Busy week. Worked lots. Co-teacher Johannes became a dad on Monday. He’ll be away from the kindergarten all next week, which means work will get even more exhausting. Yesterday was a good day at the kindergarten, though. The kids were making me proud by remembering and using lots of English words.

Went to see a Russian musical on Wednesday, Yunona i Avos’. It involved lots of pyrotechnics and weird costumes and dancing. Musicals in general are not my cup of tea. OK, let’s be honest, I can’t stand musicals. But seeing a Russian one, just this once, was OK for the experience.

Today Kostia, his brother Igor, and Igor’s friend Marina went on an excursion to look at some bison. Real North American bison, in a pen in a forest about 20 kilometers outside St. Petersburg. They were nice.