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Offline Kalafrana

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Re: Alexandra's Routine
« Reply #15 on: September 29, 2011, 09:56:49 AM »
Franz Josef may have been an Emperor, but he was an unpretentious man and preferred to live simply, which I find endearing. I rather liked his modest bed when I visited the Hofburg (though I did read somewhere that he had the very latest in interior-sprung mattresses!).

Mind you, I only get up at 5am when I have to!

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« Reply #16 on: September 29, 2011, 10:02:04 AM »
I try to never get up at 5AM!  UnGodly hour of the day.

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« Reply #17 on: September 29, 2011, 10:11:17 AM »
I try to never get up at 5AM!  UnGodly hour of the day.

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beleive me i don't do it for my pleasure^^" I have to go to work and I wake up at around 5:50 every day
so if i could be an empress (cause an emperor maybe has to follow state affairs) beleive me the last thing i'll do is wake up early^_____^


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Re: Alexandra's Routine
« Reply #18 on: September 29, 2011, 02:19:56 PM »
Franz Josef may have been an Emperor, but he was an unpretentious man and preferred to live simply, which I find endearing. I rather liked his modest bed when I visited the Hofburg (though I did read somewhere that he had the very latest in interior-sprung mattresses!).
It's interesting to note how many Emperors apparently slept on rather unassuming beds (probably as a result of their early military training). Nicholas I slept on a camp bed. I heard somewhere that Wilhelm I did as well.

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« Reply #19 on: November 05, 2011, 03:56:14 PM »
Do we know if she prefered coffee or tea for breakfast?
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« Reply #20 on: November 05, 2011, 11:25:38 PM »
I think I've read she liked to have breakfast with tea. She liked very strong tea. I don't remember if I've read it in Greg King's book "The Last Empress", but I guess it was there.

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« Reply #21 on: November 06, 2011, 09:00:58 AM »
Infact I remember reading something about her favourite breakfast in that book, only I don't have it with me anymore ...
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Re: Alexandra's Routine
« Reply #22 on: November 06, 2011, 05:59:10 PM »
Infact I remember reading something about her favourite breakfast in that book, only I don't have it with me anymore ...
"Eggs and crisp bacon," was apparently a favorite of Alexandra Feodrovna, as stated in that book...Greg King sources "Ibid" for that, whoever that is...
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« Reply #23 on: November 06, 2011, 08:39:00 PM »
"Ibid" is the way of saying the source is the same as the source listed before it. Saves the trouble of spelling the same book/article/interview out several times consecutively.  : )

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« Reply #24 on: November 06, 2011, 10:17:02 PM »
Crisp bacon? But Alexandra was a vegetarian. Or was this before 1903?
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« Reply #25 on: November 06, 2011, 10:26:52 PM »
Where is it written that she was a vegetarian?  That is a new one for me.

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« Reply #26 on: November 06, 2011, 10:41:23 PM »
Where is it written that she was a vegetarian?  That is a new one for me.

I don't think she was a vegetarian...Where did you read it? What I've read is that she was not too interested in food and just would ate what they put in front of her. The Tsar liked classical and folkloric Russian dishes as Kasha, but Alix didn't care about meals.

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« Reply #27 on: November 06, 2011, 10:55:02 PM »
I think it was in one of her diaries from 1903/1904. She mentions that the doctors said that she should no longer eat anything from animals (meat). I'll see if I can find the reference.
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« Reply #28 on: November 06, 2011, 11:35:52 PM »
I read that she ate macaroni - what we Americans would call "elbow macaroni".  She did give up meat and, of course, she observed all of the Orthodox fasting days when meat and dairy products are not allowed.

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« Reply #29 on: November 07, 2011, 10:43:34 AM »
"Ibid" is the way of saying the source is the same as the source listed before it. Saves the trouble of spelling the same book/article/interview out several times consecutively.  : )
Ah, thank you! So that means it's from Muchanow. I recall reading that she wasn't too reliable, hmm...

Crisp bacon? But Alexandra was a vegetarian. Or was this before 1903?
It was in the chapter about their early married life, so that would be before 1903.
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