Category Archives: Riga

It’s a sad day

No jokes. No sarcasm. No pictures. Today is a truly sad day for Latvia. Yesterday evening, the roof of a supermarket in the outskirts of Riga collapsed. As is the way with these things, it happened at around 6pm, just … Continue reading

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Here’s to the freakin’ weekend. I’ll drink to that.

And I did. Oh, how I did. On Friday night, I was invited to my friend Lena’s birthday party. But this was no ordinary birthday party – it was a macaroon-baking party. With wine. The dress code was supposed to … Continue reading

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A drinking challenge? Count me in!

I first became aware of Mr Ireland when he started commenting on my blog. His comments had the unfortunate effect of making me feel like everything I was doing in my life was wrong. “You should seriously think about reorganising … Continue reading

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A Blouting in Riga

If you read my previous post, you’ll know that today was my first ‘blouting’ with a guy called Jānis. And yes, that really is his name. We’d arranged to meet at 6pm as we both had stuff to do in the afternoon, … Continue reading

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Oh Jānis, my Jānis!

This Sunday sees me going on my first ever blog outing (or ‘blouting’, if you prefer). ‘What’s a blouting?’, I hear you ask as you scoot perilously close to the edge of your sofa. Well, a blouting is where you … Continue reading

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Stag City

As another weekend draws to a close, another set of British stag parties head for the airport, bleary-eyed, hungover (or possibly still drunk) and a lot poorer than they were when they arrived. Walking to a bar in Old Town … Continue reading

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Always look on the bright side

If you’ve read my previous posts, you might be starting to wonder why I continue to live in Riga. To be honest, I’m starting to wonder myself. But instead of focusing on the fact that it’s -15 on the 15th … Continue reading

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