I can almost smell cinnamon and mulled wine in this postcard from Russia.
I CAN’T CONTAIN MY ENTHUSIASM FOR MY FIRST TOLKIEN THEMED POSTCARD!!!!! It’s absolutely beautiful and I’m endlessly grateful to the Russian postcrosser who sent it to me.
I really love the vibe I get from this illustration. It’s a warm, sweet feeling that I want to hold on to. The postcard came from the freezing St Petersburg.
Stunning, isn’t she? Russia is renowned for being home to many of the world’s most beautiful women.
This Russian recipe is very similar to a Romanian dessert traditionally served at funerals: colivă. It’s a sort of porridge too but with sugar and sprinkled candies. I think I’d like kasha.
Olga sent me details about her city, Pskov, on the back of this postcard. Pskov is an ancient city, first referenced in 903 in a chronicle, and the home of Russian saint St Olga.