Monthly Archives: May 2014

My Favourite Latvian Foods

I love food, so I just thought I’d share with you my favourites since arriving here. Karums (don’t know the generic term for them) – for those non-Latvians reading this I better explain what they are. They are a small block … Continue reading

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Week 4 – Making Progess

Sorry this post is later than usual but have had a very busy weekend planning and celebrating Inta’s birthday. I won’t say which one as it’s a lady’s prerogative to disclose her age. Last week started off with a bang, … Continue reading

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Week 3 – What a roller coaster

Wow what a roller coaster of a week; started going down, then went up, went down again and then finished with a wonderful weekend in Latgale region. The week started off on Monday with us going to immigration to register. … Continue reading

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Eight things you didn’t know about Latvians

Decided to update my list after living here for a few months now. The first 6 items were on my original list.  They don’t eat crisps or peanuts with beer – Crisps and peanuts are definitely off the menu when … Continue reading

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Reflections of Week 2

Reflections on Week 2 It’s just dawned on me that I’m impatient. I want things to happen now not next week or next month. Does that mean I’m a spoilt brat. I dare say my siblings would say I am. … Continue reading

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First Day at Work in Latvia

A very interesting first day at the International School of Latvia. I’m not sure what the leadership team in my previous schools would think about if they could see, students not wearing uniforms, pupils hugging pupils, teachers hugging pupils, teachers … Continue reading

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What Car?

Need to buy a car but it seems much more complicated here and the criteria are different than the UK. Due to a lack of investment during the Soviet period of occupation, the roads compared to the UK are pretty … Continue reading

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First Impressions

Manic and information overload best describes our first week in Latvia. Trying to find our own home, opening banks accounts and finalising our UK tax and pension affairs are just some of the many tasks we have faced. Also coming … Continue reading

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