We have a long vacation in January. There are holidays: January 1st and 2nd is New Year, January 7th is Orthodox Christmas. Many people don't work or study until January 10th.
The Hermitage, Winter palace
After the end of the holidays, there is another unofficial holiday. It is called Old New Year (what is it?), because before the calendar in Russia was changed, this day was January 1st.
Earlier, in the pre-Covid19 years, I visited museums, new exhibitions, watched new performances, met with friends, we went skiing or toboggan on holidays. Now, in a pandemic, everyone is trying to follow the rules so as not to get infected.
The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood in Christmas season
I made a Christmas 2022 cake with biscuits, whipped cream, black currant jam and fresh frozen currants from our garden. It may not seem attractive to you, but in fact the cake turned out to be delicious and not too sweet.
You have so much snow, this is wonderful.ReplyDelete
All the best for 2022, dear Nadezda.
Greetings from Germany
Yes, this winter is snowy, Anke. It falls and falls every day. Let the summer be warmer and more productive.Delete
Happy New Year, Nadezda,ReplyDelete
Beautiful photos, and you have a lot of snow you too. Here we have got a very cold winter and a lot of snow.
Your cake looks very good and tasty!
Marit, I've seen on TV forecast your winter is enough cold, as we have here. But after winter comes spring!Delete
I hope you enjoy your holiday, even if the corona limits your activities.ReplyDelete
The cake looks delicious.
Happy New Year.
The cake is actually delicious, Lisbeth. The cream is not too greasy and sweet and the biscuit turned out to be excellent.Delete
Seems like the first half of January is pretty much a continuous holiday, Nadezda. Make sure you keep those bird feeders well stocked. The birds will not be taking a holiday from hunger!ReplyDelete
I take care of birds, David. I even buy meat with a lot of lard to cut and hang for them :0)Delete
This vacation is long, but the weather is cold enough -15 C, so I can't walk for long.
That is the most perfect photo of the Church on Spilled Blood I have ever seen. Did you take it?ReplyDelete
Merry Christmas and Happy 2022!
The church on Spilled Blood is beautiful, sandi. I like photograph it, you can see hereDelete
This one is on internet.
Great photos, wish you a happy start of the new yearReplyDelete
Thank you Nassan.Delete
Happy New Year Nadezda!ReplyDelete
Happy New year to you too Anne.Delete
Bom dia minha querida amiga. As fotos são maravilhosas. Acho morreria de frio com a neve.ReplyDelete
Luiz, we can all die in the snow, so we dress warmly.Delete
Que pases un estuoendo día de Pascua familiar Nadezda. Y te deseo un buen 2022 amiga. Que venga muy bueno para Todos.ReplyDelete
Querida Laura, muchas gracias por tus amables palabras.Delete
The Christmas tree is really pretty and I love the photo of the church in the snow. The cake reminds me of my sister's blueberry cake which is delicious.ReplyDelete
I'm glad you liked the photos, Sue. Sure your sister is a great cook.Delete
Me encantaron tus fotografías, la iglesia se ve preciosa y el pastel seguro que estaba delicioso. Un abrazo, y otra vez Feliz 2022.ReplyDelete
Gracias Teresa, la iglesia es preciosa, estoy de acuerdo.Delete
Feliz ano para ti tambien.
So much snow... all the photos are beautiful, so much beauty and tranquility. I especially loved the photo of Church of the Savior, it's fantastic.ReplyDelete
Your Christmas cake looks delicious.
Have a great New Year, full of all the best.
Maria, there is much snow in the garden and in the city. It's snowing every day, so much work clearing paths and roads.Delete
Such wonderful views, dear Nadezda. The cake looks and sounds delicious.ReplyDelete
(I love black currants in a cake and often combine them for example with bananas and dairy products to contrast the "bright" taste. :))
Happy new year to you, with good health and a thriving garden!
Thank you, Sara, I agree - blackcurrant get a lovely taste to a cake or smoothy.Delete
Take care, health and joy to you in new year.
Such a long holiday is precious! I remember that when I worked at the Catholic university, we had three weeks vacation on Christmas, and I was always going to Europe…ReplyDelete
Where is this time?!…
Wishing you a Happy New Year, Nadezda!
This time remained in the pre-covid era, Irina. We could travel everywhere during our holidays. I hope the old life will return.Delete
All the best to you and your family in the new year.