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Shinok

Shinok

on Jan 31, 2016

When my husband came back from a business dinner and told me he’d been to a restaurant with a goat inside the building, I have to confess that I briefly feared for his sanity. But not only does Shinok have a real live goat, it also has a small cow, pheasants, chickens and a couple of peacocks too. About one-quarter of the space inside the large restaurant is...

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Bogdarnya Farm

Bogdarnya Farm

on Jan 21, 2016

Muscovites hold to the maxim that you work in the city and rest in the country. It is a good way to look at life, and many city dwellers (not just the rich, but ordinary folk too) have a small family home in the country, known as a Dacha, which they return to at weekends. Sometimes, especially when I’ve just done yet another school run by pushing – and...

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Ice Sculptures

Ice Sculptures

on Jan 12, 2016

What do you do on one of the coldest days of the winter? Go and see some ice-sculptures of course! At the weekend, we visited the Ice-Moscow festival at Park Pobedy which has a number of ice-sculptures of major tourist attractions including ones of the Kremlin and the Bolshoi theatre. As regular readers will know, Beanie-boy is fascinated by tools of any kind, so...

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