Letter(s) to Jean-Pierre (France)

Letter 1

Hello my new friend!
I am interested in you.
So as it my first letter to you,i think i must tell something about me,about my hobby and about my family.
So in think it will be very interesting information for you!
My name is Polina Tkachenko.
I live in Ukraine in a small town-Lugansk.I think you know such country???
I am 28 years old.I am Cancer.
I am sorry to say that there is little to speak about my short past life.
I don't have my own family, I am not married yet.
I began to go to school at the age of seven. It was 11 years ago.
I had been studying at the same school for ten years running without changing it we had many subjects: history, English, biology and many others. I liked to study at school and my impressions of it are rather pleasant and favourite subjects are English and drawing.
After school i went to the University on the faculty of art.because i like it very much.
So after some years when i finished University i begin to work as a designer.And now it is my job,with the help of which i earn money for my life.But it isn't so good paying job in Ukraine.
Now about my hobby:
I have many hobbies because there are many interesting things to do.I like doing different things:
Such as reading detective stories, listening to the music, playing tennis with my classmates.
But my favourite hobby is solving crossword puzzles.
It's not only interesting, but also very useful.
When you try to solve the puzzle you find out and learn a lot of different facts.
Because in puzzles there are questions about famous people, geographical places, countries, scientific achievements and so on.
You also train your brain.
The crosswords are published in newspapers and magazines and there are special newspapers that contain only crosswords.
I sometimes try to make up my own puzzle and I can say that it is not less interesting.
All the members of our family like to take part in solving the puzzles and this unites us very much.
So now some facts about my family:
We are 3 at our family: my mother, father,and I.
I think, our family is friendly, united.
We spend much time together, go for a walk in the woods, visit theaters, museums, go to the cinema.
My mother's name is Luidmila Mikhailovna. She is an engineer, she works in an office.
She is a kind, nice woman. She can cook very well. She is fond of reading.
My father's name is Konstantin Alexeevich. He is a sailor. He is a strong, clever man.
He often tells me interesting stories about different countries. Father can do a lot of things.
He teaches me to repair furniture, to drive a car.
I have my duties about the house.
I must go shopping, clean the rooms.
It's not difficult for me.
I like our home to be clean and tidy.
I think home is the nicest place.
As proverb says, "East or West, home is best".
There is no place more delightful than home and there are no people more dear than your relatives.
So i can stop now i think!
I think my letter wasn't so boring for you.
Waiting for your next letter with impatience.
Your new friend,Polina.