Story #2 Meet Lyuba

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Meet Lyuba: She's 88 years young, born in Saint Petersburg and lives in the housing flats in Windsor

ALL ABOUT YOU:

  • Tell us a little bit about you growing up?

I’m 88 years old and live in the housing flats in Windsor. I was born in Saint Petersburg. When I was 8 months old we moved to Kharkov in Ukraine. I came to Australia in 1993 and had to learn english.  

  • What are some things you enjoy doing?

I was a music teacher for 40 years. I came to Australia without a piano, but a few years ago was able to buy a second hand piano in an op shop. I love classical music. Chopin is my favourite. 

 If you were writing a recipe for ‘LIFE’ - what would you top 3 ingredients be? 

1. Keep your children healthy 

2. Be truthful and don’t lie

3. Read

ALL ABOUT A BEAUTIFUL FOOD EXPERIENCE LUNCHES:

  • How does coming along to the events make you feel?

    It made me feel perfect! Happy, excited, relaxed, joyful, connected and beautiful

  • What did you like most?

    The environment; the people who served us were very friendly and kind. I loved the food. My favourite is potatoes, we say ‘Kartoshka’

  • Who did you share your table with?

    My friends, everyone at my table all live on the 12 floor of the housing commission building on Union Street. We live on the same floor and can you believe that one of the ladies and I got talking a few years ago and realised that we grew up in the same town in Ukraine when we were little girls all those years ago! Not only did we grow up in the same town and now live on the same floor of the flats her name is Lyuba too! 

ALL ABOUT FOOD, THE MEMORIES, THE EMOTIONS, THE SPECIAL TIMES

  • Is there a special or even funny food memory you have?

    Ice cream, I like it very much. I also love watermelon and melon. When I eat with family we eat traditional food like Borch and potatoes and chicken steak; its like schnitzel; you beat the meat to make it tender and soak in an egg and soy sauce for the whole night in the fridge to make it soft. Then you put it in breadcrumbs and fry it. My grandson also always asks me to make him meatballs and pancakes!