56°50′ North 53°11′ East
What terms were you on with geography at school? No, I don’t expect you to reach for you handy globe to locate the place. So, unless you find other means to track my whereabouts down, let me keep it secret until my next posting. Am I being childish? Maybe… But I am doing all right, given that I was only born a couple of days ago! On January 29th, to be precise. The BBC Learning English team must feel very confident if they put so much trust in a two-day-old girl. Okkkay. Let’s face it. I am (two days and) 25 years old, in fact.
I got this nice bouquet of roses for my birthday and I would like to share it with you all. Thank you for choosing me to be February’s blogger (even though it is the shortest month). Cheers!!!
I must also welcome Trudy, the English language teacher. I have a feeling that I have got something in common with her. Can’t say what, as I am not sure yet. Maybe it is a shared love of double-barrelled surnames? With your help, Trudy, and my determination this blog will become for me another step towards sounding more natural while writing in and speaking English. And it will be GREAT fun too! :)
Where I live can make you feel both claustrophobic and agoraphobic. This is to give you an idea of what stays behind the coordinates in the blog’s title. In the meantime, I haven’t even told you my name. My name is Anastasia. It's me.
How d’you do? And how d’you do? And how d’you do again? I am pleased to meet you. What percentage do you think the BBC Learning English audience makes up of the 6 billion people inhabiting this planet? Whatever the answer, the chances of me meeting all people in the world in my lifetime have increased significantly.
Apart from being the shortest, the month of February is also a very romantic month. Remember St.Valentine, the patron saint of lovers? He doesn’t like dirty dishes so remember to do the washing-up before you go to bed on the 13th of February. AND (very important) this year those who were born on February 29th will be able to finally catch up on all the missed birthdays!
I am afraid my introductory posting is grinding to a dead halt. But I will talk to you again very soon.
It is the beginning of the weekend, don’t miss it!
With best wishes,
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