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Hommage to Scotland

Latvia and Scotland have more in common than one at first might think. They both produce porridge oats, they produce wonderful dairy products, they grow scrumptious berries and they both produce very drinkable spirits. As everyone knows Scotland produces fantastic whisky, … Continue reading

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Have you seen the little piggies crawling in the dirt?

Bonus point if you get the band and album from which this song was taken. Never mind the piggies though, because it occurred to me, over the weekend, that I rarely see any animals in the fields in Latvia. I think … Continue reading

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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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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 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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Food Glorious Food

I’m not sure why the Latvians aren’t a race of teletubbies. All we seem to have done in these first 3 days is eat. If a friend calls round in England it’s a cup of tea and a biscuit. Oh … Continue reading

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