Hi to everyone! I’m Ekaterina living in Rostov-on-Don, Russia. I’m 25 and I’m fond of scrapbooking. Today I want to tell you how we celebrated Old New Year, the 13th of January, 2012. You’ll see me, my family, my city and the process of vareniki’s (curds) making. I hope you’ll feel the atmosphere of the holiday.
I got up when my darling was already reviewing material for his exam and training.
and I had to start working. It was 10.20.
I earn money by scrapbooking and supporting sites. So, I had to answer the questions and write those who got prizes in a promo action.
My dear is at the door ready to leave for his exam.
And I continue my work and chat in ICQ with my colleague. I tell her about my decision to buy a pad. I thought a lot over all pros and cons and tried to choose the best one and now I’m ready.
At 11.40 I finished answering the letters and turn music on.
Now I open the doc with list of surprises for vareniki and their meanings. For example, if someone find a pea in his/her varenik, his/her home will be peaceful, and if you find a white cotton, you’ll have a long trip.
Here are the surprises I found last year. Everything was true: I met new friends, had enough money and went on a trip. Thanks to the rabbit.
And these are the surprises for this year.
It’s time to clean the room.
It’s much better now, isn’t it?
Even my selves are clean and nice. I don’t know how other needlewomen work but when I’m working all the room is covered with paper, flowers, prickers and other things I need for scrapbooking.
I begin to put on my festal clothes. I like tights like these.
Cosmetics of our family.
I’m at the mirror)
This is the way I look today but I haven’t put on my festal blouse yet.
This is my today’s dinner
and tea with sushkas.
It’s time to make a tea house. This is the way I make it: draw a sketch,
cut the details and paper them,
and stick them to each other with the help of adhesive sealant.
Now I have time to read a book about right food and nutrition “Be Slim”.
It’s time to leave and my honey’s come.
I give him borshch and
begin to pack the things I need: phone, camera, and some clothes for poor families.
And these clothes should be pressed.
And this is what I see in the street. Winter, where’re you?!
And this is the house being built near ours. It’s so noisy here now!
This is Rostov-on-Don. The centre of the city is in ten minutes walk from the place you see.
New Year pictures on windows.
Samoilovskaya street, my favourite one.
Tadam! A little shop. The cakes they sell are very tasty.
Our city is the city of contrasts. In one street you can see almost palaces
and houses like this one.
The snow with rain started and I have to stop making photos.
I’m at my sister’s door.
And here she is looking through the list of the surprises.
The dough for vareniki she made.
My niece is cutting paper for messages.
It’s 5 pm.
My sister’s New Year tree.
We’re making vareniki.
We made them with meat which symbolize good life. By the way, vareniki with meat are often called pelmeni. We made about a hundred of them.
Then we decorate the table. And then I have no time to make photos ’cause I’m very hungry…
These are the things I found in my vareniki. The messages say: “The whole year round you’ll feel warm and comfortable at home, love and peace will be in your family” and “Abroad trip”.
I pack all the souveniers and will keep them till next Old New Year.
My niece decided to have some sour cream)
We’re going to have tea
And then we play Russian lotto.
Every Old New Year we play this game. This is the way we do it.
It’s time to go home.
My niece goes with me.
Rostov-on-Don at night.
I’m home. I’m tired. And I want to sleep.
It’s time to turn my camera off and say “Good night”.
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