2] A man brought up under communism knows the importance of thrift Ok, this can be annoying when every supermarket purchase is questioned in terms of whether it is necessary for basic survival [forget about posh shampoo or expensive coffee] but actually often very refreshing in a culture where excess and throwing away things you’re tired of is the norm.If one of our children’s toys break, my husband tries to fix it.
I have definitely learned to keep my lower back covered at least – gone are the skimpy tops [though that is also due to the havoc wreaked on my body since having two children].
I am close to my father but my mother died a few years ago after a long illness so I never had a proper adult relationship with her.
Although it has been difficult to go to Macedonia since we have had young children, we intend to go much more regularly as they get older.
Except to say all our friends have been told about Alexander the Macedonian.
They also now know that World War II was won by the Russians, not the British, and all about Operation Barbarossa.
Two men tried to climb in our bedroom window a few years ago.