Walk and Fun in the snow

Yesterday we had a day off. Janis didn’t have to work and girls stayed home. Usually, they are in kindergarten. Two older siblings have compulsory attendance, so we can’t skip when we like. They are learning letters, read and write, count, add and subtract. This is the last half year in the kindergarten for Nelle. She will go to the […]

I love jigsaw puzzles!

As you know I’ve been jigsawing lately. I run out of puzzles so I bought a new one! I wish there a puzzle renting place 🙂 This is the latest puzzle I did. As usually, after finishing a puzzle I took a picture and then put back in a box. I didn’t check if the picture was good enough before […]

Mini Rally & PJ party

What is a mini-rally? Well, it’s the name of an amateur rally here in Latvia. Why am I writing about this!? Jānis is participating in it! He is co-driver: reading off a set of pacenotes to the driver. While he was 450 km away from home we (girls) had a PJ party! Girls are sad when Jānis isn’t home and also fight! […]

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 […]

Sunny Sunday Walk

It was sunny and summery weather here in Latvia today! +19C! Most of the summer days are +19C (OK, OK, just 1/4 of all summer days are +19C) here in Latvia. Since we experienced such a lovely weather I put away my computer and Bussines Plan and go for the walk! We didn’t walk much since we have three little […]

Jigsaw Puzzling

Yesterday Janis came back from Riga, work-related, and brought a big second-hand puzzle bunch which we bought on ebay.de! So, no doubt we opened the big box and started with 500-peace one.     This morning we finished it. Girls like jigsaw puzzles and me too! Ilze

Two weeks off

Things around me are getting crazy. I need more time, space, need to plan and do few projects… I’m taking days (up to two weeks) off from blogging. I just sat down for few hours to make scheduled posts for 8 days and now I’m saying goodbye for few weeks. Take care you all! Ilze

Yesterday’s PJ party

Girls stayed at grandparents house cause we had the date night (one in 4 years!). I slept only a few hours before girls came home from grandparents. I was tired and sleepy and tried to deal with dirty kitchen and dishes. Janis took two older girls out to have fun in the snow. After they came in, it got darker and […]

Celebrating Latvia’s 99 Birthday

Someone made a big surprise and visited us on Latvia’s 99 birthday! Thank you, brother! We had a lovely time together. I made Anthill cake, cause it easy to make and don’t need an oven. I printed Latvia contour and assembled the cake to look like Latvia. Everyone liked it and it wasn’t that hard! Anthills cake is easy to form […]

A visit from a friend

My old-time friend visited us this weekend. We laughed and cried the tears of joy together. Last time he was around here was at our wedding 7 years ago. After that, he visited us in Riga on one of my birthdays about 5 years ago, just before Nelle has arrived. He has been through tuff times lately but I’m glad he […]