Saturday, March 20, 2010

Birthday Party and New Friends

Monday 15th was Volodya's 46th birthday so we went to a restaurant by the Dnipro River for supper.  Volodya and Oksana also invited their friends Natalia and Vasyl, whom we ahd met earlier in the day.  Natalia is office manager for Volodya and Oksana's company.  Vasyl and a partner have a woodworking shop next door!!  A fellow woodworker.  With lots of wonderful toys.

The first thing that caught our eye when we went into Volodya's office was a beautiful big hand-made blanket box by the door.  That was our introduction to Vasyl. Tanya ordered two immediately.  One for upstairs and one for downstairs bedrooms. I went over to his workshop and am now just itching to do some woodwork again.  It has been years.

Volodya and Oksana

Vasyl and Natalia

Snowing hard in Kremenchuk March 15th.


  1. I can't wait to see what you get to build! You were always happiest when you built things.

  2. Your friend looks like Leonard Cohen! Are you sure he's not the illustrious Canadian poet??

  3. I always though people over there weren't allowed to smile. ;-(

  4. MB - First will be a dog house!
    DM - He does. Maybe Leonard Cohen was here in Ukraine 47 years ago for a concert?
    D - That seems to be changing, but they do make fun of Canadians and Americans for smiling in pictures.


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