For those who don't know, I have a wonderful and very special friend, ilmera , who lives in Saint Petersburg. We have been friends for a long time now, and I was privileged to be able to visit her in late September 2008. At the same time I met her daughter, Alice. I am proud to be able to say that I have been granted the privilege of being an honorary uncle to this lovely little girl. It is a role I take very seriously, even though I live a long way away on the other edge of Europe.
Today is Alice's third birthday. My dear little friend, I wish you a wonderful day. I am sorry to say that these photos are not mine and I hope Lia will forgive me for posting them but I wanted to show how much Alice has grown and how adorable she is. I hope we get the chance to meet again soon.