Hello, first time reader of Vanja's Forum. Very interesting!
Having just read Vanja's introduction, it makes me wonder why you are apologising, asking for readers' forgiveness for Vanja's "poor" English. Her post is excellent, perfect in vocabulary and grammar.
Many of us here are from a non-English background, and so am I, but I am not going to apologise for it. If somebody is interested in a post, will understand, able to read it, even if it has minor/major flaws. I wince when I see apologies for "bad" English etc. It takes a person great courage, confidence to write for everyone to see in a foreign language,as well as even in a lanmguage one was born with.