Tag Archives: Latvian women

It’s Official!

Latvia has the most beautiful women in the world. At least according to ‘an acclaimed freelance writer and blogger’ on this website. I’d seen a link to the article posted on Facebook a few days ago and had a quick look. … Continue reading

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My Latvian Imaginary Friend

This was one of the search terms on my blog today. And I’d like to thank the poor unfortunate out there who typed it into Google and got the cogs in my tired, Gimpy-addled brain turning again. I never had an imaginary … Continue reading

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Is nowhere sacred?

Having played stairs roulette for two weeks in an attempt to break Hypochondriac Girl’s spirit (or legs), I realised that I was getting nowhere fast. Or rather, I was getting out of breath fast, but she just seemed to be getting faster … Continue reading

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Don’t ask Google, ask me.

My name is Linda and I am a stat checker. There, I’ve said it. I’m not sure there’s a group for people like me but I probably do need help. While I enjoy watching my number of views rise, the … Continue reading

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How to maim a name Latvian-style

If you’re a man and you visit Latvia, be prepared for ‘I’ to become ‘we’ very quickly. And no, I don’t mean that a mad Latvian woman will attach herself to you with superglue – although there’s also a very … Continue reading

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The happiest nation on earth

While half-watching BBC News this morning, my attention was suddenly drawn away from my boiled egg (in an egg cup) and towards the newsreader. She was about to announce which nation is the world’s happiest. You can imagine my surprise … Continue reading

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Flour Power (or lack thereof)

I have never bought flour in my life. There, I’ve said it. I am a flour-buying virgin. I have managed to survive 35 years on this planet without ever needing to buy it. I’ve never been ashamed of this fact. … Continue reading

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Squeals on wheels

They say riding a bike is a skill that, once learned, is never forgotten. However, having been at the mercy of Rigan cyclists after a 7-month winter hiatus, I think I disagree. If there is a non-wobbly Latvian cyclist out … Continue reading

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The wine, the witch and the wardrobe

It was a wonderful weekend in Riga. The sun shone, temperatures crept up to the high teens, Latvians celebrated the Restoration of Independence of the Republic of Latvia – and I celebrated a three-day weekend and not having to wear tights … 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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