a stay at Vitaliy 's summer house

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August 21st 2014
Published: August 21st 2014
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the summer house.the summer house.the summer house.

Is old breeze block building, very cold in winter. With brick house next door, what will be built.
After meeting Vitality in Astana, I was invited to stay at his sumer house.

With Elena & Daniels his 13 year old son, also chickens & tomatoes etc.

The summer house is a project, waiting for tarmack road completion, then will rebuild new brick house, the plot in on a spot adjacent to presidents place - so enjoys his highQ water.

We started first night with a 'Beer & fish' session, in UK would have nibbles, but salty fish works too - makes U thirsty. Lots of beer & headache - U know story.

Elena has green house with a passion for growing tomatoes,100 varieties. Also keeps 16 chickens, so has quite a few eggs. 3.6L Subaru, obviouly is cold winters a big engine is handy?? But fuel is cheap.

Daniel's English is far in advance of my 3 Kazak words, he likes computers as boys do.

Vitaliy's bike is latest water cooled GS with all gadgets, just returned from Mongolia. Used to own V-strom, so his part used tyres also fit Triumph but not BMW!! so very kindly I now have 2 spare tyres with me.

Vitaliy & ElainaVitaliy & ElainaVitaliy & Elaina

Good crowd, much banter

Also visited their flat in city, 2 bedroom on 8th floor, so summer house is essential to store all toys. But flat has toys too - a radiant heat sauna & 2 seat jacuzzi, but to be honest I more intreagued by robotic vacuum machine.

Spent next day in shade & filling pool.

Bizzar skype video conference with people at home, walk round to meet chickens & families.

For supper Russian dish of 'meat & potatoes, with 'Lancashire Hotpot' with red wine & 'Pea-wee' to drink.

Really nice to stay in locals house & see how they live.

Thanks to Vitality & Elaina.

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beer & fishbeer & fish
beer & fish

Fish dried, not sure of species, brown meat, bit salty. Just works.
yellow tomatoes.yellow tomatoes.
yellow tomatoes.

Well did my best, Chickens like them more than me.
Tomatoe varierty mapTomatoe varierty map
Tomatoe varierty map

Looks like computer spread sheet, maybe robot vacume robot did planting - just a thought.
city block of flatscity block of flats
city block of flats

As flats go, verynice ,under ground parking etc.
Robotic VacumeRobotic Vacume
Robotic Vacume

Giving it instructions!

Daniel filled for me, with preparation of salts, very refreshing.
fire ovenfire oven
fire oven

Just old with new, this summer house oven and house heater bit like an arga.

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