Category Archives: Riga

Riga 2014 Saulgriezi – Mezaparka

Decided to spend mid summer solstice immersing my self in some Latvian cultural entertainment. Again, as at all Latvian events, lots and food, beer, singing and dancing. Now before anyone takes offence I’m actually paying some compliments here. Despite copious amounts of alcohol … 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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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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Zipee Poland

Well 3 days and 2561km later, that’s 1600 miles to those of you who are mathematically challenged, we finally arrived in Jurmala, exhausted but relieved. Jurmala is a coastal town 25 km from the capital city Riga, famous for it’s … Continue reading

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56 Getups to D-Day

With only 56 days to departure date, I’m starting to wish I’d learnt how to make lists.  I’ve spent most of the last 40 years or so trying to avoid being controlled by lists now I’m realising how useful, no, … Continue reading

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