Full Moon & Mosquitoes!

Beautiful full moon tempted me to go outside at night (I’m a bit afraid of the dark, if alone outside) with a camera in hand. Is it just me or are there more mosquitoes this year? I bet Mosquitoes number hasn’t changed. That is because so many people have left Latvia to work in UK, Ireland, Norway, etc., only a few […]

Sunny & hot

Can’t believe the weather this year! It’s so hot and sunny for weeks! Haven’t rained or at least not in the daytime. Maybe few nights had rain but it wasn’t heavy for sure! Usually, it’s not that hot here in Latvia. Those who love warm weather are happy now. When I was in Salacgriva for three days I did a […]

Nelle is 6 now!

So, I was off the blogging cause I “made” Nelles’ birthday party! This was my 12th kids birthday party I have thrown. Well, I would say I never learn! Still doing it by myself, still cooking, baking cakes, making decorations, cleaning, planting flowers, etc… even when I don’t have much time left. This is called love, I guess… I hope […]

My girls’ Namedays

Here in Latvia, we have such thing as Name day. Imagine all the “Latvian” names (it’s not only Latvian, I would say common names in Latvia) are written in the calendar. What about those whose name isn’t written on the calendar. There is also one day (and that is May 22) when those who don’t have names written in the calendar […]

Preparing for a party: Rhubarb

Rhubarbs! Normally in Latvia, all country houses have one big rhubarb growing next to barn or in the garden. But not this old house! There is small rhubarb here but it doesn’t like to grow in this soil. But the best part in all this is, that Lāsma (neighbor about one and a half kilometer away from us) came with […]

Paw Patrol and Nelles birthday

My little Nelle will be 6 next Monday, but we will have an early celebration on this Saturday! Only five days left till Nelles party and I have no “idea” how to make a Paw Patrol themed party for her without having Paw Patrol party supplies in the closest shops. So, I wasn’t planning to buy any Paw Patrol decoration, […]

Mother’s day concert

We all spent a weekend together and shortly before Janis and girls were leaving I decide to go home too! And one of the reasons was – Nelle’s kindergarten had Mother’s day concert. I’m glad I made such decision even Janis told me to stay in Salacgriva and relax till Thursday. Only one kid didn’t have mother or father attending the […]

Grandma’s house

My grandmother Agafia died in the year 2004. Unfortunately, I can’t share a picture of here with you at the moment. I think when I’ll get back home I will find Agafia’s picture and will write a special blog post about her… But for now, I can share a most peaceful place on earth – my childhood memories, my grandmother’s house. Our caravan is […]

Happy Mother’s Day

We aren’t all mothers, right? But we all have mothers! Happy Mother day to all mothers all around the world! Especially those moms who follow my blog and inspires me: Jodi, juliehcares, visionsofmy60s.com, atticsister, higginsmj …and I bet there are more! Happy Mother’s day to you all! Ilze

White Swans: Mute swans

Till today I thought there are only one species os swans… well not true! There are three different species in Latvia. These ones (below in the picture) are Mute swans (Cygnus olor). These two are in the pond next to our grandmother’s house. Beautiful birds. And so big! I had the chance to see them very close the other day […]