The 5th grade of the Waldorf School are like cookies you put into an oven and forget, meanwhile they end up flooding you with handmade booklets and flyers. The thing is that while we were covering the verb to go, I said in passing, “Why won’t you make me some booklets telling where to go on the weekend? I’ll choose one and go to that place.”
Little do the kids know that my second job is a tour guide and… for the first time in twelve years of working at school I actually shed a tear. There are so many important places where kids can enjoy themselves in the city. For instance Taltsi, Angaria, Tower, the Retro Tech museum (with a map with bOikalskaya and PRIgornaya streets). They didn’t even forget about a beauty salon, an entire pony museum and my favorite (wait for it) The Formula-1 Museum in Sochi. I’ve been to such a museum in Marenello and I can tell you, that booklet turned out to be reliable. Who could ever have thought that brochures like that could be so precious for someone (I throw things like that away when I come home from a trip).
In moments like that you realize: there are no coincidences. Life is such an intricate thing, so you can’t split love for your work apart from your love for children, to your city and to your dear England. By the way the layout of a restaurant was copied from the outline of Westminster Abbey with some words changed/ Thanks to my
teacher of English who kitted me out with maps of London which I use with my students now. They are even more popular than toys.
I admit, the booklets aren’t quite in the Waldorf style. After all, I didn’t bother to give any restrictions. Don’t pay attention to the mistakes even though there are plenty of them both in Russian, in English and even in Italian (in a menu of an Italian restaurant… at least there is “Ivan tea” in it) And there’s my favorite “Ponday”, which is a mixture of “Monday” in English and “Ponedelnik” in Russian)
Everyone has done something from what he/she could find. I’ve never been to the Samovar museum. Let’s make it my next destination!
The teacher of English
 Taltsi (Тальцы) – is an open-air museum located in the same-named village
 Angaria (Ангария) is an ice-cream factory located in Angarsk, a town close to Irkutsk
 The right names for these streets of Irkutsk are Baikalskaya (Байкальская) and Podgornaya (Подгорная)