shown in the 1964 horror
film 'The Tomb of Ligeia' which starred Vincent Price!

We walked towards it for a closer look....

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It was a really pretty building. My host said during the day you can
pay to go inside it but unfortunately its surrounded by electric fences
during the evening so this is the closest we could get!

...I still enjoyed my countryside walk and seeing it :)

Speak soon, Pammy x
LittleBlogFrog


Posted Jul 4, 2010, 7:59 pm
Hi Mum,
I hope you are well and enjoying your day :)

Well, we were in the village of East Walton today... we took a stroll
through one of the fields there and made our way to the river.....

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http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4077/4761440708_da20623dd4.jpg

...our host had a paddle in the water but said it was freezing so Apelsinas, Tobbi
and I just sat on the bridge and enjoyed the sunshine for a while - after
all I didnt want to get myself wet OR cold!

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...on the other side of the bridge the plants hid the river...

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We saw a huge very old tree trunk on the way home so all went had had a climb up it for a group shot before venturing back indoors out of the heat to cool down!

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Speak soon x
LittleBlogFrog


Posted Jul 10, 2010, 10:38 pm
Hi Mum,

Me again and wow, we are having some lovely hot weather here lately!

Today we ventured down to Hunstanton, a beach on the Norfolk coast
to soak up some sun.... here I am once we picked our spot on the beach...

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...Then to my surprise I saw a shark coming towards us... it came straight out of the sea on to the sand! My host explained it was actually a boat called 'The Wash Monster' which takes tourists on little sea trips to see seals.

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...Well, Ive been picking up a bit of a tan...but im back indoors cooling down now...

Until next time, Pammy x
LittleBlogFrog


Posted Jul 14, 2010, 12:07 pm
Hi Mum,

Tobbi and I have been saying our goodbyes to Apelsinas today who is going home soon
to see his owner for a while. Here we are wishing him a safe journey...

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After our lovely weather at the weekend we have been having some rain over the past
couple of days....but I hope to post again soon... :)

x
LittleBlogFrog


Posted Aug 1, 2010, 4:05 pm
Hi Mum,

Today my host and I had a wander around the village as it is the annual Pentney scarecrow
competition weekend and we were eager to judge for ourselves which ones we liked the best.

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...Heehee, a poledancing Scarecrow....

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.....We came across this Magician too, she had pulled a bunny from her hat....

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...I liked this one very much!

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It was at our last stop in the village that we found our favourite, The Cat In The Hat! :D

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Well, Im back at my hosts house enjoying my time left in England as my
next destination awaits me! Ill let you know when Im on my way....

Pammy x
TaisAfinskaia
maria.forletters@gmail.com

Posted Sep 3, 2010, 9:30 pm
Hello dear mummy!
I`ve finally arrived to Maria`s flat! It took a month!!!
But it was great pleasure to go out of my envelope! Many TVs were meeting me - it was a pleasure. I brought the flag of England with me, because now I`m the fan of England :)
Hope my stay in Russia will be interesting as well and I`ll become a fan of Russia too :)
TaisAfinskaia
maria.forletters@gmail.com

Posted Sep 14, 2010, 9:04 am
Hello dear mummy!
This week-end I spent at the country-side where Maria has her small country-house.
The weather was quit fine, but it seems that very soon it will be cold.
TaisAfinskaia
maria.forletters@gmail.com

Posted Sep 24, 2010, 6:58 pm
Hello mummy!
I visited War-historical museum. Here in Lenino was very important battle - Russian 16th Army stopped fascistic army on its way to Moscow.
Quote:
In September 1941 Konstantin Rokossovsky was given command of 16th Army and tasked with blocking the Volokolamsk Highway, and barring the German forces' access towards Moscow. By late November, 16th Army had gradually been forced back to a line Krasnaya Polyana-Kryukovo-Istra, but here it held firm until the Red Army went over to the offensive in December. In June 1942 however, Rokossovsky was transferred to take command of the Bryansk Front.
TaisAfinskaia
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Posted Oct 3, 2010, 8:58 pm
Hello mummy!
The weather was great that we decided to walk through the center. I was so excited about the views of Moscow that totally forgot to make pictures :(
But here my best ones :) Near the Red Square and near Moscow-river.
TaisAfinskaia
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Posted Oct 30, 2010, 8:30 am
Hello mummy!
Don`t be upset that you don`t hear from me much - there are so many TVs here and we can`t get photos in one moment :)
On Monday I was at Maria`s work. She is working at big building!
And after that I had a trip in the underground. Te station where I was is very nice and beautiful! And I saw the train - it is just a train, nothing special.
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Posted Nov 7, 2010, 9:55 am
Hello mum!
We walked through Moscow and saw several bridges :)
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Posted Nov 14, 2010, 6:18 pm
Hello mummy!
Here are for you several photos of Russian churches inside Kremlin.
At the first picture you can also notice great bell! Do you see it?
TaisAfinskaia
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Posted Nov 19, 2010, 6:50 pm
Hello dear mummy!
Guess where I am?  B)
I visited Berlin. Just for several hours, but I have seen many interesting places: Brandenburger Tor, Tiergarten and several great cathedrals!!!
I wold love to visit Berlin once again.
TaisAfinskaia
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Posted Nov 28, 2010, 9:15 am
Hello mummy!
I`m in Paris! It`s so nice here (but the weather is not so nice), this narrow and beautiful streets, many tourists around. And Monmartre is my favorite place!
And I tested Paris underground :)
TaisAfinskaia
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Posted Dec 6, 2010, 6:14 pm
Hello dear mummy!
I visited the main cathedral in France!

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Notre Dame de Paris (French for Our Lady of Paris), also known as Notre Dame Cathedral, is a Gothic, Catholic cathedral on the eastern half of the Île de la Cité in the fourth arrondissement of Paris, France. It is the cathedral of the Catholic Archdiocese of Paris: that is, it is the church that contains the cathedra (official chair), of the Archbishop of Paris, currently André Vingt-Trois. Notre Dame de Paris is widely considered one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture in France and in Europe. It was restored and saved from destruction by Eugène Viollet-le-Duc, one of France's most famous architects. The name Notre Dame means "Our Lady" in French, and is frequently used in the names of Catholic church buildings in Francophone countries. Notre Dame de Paris was one of the first Gothic cathedrals, and its construction spanned the Gothic period. Its sculptures and stained glass show the heavy influence of naturalism, unlike that of earlier Romanesque architecture.

Notre Dame de Paris was among the first buildings in the world to use the flying buttress (arched exterior supports). The building was not originally designed to include the flying buttresses around the choir and nave. After the construction began and the thinner walls (popularized in the Gothic style) grew ever higher, stress fractures began to occur as the walls pushed outward. In response, the cathedral's architects built supports around the outside walls, and later additions continued the pattern.

The cathedral suffered desecration during the radical phase of the French Revolution in the 1790s, when much of its religious imagery was damaged or destroyed. During the 19th century, an extensive restoration project was completed, returning the cathedral to its previous state. Additionally, the cathedral houses the purported Crown of Thorns in its reliquary.
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Posted Dec 19, 2010, 12:09 pm
Hello mummy!
I visited the museum of Vera Mukhina. She was the architector of famous Russian sculpture Worker and Kolkhoz Woman
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Worker and Kolkhoz Woman  is a 24.5 meter (78 feet) high sculpture made from stainless steel by Vera Mukhina for the 1937 World's Fair in Paris, and subsequently moved to Moscow. The sculpture is an example of the socialist realistic style, as well as Art Deco style. The worker holds aloft a hammer and the kolkhoz woman a sickle to form the hammer and sickle symbol.

You can see the small copy of it at the second photo. The museum is very interesting and I enjoyed old Russian photos as well.
TaisAfinskaia
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Posted Jan 3, 2011, 7:15 pm
I`m again at the countryside but now it is winter :)
We have snow here! The snow in the countryside is something another then in the city. And we wanted to check the house for our future New Year party! You can see me working with shovel - we want to clean everything here.
TaisAfinskaia
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Posted Jan 25, 2011, 3:47 am
Dear mummy!
I had a great party at the countryside with my TV-friends! We had pretty Christmas tree and tasted many Russian dishes.
At the morning I met there wild cat and it kissed me  :rolleyes:
Love, Pammy!
TaisAfinskaia
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Posted Jan 25, 2011, 4:09 am
I`m on my way home! I`ll see my mummy soon!
Pixiedustlady


Posted Feb 19, 2011, 1:42 am
I am back from Russia.  I had a FANTASTIC TIME!!! I loved my host and I loved seeing Russia.  I am now looking for a place to spend the summer.  If you want to host me, please contact my owner!!

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