The Bedding Things

So one interesting thing to note is the bedding situation. (Our bed pictured above on the left) Not terribly different than what we are used to but it seems duvets are popular here, you use the top sheet underneath and the duvet is stuffed in a sheet type cover, then there is a top blanket as well. (that seems to be pretty and decorative and not very useful) Pillows are normal to what we are used to. The one thing I have not seen very much is fitted sheets. I am sure they are a thing and they exist here (and my guess is expensive if you buy them here) but I believe it is seldom. For us we tend to mess up our sheets a lot and so we had friends visiting from the States and I bought a couple of fitted sheets for our two beds here from Amazon, boom! Problem solved. It is glorious hah! Now lots of people actually sleep on the couches or even on these Central Asian mats, known as Korpeshka in Kazakhstan, and when you have visitors you whip those out (pictured above- one folded up behind the one laying out) and voilah, a bed is available for friends. We actually have a couple rolled up a bit in Avi’s room for her “book corner” and they are quite comfy. Kids actually sleep with their parents or in their room longer than typical American style. For us, we are sticking to our American style with Avinelle being in her own room since we moved here and Eloise well on the way in her crib joining Avi’s room in a month or so. But isn’t it so fascinating how different cultures do different things? I am enjoying learning and writing about all these differences and I hope my American friends are enjoying these little interesting things and my local friends are agreeing I am representing well πŸ˜‰

2 thoughts on “The Bedding Things

  • Of course, even within each country, families have very different styles, and some never have overnight visitors. We very much enjoy the details of what is available and usual there. I wish I could be able to help you this year, but I have had both medical and financial challenges that have slowed me down. I continue to pray for your good health, for open hearts and minds in your country of residence now, for peace and love all around you, and for God’s blessings in this season of gratitude for His greatest gift to us all, the coming of our Lord Jesus. Debbie Macomber writes that Jesus may have been born in the stable where the sacrificial lambs were being raised for the temple in Jerusalem; thus we call Him the Lamb of God. Keep warm and know that I’m loving your mom every week. She’s doing well and mostly happy.

    • Aww thank you Sherry! You are so encouraging and what a blessing to us to have your prayers, we are so very grateful! ❀️

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