Letter(s) from Elena Volkova to Claude (Switzerland)

Letter 1

Good day my new friend Girard!

Let me introduce myself. My name is Irina or just Ira. I am 27 years old. I was born in Perevalsk, Ukraine. And I was living in my native town till I was 18. Then there was a period in my life when I lived in the capital of my country. I think that I have an interesting life and I am going to tell you about it in my letters. I hope that you are interested in knowing me better. As for me I do want to know you!
Let’s start our communication.

I want you to know that I do not have photos that were made at the present time. The biggest part of my pictures was made when I was 20 years old. I hope that you do not mind it, do you? I like these pictures very much and I hope that you like them too.

It is for the first time when I communicate with some one in the Internet. So, I do not know how to start. May be it is better to write about my hobbies or something like that? Well, I think it is good idea. I am open, easy-going, sociable, friendly and interesting person. I have a lot of friends. And I like to be in among people. I work with people. I like to help those people who need it. Sometimes people do not have relatives or just closed people who can help. And when I come to my work place it is a pleasure for me to be necessary for somebody. I like my job. I work in the hospital. I am nurse. I work six days in a week. Sometimes I have night shifts. So, my schedule of work is not constant and it is hard to know when I have a rest day. But it is Ok. And I am glad that I have this job. Tell me about your job. What do you do?

I hate to live in a dirty apartment, I adore making my apartment clean and tidy. I grew up in a family of medics, so, the cleanness of the place of living is a habit of mine. I also like to cook. Different tasty dishes like chicken with cheese and fish with wine souse – oh, I adore it. My granny taught me how to cook and she shared experience and some special secrets with me. My friends and colleagues like to eat my cakes and salads.

Now I would like to tell you about my favorite music. Frankly speaking there is no time to listen to music because of my job but when I have a rest the first thing in the morning when I wake up is switching on the radio or my tape recorder. I like different kinds of music but most of all I like the songs of Sergei Lazarev. I do not know if you know this singer but he is very popular in Ukraine and Russia. I adore him and his voice. I like to watch TV and movies. By the way, what is your favorite movie? I like such movies as “Mr. And Mrs. Smith”, Ocean’s Eleven”, “Ocean’s Twelve”. Unfortunately I have not seen Ocean’s Thirteen” yet. Did you see it? Is it interesting?

Well, I will finish this letter. And I am waiting for your reply. See you soon.

Irina