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... do I donate for their Christmas Bonus?). They get up at the crack of dawn, and start sweeping - usually right on time, before the snow gets a chance to settle into a big scary ice lake. Go snow shovellers, go!
* Snowy winter evening reading tip: HG Wells - Games of Chance; a Bicycling Idyll ...
... speaking in English, the camp leader offered to translate, which he did so funnily and freely that in the end every Latvian decided to speak Latvian "just to see what Artis would make of it".
I guess the idea was for people from the different organisations to have formed eternal bonds of friendship and respect, which would lead them to organize loads of activities together in the future, but my (lovely!) group didn't get much further than "let's stay Facebook friends FOREVER!"
... rest of Latvia museums are all closed on Mondays but open the rest of the week. Thankfully the Peoples' Front Museum was open and this provided some interesting reading along with many pictures and some video and audio footage. Particularly interesting was the section on The Baltic Way which we are in some ways following! After this we went to the National Art Museum to see some examples of tapestry, furniture and clothing. The church next door was lovely; ...
... except for a few "that is more better"s and "I live in the Riga"s I have nothing to teach them!
"Hold on a minute, though," I hear you hesitating, "did you just say the word "kids"??!"
Yes I did. One of the major activities for Anna and me is organizing and teaching workshops; sometimes to big people, and sometimes to little people. This week was my "vuurdoop", with 4 events in four days, one of which was ...
... proudly flying over the entrance of our embassy. Nona had planned to visit her colleagues on our way back, but since we're here now, she can't help herself and rings the doorbell!
We have to climb over a bright orange bicycle in the hallway, after which we are quickly buzzed in by the local Latvian employee and shown in to see Martijn, the "second man" of the embassy. We're in luck; the server is down so Martijn ...