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A day out with the kids in a city park


We live in the suburb of Kiev and do not get out often to the Kiev downtown, especially with the kids. Still, we enjoy walking the old streets of Kiev time to time. This time we visited a place, called scenery lane. It is green and have some amazing mosaics there.

recreation with the kids in Kiev

The place is designed, using famous books, such as Little Prince or Alice in Wonderland.

recreation with the kids in Kiev

I guess, you recognize this white rabbit from the Wonderland or the smiling cat.

recreation with the kids in Kiev

Here is the little prince and two little princesses.

recreation with the kids in Kiev

elephant fountain

An elephant fountain and more cats. They are adorable!

Smiling cat from the Wonderland

Kids had great time in this park. It’s a quiet and nice corner of Kiev.

New arrival: baby goat photos


We have a new and cute arrival in our family of humans and pets. Recently we had dachshund puppies born. Those are cute baby goats. Here are their photos:

newborn goats photos

newborn goats photos. Here these baby goats are just about half an hour old.

newborn goats photos

newborn goats photos

The first feeding of the baby goats. Their mother refused to feed them, so now I have two more little ones to mother.

newborn goats photos

first feeding

Gardening: decoupage crafts and green corners of my back yard


I love gardening and I love to craft and upcycle for my garden. I have already shared the teapot decoupage upcycling on my blog. Here are some decoupage ideas and green corners of my back yard.

decoupage and gardening

These are the above mentioned decoupaged old tea pots. I turned them into flower pots. Seems like these flowers really love them.

decoupage and gardening

This was an ordinary white flower pot. I decoupaged it and used an old CD beneath it.

rock garden

This is my rock garden. No decoupage here yet, but it’s coming!

fern corner It’s my green fern garden.

 

Photos: a tour around near by villages


I live in Ukriane. It’s an agreecultural country wiht the richest soils in the world.  But, I have some heart breaking photos to share. I live in a town, some 25 miles from Kiev (the capital). But, if you move up to 40 miles away from Kiev, you start meeting desolation in villages:

photos of Ukraine villagesThis is a very heart breaking photo to me. The chairs look welcoming and expectant. But, the place is empty.

photos of Ukraine villages

The farms start falling apart. You can these almost in all near by villages:

photos of Ukraine villages

If I had enough money to start a small farm, I would have gladly moved away there.

There is one good news about the place. The nature is reviving. I have seen an amazing thing. I was not able to take a good of it, though. On a green field I saw 14 storks! I have never seen so many of them in one place. A while ago seeing a stork was a rare luck in Ukraine. But now they have come back and multiplied. And the air there was amazingly fresh, too.

The day before Easter: our photos of spring!


The spring has arrived, finally! It felt almost like it would never come. But it’s here in all its beauty. We have taken some mementos of it to remember this sunny day before the Easter 2012.

spring in Ukraine  photos

This is a huge old oak tree. It grows in a small forest right across the lake from our village. This forest seems to be enchanted. It is just few minutes walk away from people’s houses, but it so wild and full of life!

spring in Ukraine  photos

spring in Ukraine  photos

Everything is so green and blooming underneath those old trees!

spring in Ukraine  photos

spring in Ukraine  photos

spring in Ukraine  photos

We have returned home with some sweet-smelling booty

spring in Ukraine  photos

And we have dug out few bushes of violets to plant them at home

spring in Ukraine  photos

photo of violets

More glass bottles decoupage


I discovered one thing: most people simply love decoupaged glass bottles. So, I made more of them and gave them away. I believe it’s a great way to upcycle things and live green. Besides, you gain some health benefits by storing vegetable oil in eco safe bottles.

So, here are two more of my glass bottles decoupage:

glass bottles decoupage

This one is done in Easter style and matches the Easter wood gift set, I decoupaged.

glass bottles decoupage

I call this decopaged glass bottle romantic. Recenlty my baby has torn a novel to sheets. So, I used up some of them to decorate this glass bottle.

glass bottles decoupage

Here is my short glass bottle decoupage how to:

– I removed all the oil by using spirit base window spray.

– I painted the bottle in white

– I cut out a piece of book sheet and burnt it on all sides

– Then, as usual, I used polish to glue the napkin and then the book sheets to the bottle and I covered it all up with more polish

glass bottles decoupage

Today is a humor day in Ukraine and even weather is jocking today: Hail in spring!


It’s April 1 today and it’s a humor day in Ukraine. Instead of warm and sunny weather we’ve got hail today.

hail stones in spring

Dachshund newborn puppies


Few days ago we got a new and joyful event in our household. Our dachshund mutt has brought puppies. Just wanted to share the photos of these newborn puppies with you.

newborn puppiesThe dog’s name is Cleo.

newborn puppiesIt’s a mini dachshund mutt and she’s got two newborn puppies.