Tag Archives: Wine

Soccer, sex and Stockholm

My little home from home has a lot to celebrate at the moment, though clearly not in football as Ireland whupped Latvia 3-0 on Friday. (I couldn’t not mention that.) Far cheerier is the fact that Latvia celebrates Independence Day … 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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An O’Goddess in the kitchen

The Latvian men in my life see me as many different things – unintentionally hilarious Irish person, friend, drinking buddy, teacher, last-minute proofreader, shoulder to cry on when their mad Latvian girlfriend does something mad, Plan B girlfriend… However, the one … Continue reading

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I have a problem

Actually, I have a lot of them (or so I’ve been told) but there’s one that weighing particularly heavily on my mind at the moment. You see, I have a friend visiting from Ireland this weekend. But that’s not the … Continue reading

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Squashed

As a result of my last two posts, I’ve been getting these sorts of messages from my friends: “Mother of god, what have you started on your blog? You’ll need bodyguards soon – although none of the men will protect … Continue reading

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The Bag Lady

20:15 Landlady’s daughter: Hello! Maybe tonight at 21:00 Mamy come with new lessee. OK? Me: OK, I’ll just go outside when they get here.  21:40 Me: So I guess nobody is coming tonight? Landlady’s daughter: Hello! Yes, I think so!  … Continue reading

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Līgo Līgo!

This weekend sees the biggest celebration in Latvia roll around once again –  Līgo, Jāņi, or Jāņusvētki – otherwise known as Midsummer. It’s also the one time of the year when I don’t feel guilty about not wandering around in a … Continue reading

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Lovely Latvia

Lovely weather and a Lovely Blog Award – does life get any better than this? A massive thank you to Alli at The Vintage Postcard for the nomination. I’m currently reliving my experiences in New Zealand through her fantastic writing and photography. … 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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She works hard for the money

When I lived in Ireland, I had just one job. I was a copywriter in an advertising agency. After almost 3 years in Latvia, this now seems rather lazy. Here, I freelance for 3 English schools. I travel the city … Continue reading

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