Thursday, December 18, 2014

Little Father Blames Plummeting Ruble on "The West"

Via Reuters:

President Vladimir Putin assured Russians on Thursday that the economy would rebound after the ruble's dramatic slide this year but offered no remedy for a deepening financial crisis. In an assured performance at a three-hour news conference, Putin blamed the economic problems on external factors and said the crisis over Ukraine was caused by the West, which he accused of building a "virtual" Berlin Wall to contain Russia. Putin even cracked jokes at times, despite pressure to fix an economy that is heading into recession and caught by what his economy minister called a "perfect storm" of low oil prices, Western sanctions over Ukraine and global economic problems. The ruble has fallen about 45 percent against the dollar this year, and suffered particularly steep falls on Monday and Tuesday, but Putin said its eventual rise was unavoidable and avoided using the word "crisis".

Nota bene: The picture I use in this post is not from today's press conference but from another occasion.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Picture of the Day - 249

Pull me down
"Pull me down" by Shockersz

If you wish to see more of Shockersz' photography, please visit his Flickr photostream here.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Winter 2014 Blog Header

My wonderful husband, the renowned photographer, Tomais Ashdene made me this blog header today. I am very happy and grateful for it!

Picture of the Day - 248

She turned...
"She turned..." by Asa Vordun

If you wish to see more of Asa's photography, please visit her Flickr photostream here.

Happy Holidays 2014

My Tomais and I wish all our family and friends Happy Holidays!

The TotH X-Mas Show 2014

I am told that The Theater on the Hill's 2014 Christmas Show is a great success and runs with a house packed to capacity every time it plays.

I have not had the chance to catch a show yet, but I most certainly will try.

Here are the dates and times for the shows (all times are SLT):
Friday December 19th at 01:00 PM,
Sunday December 21st at 11:00 AM,
Tuesday December 23rd at 01:00 PM,
Sunday December 28th at 12 PM (noon) and
Tuesday December 30th at 01:00 PM. 

Your deluxe sleigh ride to the Christmas Show

Monday, December 15, 2014

Picture of the Day - 247

Walking around at the new place
"Walking around at the new place" by Svetolanka Lyvette

If you wish to see more of Svetolanka's photography, please visit her Flickr photostream here.