Tag Archives: Stereotypes

Jānis and Gunta, sittin’ in a tree…

I recently agreed to do an interview for The Northern California Review (ZK Apskats) – a bulletin published by the Northern Californian Latvian Association. While my dealings with the Latvian media have been, on the whole, dire, I thought that this might … Continue reading

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One thing my students say which never fails to amuse me is, “The best English is spoken in London”. Once I’ve picked myself up off the floor and wiped my eyes, I tell them to look up “EastEnders” on YouTube … Continue reading

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East is East

I know I said I was taking a little break, but well, then this happened: http://www.jamieoliver.com/news-and-blogs/blogs/latvia-culinary-gem/ ‘This’ is a blog post by a British guy called Kevin Carr who’s attempting to claim the Guinness World Record for ‘The fastest circumnavigation … Continue reading

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Take me out

Over the last few years, a number of people have told me that I should write a book. However, due to an interesting turn of events, I’m not going to write a book but to be one. I’ve been asked … Continue reading

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