I am a British woman of age *cough hack splutter choke*
Currently I am living in London. I am quite tired of it. Dr Johnson never had to fight his way over to Chiswick by car every Friday evening. Sadly my husband, a Moscovite, refuses to acknowledge there is life outside the capital of any given country.
I spent a number of years living and working in Russia’s capital city, which is where I met the Moscovite. No, he doesn’t own any football teams. Or drink vodka for breakfast.
I was born and raised in a small town outside London. It was the prototype for Milton Keynes. This means it’s a New Town built on the enlightened social and architectural principles of the fifties and sixties. Which is quite as horrifying as it sounds.
I have been teaching English (as a foreign language) for the last fifteen years or so. Teaching is a lot harder than people seem to think. But whatever career I once had has been interrupted by the fact that I am now a Mama. The Star, was born in June 2008 and the Comet, was born in June 2011.
The Moscovite and I are trying to bring them up as balanced a bilingual and bi-cultural as possible. This involves me watching a lot of Soviet era cartoons and having my pronunciation and grammar corrected by small people.
I am interested in language, education, living abroad, formula one and the manifestations of culture shock. After all, motherhood is just another form of culture shock.
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