Letter(s) from Irina Ryabinina to Tomas (Sweden)

Letter 1

Dear Tomas, how are you? I was missing by your letters. You know what you are so interesting man!? Every time I rush to the library for read a letter from you! Yes, yes, I like downhill skiing, this is so interesting. I work as accountent in local firm. I like your job, it is interesting, I like cooking by myself but think that your job is hard also. Dear Tomas, I see that you little afraid about me, I'm not interesting in your money, this is not a goal for me. I want to have family. Recently I thought, please, forgive me, I'm so silly girl, certainly you are interesting to know more about my country and traditions! I even haven't told you about this. I even don't know from what to start.. We have 2 interesting celebrations, which you have no in your country - the day of all women and the day of all men. When we have the day of all men (more exactly "The day of fatherland's protector") February 23, all women congratulate all men and make little presents; when we have "Women's day", March 8, all women get flowers and greeting cards. We even have the joke "Silently up lady, your day is 8 March". But most of all I like Christmas. In Russia we celebrate Christmas some later as in your country, 7 of January. What is your favorite celebration? Do you like presents? I like to give presents more when get, because I like to do something pleasant to people. Soon will be the anniversary of my parent's wedding. They are married 35 years; I think this is the long time. I think to present them nice tea kit. I'm sorry my honey, I need to finish my letter, today I work hard and I'm tired. I will wait for your letter my the best man in the world! Your Irina

Letter 2

Dear Tomas, how are you? I was missing of you so deeply! You know what you are so interesting man!? Every time I rush to the library for read a letter from you! I have no msn account, I'm sorry, but I can't use any messenger here, I write letters to you from the library and here are too old computers, this is not possible to use a yahoo or msn here. I saw the hotel, this is so nice!!!! Your work place is very nice. My dear Tomas, I would love to speak with you by the phone, but my cell phone not accept international calls, if you would give me your number, I will call you soon! Recently I thought, please, forgive me, I'm so silly girl, certainly you are interesting to know more about my country and traditions! I even haven't told you about this. I even don't know from what to start.. We have 2 interesting celebrations, which you have no in your country - the day of all women and the day of all men. When we have the day of all men (more exactly "The day of fatherland's protector") February 23, all women congratulate all men and make little presents; when we have "Women's day", March 8, all women get flowers and greeting cards. We even have the joke "Silently up lady, your day is 8 March". But most of all I like Christmas. In Russia we celebrate Christmas some later as in your country, 7 of January. What is your favorite celebration? Do you like presents? I like to give presents more when get, because I like to do something pleasant to people. Soon will be the anniversary of my parent's wedding. They are married 35 years; I think this is the long time. I think to present them nice tea kit. I'm sorry my honey, I need to finish my letter, today I work hard and I'm tired. I will wait for your letter my the best man in the world! Your Irina