My favourite poet Brodsky described it like this:
The North buckles metal, glass it won't harm;
teaches the throat to say, "Let me in."
I was raised by the cold that, to warm my palm,
gathered my fingers around a pen.
So I’m fond of human warmth no matter whether it’s warmth of a good book or a good friend, I’m thrilled with the-whole-night-through discussions of poetry. And I like to write.
I adore Saint Petersburg, both beautiful and weird. I like its architecture and lifestyle. It isn’t only a matter of museums and palaces. The city is like a partner helping while you’re exploring something new. If we become friends and you visit SPb I’ll do my best so you could love it too!
I highly esteem simple traditional values such as love, friendship, honesty, nobility and good manners. My free time I divide between reading, walking around the city, riding my bicycle, roller-skating and communication. Actually I don’t like clubs. I prefer small cafes where you can sit with close friends drinking coffee or tea, watching people and seeing the world just float on by. I do enjoy being outdoors but in fact lying on the sofa with a book is also a perfect time :) Every summer I spend at least a month at the seaside.
I’m affectionate and impulsive but at the same time I’m quite reserved. I may even seem cold for people who aren’t close to me but in fact it isn’t difficult to join the circle of my friends!
I’m not looking for a man for romance here but I’d like to find new friends from all over the world! I hope to find friends from the UK because I'm really fond of its culture especially literature. It started long ago when I’d read The Chronicles of Narnia for the first time. They were published in 7 little issues with grizzly paper and small print. My brother and I fanatically saved our school lunch money to buy the next book and had fierce arguments about who’s going to read it first. Even now I read tenderly how a well-mannered English girl Lucy Pevensie goes to a faun having tea! The old frayed collection’s still in my bookshelf.
Clive Lewis The Chronicles of Narnia - the holy book of my childhood!!!
Charlotte Brontë Jane Eyre
Jane Austen Pride And Prejudice
Joanne Rowling - all novels about Harry Potter
Thomas Wolfe You Can’t Go Home Again
Glendon Swarthout Bless the Beasts and Children
And also Brodsky, Dickens, Thackeray, Fowles, Steinbeck, Thomas Mann
Strong tea with herbs
Will I meet a wizard one day? And if yes, will he fly in through the window one night? Or just appear once on the garden bench where I will be sitting alone melancholically, reading poetry? Or just - bang! - suddenly join me in a smal local pizzeria with a cup of perfect coffee in his hand? I need miracles!!!
And then I’m not REALLY good at any kind of sports. I like skiing, cycling and roller-skating but I’m just an amateur!