What is a Name Day

What is a name day

Good day to you in this year! Today in my blog post about tradition so common for Latvians – name days. What’s the history behind it and is the belief Latvia is the only country in the whole world where name days are being celebrated.

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Probably the best view in my whole winter!

Hello to everyone reading your favorite blogs in the beginning of your week! 🙂 Here in Latvia we are experiencing real and white winter – rare in December. That’s why I wanted to share with you a beautiful event from last week.

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Dessert of the Fall – Baked Apples

Hello to you on this Tasty Wednesday! It’s been ages since my last recipe here.. Yet I’m still cookin’. And I’m cooking bigtime! We’re eagerly consuming all the fall harvest – fruits and veggies. This time I’m gonna a share a real easy apple recipe.

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How to File an Economic Activity and Self-employment Application

Hello hello! The hour has finally arrived to offer you a post that’s been planned oh so long ago and composed for oh so many weeks… It deals with registering your self-employed status at the Electronic Declaration System of State Employment Agency. It’s not time consuming at all and you won’t even have to leave home!

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My Three Wise Gifts to You

Fall greetings to y’all! Over the past week our dreamily romantic weather in Latvia has been replaced by rougher winds. As with the passage of time and changes of seasons, my life is also facing some steady, yet profound transformations.

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Pasila – a Pearl of Helsinki Cast in Concrete

Good day! Summer vacation time is on full swing and last week it was time for me too to enjoy it in Finland. This week’s post will be short (Ieva is having a time off too) and will let you guys to have a look into colors and lines of some neighborhood in Helsinki, Finland. Pasila after it was built in the 70’s was sometimes considered to be ugliest part of Helsinki. Some facades of the houses cast in concrete have obtained new and more colorful faces. Being in Helsinki for several days and enjoying a bit solitary and seemingly gray sense of the city, it was also a chance for me to see the colors of Pasila. Thanks to Imants for the idea to capture it in our cameras! Then I’ll let you enjoy what’s become of it! I wish you lots of colors in your vacation!

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Pros and Cons of Becoming Unemployed

Hello to you in this bright new workweek! I suspect these words might bear the sweetest sound to those who are now enjoying their vacation 🙂 However, if you read a post of such titling, you might harbour some interest for the topic of “being unemployed”.

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Why It’s a Must to Visit the New Academic Center of the University of Latvia

LU Dabaszinātņu akadēmiskais centrs no stāvlaukuma puses

Good morning! In a blink of an eye we’ve almost reached the middle of summer! Latvia has been through some breathtaking dog days as well as those refreshing moments when cats have joined the dogs to rain down on us. Quite possibly, summer is most enjoyed by students for whom examination turmoil is over now. Many high-school graduates are turning their hopes towards the University of Latvia to start their future off. It has already been an entire academic year since its Biology, Geography, Earth science and Chemistry departments have moved to their new home – the Academic Center for Natural Sciences at Torņakalns. I had the privilege to take a personal tour along its halls and hallways. This is all thanks to our guide who has also been a part of the building construction team – Imants Klāvs.

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How to Fold a Corner Bookmark?

Hello there! Apparently, summertime has temporarily fled Latvia. But don’t you cry – there are plenty more amazing activities apart from the great outdoors! One of them is reading. In this entry, I would like to offer instructions for making a corner bookmark which could spice up that page-turner of yours.

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What Foods Can You Buy from Organic Farmers

What Organic Foods Can You Buy from Organic Farmers

In my Tasty Wednesday recipe, I mentioned purchasing foodie goodies through direct purchase. This Monday, following summer solstice festivities, I would like to discuss in a more detailed way what foods you can buy from organic farmers.

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Avocado and Chicken Salad

  Good Wednesday to you! Wednesdays shall be the days when I occasionally share recipes that I use in my own kitchen adventures. Why Wednesday? ‘Cause that’s the day I plan meals for the upcoming week and place my delivery orders to purchase produce directly from organic farmers through our volunteer-based distribution “gang”. That’s the day when my mind takes on a more strategic stand towards cooking. Today I’m preparing a summer salad that fits equally well on a casual dinner table as well as Solstice festivities we’re about to celebrate within the upcoming days.

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Three Reasons to Blog in Two Languages

G’Monday! Well if it isn’t the week of summer solstice! Time of year that yields mighty forces and pulls me towards discussing a task of, seemingly, twice the effort – blogging in two languages.

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Why It’s Important to Move

Why it's important to move

Good Monday to you! If this post reaches you while you’re about to kick off your working day, my guess would be that you are currently in a passive position. Did you walk your way to the office? Did you walk your way to public transportation? Is walking scheduled for after hours? Is cycling your thing? Are you a Sunday stroller? Today I will share the story why I think it’s important to move.

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