Category Archives: Humour

Where have all the Jāņi gone?

While on a walking tour in Berlin, I got chatting to a guy – as I do. Me: So, where are you from? Guy: I live in Nürnberg. Me: (Instantly suspicious)  Guy: And you? Me: Well, I’m from Ireland but I … Continue reading

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Unleashing my inner German

I’ve just got back from six days in Berlin, and wow, what a fantastic time I had. Berlin is an amazing city, full of life and energy. I did some touristy stuff, did some less touristy stuff, met some great people, … Continue reading

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Who’s your daddy?

A couple of weeks ago, I discovered a funny thing about Latvians. Yes, another one. But first, a little background… I recently met a couple of really nice Latvian girls – it seems they do exist. While I was out for a … Continue reading

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I’m spinning around

Well, I’m not spinning around but my washing machine is. Yes, you read that correctly – I FINALLY have a new washing machine. But as I don’t have Kylie’s gold hot pants (or bum), I’ve decided to show my appreciation in a more … Continue reading

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New balls, please.

Hey Leppy! Any chance you can do a piece on Latvian tennis star Ernests Gulbis?? This was a request I received from a former colleague of mine in New Zealand. ‘Leppy’ is short for ‘leprechaun’, in case you were wondering. He’s … Continue reading

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Will I get a happy ending?

I think that I might finally be nearing the light at the end of my washing machine tunnel. For those who missed the original post, I’ve had a broken washing machine for close to two months now, thanks to an exploding … Continue reading

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Where is the love?

As regular readers of my blog will know, I’m not easily offended. In fact, thinking back over my almost four years in Riga, I’ve only been really offended twice – and both times were because someone mistook me for a … Continue reading

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Finally, it’s the positive post…

“Just wondering why didn’t I realise earlier that you are some dirty scumbag from Ireland. That is the only excuse to that cynical and dishonorable generalisation of latvian mammas especially on Mother’s day.My suggestion is put on your beloved Penney’s … Continue reading

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Look like a Latvian

As a woman walking around the streets of Riga, there are a couple of ‘looks’ you get acquainted with very quickly. As the men here are usually too afraid to look up for fear of accidentally making eye contact with (gasp) … Continue reading

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Bill Bailey vs The Latvians

I’ve always liked men who can make me laugh, and last night it was the turn of Bill Bailey to give it a try. And boy, did he succeed. The man is seriously funny – a mixture of stand-up, song, and a … Continue reading

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