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StarkovskayaOlga

StarkovskayaOlga
Date Joined: February 27, 2015
Last Online: November 14, 2018
Birthday: March 1, 1974
Country: Russian Federation
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About Me

Hello! My name's Olga, I live in St.Petersburg, a big city on the Baltics.

I'm a happy wife and a mom of two charming girls of 16 and 6. I'm a working mom: I work as an associate professor at the Higher School of Media and Printing Arts. Besides I'm a CEO of a charity organization aimed to avoid social orphanhood. This work means much for me. I'm Christian and belong to the Lutheran Church.

Interests

My first and foremost occupation in this life is being a mom. And I have so many different interests for sharing with my girls!!

I'm a collector by my nature. I collect many things: children's books and paper dolls and bookmarks, postcards, and other paper ephemera.

I also have a nice but not so big collection of paper creche or Nativity manger. Last Christmas I arranged a small exhibition of my creche collection in our parish.

I adore illustrated children's books and alwals buy and read much to my younger girl.

All of us enjoy puzzles - a new hobby, we've got recently.

I like to spend my time amigurumi crocheting, knitting, travelling and reading, of course. It's a pleasure to read an interesting book with a mug of tea or coffee... and a bar of chocolate always makes these minutes even more sweet!

We love nature and animals and keep two dogs, a kitten and a hamster at home. Both of the dogs and our lovely kitten were rescued.They all are absolutely adorable - we love them very-very much!

Our summer time we spend at my mom's garden. What a pleasure to see plants and flowers growing and blossoming! We alway collect the most common for each season plants for our herbarium. It would be great if you could send just a grass blade or tree leaf from your land in your envelope.

Favorite Movies

I love Miazaki Hayao cartoons, and I'm sharing this love with my daughters :)

Favorite Television

I seldom watch TV but prefer to get news from Internet sites.

Favorite Books

I'm absolutely sure reading is the best occupation and relaxation. I've got plenty of favourite books and authors, but the most favourite authors are: Kurt Vonnegut, Umberto Eco, John Fowles. Some modern authors are also quite amusing.

I love swapping

Likes:

  • PAPER DOLLS of all kinds

  • Nativity and Easter post and greeting cards - traditional illustrations featuring religious Bible scenes, picturesque outdoor views, kids or angels, gnomes (but please NO Santa)

  • illustrated PC;

  • botanical illustrations PC;

  • beautiful photo nature views (landscapes) PC of your land;

  • your local paper memorabilia and ephermera goods: colourful museum or theatre tickets, illustrated leaflets;

  • bookmarks (free or store bought, but please no handmade);

  • pressed plants (or blossoms, or leaves) of you country.

Thank you!

Dislikes: - Disney characters; - Hello Kitty.

PLEASE NO HANDMADE PC, BOOKMARKS ETC.ONLY STORE BOUGHT.

I DON'T LIKE LIQUORICE, MINT AND PEPPER!!! :)

Here in Russia post works in a very strange way... If you don't receive something from me please kindly contact me first and I will resend my package with a registered mail.

Let me join your swaps! :)

Ratings

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Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard! Thanks, too, for translating the words and letting me know what the book is about.
Mark63 rated for MUSEUM POSTCARD SWAP - SEPTEMBER on Sep 26, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the interesting postcard. :-)
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard (and kisses for your ginger kitty!)
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Comment: thank you for the super cute lady bug postcard with all the butterflies around
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Comment: Wow! Thank you for such a beautiful postcard :) :) It is so adorable and will be so treasured <3
nannydino rated for MUSEUM POSTCARD SWAP - AUGUST on Aug 30, 2018
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Comment: Hi Olga, thank you for the Museum Kizhi PC. Lovely postage stamps. Take good care peace love light
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Comment: Love the card! Thank you. В сего хорошего и доброго.
MelbourneGirl rated for MUSEUM POSTCARD SWAP -JULY on Jul 19, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful Kizhi open-air museum postcard - it is so lovely <3 All our best of wishes :) :)
nytetears rated for MUSEUM POSTCARD SWAP -JUNE on Jul 5, 2018
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Comment: thank you for the great postcard
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Comment: Hi Olga, thank you so much for my first Mooming PC ! really love it. Happy Summer swapping. peace love light
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Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful postcard with cute stamps <3 We absolutely love it. We noticed how cold it was there - keep warm!!!
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Comment: Thanks Olga! I love this card!
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Comment: Hello Olga, Thank you for the card and I loved your story about the card 😁
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Comment: Thank you for your lovely card and information about the legends of the Ural region.
RooBaRoo rated for ~Swap me 3 Freebie Bookmarks~ on Jul 22, 2017
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Comment: Thank You! It feels cool to have bookmarks with foreign text! & your extras are so lovely, my daughter LOVED them! :)
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Comment: Olga, thank you for the great children's book illustration postcard and explaining what the tales are. Shirley
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard and history...I'll treasure this one!
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Comment: Great postcard! New addition to my collection! Ty!
stiffneck78 rated for Free/Ad Bookmark-Int'l on Apr 18, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much for the great bookmarks. I love to see other languages. I'm so glad you've chosen to rescue your animals. I think somehow they know that you helped them and they are forever grateful. Thanks for participating in my swap.

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Comments

kafekafe on Nov 15, 2015:

Привет! Приглашаю в нашу группу, Russian Swappers. :)

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