May 4, Restoration of Independence Day

We had a very cold night -6C, all the plum trees and cherries already were in blossom! No good! Today is our restoration of Independence Day (from the Soviet Union). We went outside to see if the plums and cherries are ok, but I doubt, cause all the petals were falling… Made a photoshoot with two of my girls in […]

Sunny Day!

Goodmorning. It looks like today will be sunny! I love snowy sunny days. I haven’t been outside walking for more than 2 months! Sounds crazy, but that is my life lately! I will go out for a walk today, cause I’m home and it’s sunny! Do you like walking? Ilze

Latvia celebrating 100!

Today my country celebrating 100 years! I’m proud to be Latvian! If you want to know our history, visit the blog post “18th November – Latvia’s Independence Day“. On a day like this, I couldn’t resist sharing few videos below 🙂 https://www.facebook.com/IfYouLikeLatviaLatviaLikesYou/videos/2800116486681030/   In the video, we see a lot of wonderful personalities – both more or less well-known and […]

Out of sight, Out of mind!

I grow up in a small city – Salacgriva. It’s near the sea… or to be precise – gulf. The Gulf of Riga. Never called it gulf. Sea. Always. Spent my summers sunbathing in sand and swimming – it’s safe – no jellyfish or sharks 🙂 Now I’m 200 kilometers (about miles) away from the sea and people ask if […]

Misty Mornings

Beautiful misty mornings are here! I love those mornings but don’t like the fact that autumn is coming! And by autumn I don’t mean colorful leaves, sunny days and stunning views! What I don’t like is rainy weeks, muddy roads, blues and sneeze that comes with it… Am I the only one struggling to smile and be happy in late […]

Rabbits

A few days ago I cooked stew and had spare spring cabbage leaves to share. Also, plenty of dandelion leaves growing outside, so I suggested to pick those and go visit rabbits in our friends family house. It was 15 minute walk with my little ones and it was hot and sunny. We got water bottles with us and one […]

Small Detour

We sometimes like to take small detours around the countryside we are living in. Yesterday I spent the whole day learning photoshop and editing baby Freijas pictures so I felt like I need to change the ” view what’s around” and have a detour. It ended with a surprise – horses. Very friendly horses! Girls were out of the car […]

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 […]

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 […]

Hometown Salacgriva

Our next stop was Salacgriva. We all wanted to meet my mom. Girls were sad when we left Gauja National Park, cause they meat wonderful friend Normunds and didn’t want to leave. But when I told that next stop is Salacgriva, they were so happy! Linna especially! So, after a one and a half hour drive, we were in Salacgriva. […]