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Меня зовут Надя. Я живу в Риге, в столице небольшой прибалтийской страны, Латвии.
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Контрасты. Пешком по Иманте.

Контрасты. Пешком по Иманте.

Riga is a city of contrasts. The key of it lays in its eclectic mix of architecture. Riga was built by German barons. Riga was built by Swedish and Russian kings. It was built by Soviet government. It was built, cherished and… also ruined by Latvians themselves. Because people wanted to see real “Latvian” Riga. Well, as for me, I don’t think Latvian Riga truly ever existed. There is an old legend that is passed through the centuries. It says that when Riga will be finished, a huge monster will rise from the river Daugava and ruin the city.

Рига — это город контрастов. Причиной тому смесь “разноколиберной” архитектуры, появившейся здесь в разные времена. Ригу строили немецкие бароны. Ригу строили шведский король и русский царь. Её строило советское правительство. И, конечно, её строили, превозносили и… разрушали её сами латыши. Люди хотели видеть истинную “латышскую” Ригу. Однако, лично я считаю, что Рига никогда не была поистине “латышским” городом. О Риге веками передаётся легенда — говорят, если город будет достроен, со дна Даугавы поднимется огромное чудовище и поглотит город.

Нарядная Рига

Нарядная Рига

School holidays have started today (hooray for the company at home!). And today we had to go downtown to fetch our Christmas cards. Yeah, I know, it’s a bit too late for Christmas cards, but it’s me and my time-feel and my organisation skills. And it’s better late than never, isn’t it?

Сегодня первый день школьных каникул (урра компании дома!). И сегодня нам надо было съездить в Центр за нашими праздничными открытками. Аха, я знаю, поздновато заниматься праздничными открытками, но это же я и моё чувство времени с организационными способностями. К тому же, лучше поздно чем никогда, не так ли?
December 22, 2014

>Это зима, детка<

>Это зима, детка<

Have you already decorated your home? I haven’t, aside of the Christmas lights on our kitchen table, that actually were left there pretty much accidentally a few days ago, but fitted so well, so I decided to leave them there. The coldness and greyness of outside just have to be counterbalanced with winter-holiday-inspired decorated rooms and a sweet vanilla smell of a home-made baking. By the way, speaking of baking, I would suggest you to visit this treasure page with a pile of specially selected recipes of home baked cookies.

Ваш дом уже украшен? Мой нет, если не считать, конечно, гирлянды цветных огоньков на кухонном столе, которая практически случайно была оставлена там несколько дней назад и прижилась. Но холод и серость за окном просто обязаны быть уравновешены по-праздничному наряженными комнатами и сладким ванильным запахом домашней выпечки. Говоря о которой, кстати, я очень советую заглянуть на вот эту страничку-сокровищницу с кучкой специально отобранных рецептов всевозможных печенюшек (если, конечно, не смущает английский).
December 11, 2014

Evening stroll

Evening stroll

Вечерняя прогулка

8 PM. Gorgeous skies with clouds like chips of cotton wool.

Восемь вечера. По небу раскидана разорванная вата облаков.

Off to a yarn shop

Off to a yarn shop

В город за нитками

Now that Anastasia’s school adaptation days are over, and she is starting to have longer classes, I have a little bit more time for myself. Today I spent this time getting downtown, having a stroll through Riga parks and visiting a yarn shop.

Потихоньку заканчиваются Настенькины дни адаптации к школе, уроков становится больше, а у меня освобождается время для меня самой. Сегодня оно было потрачено на поездку в Центр, прогулку по паркам Риги и поход в магазин пряжи.
September 5, 2014

Summer life outdoors

Summer life outdoors

“Живём” на улице.

 

July rewarded us for our patience with a lot of sun and we finally got some really hot weather here after a rainy June.

Не зря мы упрямо ждали лета, провожая неотступно шедшие друг за другом дождливые июньские дни. Наша вера в лето была вознаграждена июлем по-настоящему жаркой погодкой.

Marge’s two month and night rains

Marge’s two month and night rains
The time has come when I have to be very careful while walking down the street under a lush green roof of leaves. Here and there are ready-to-become-butterflies caterpillars hanging down from trees right in front of my eyes. And nothing can scare me more than caterpillars and dragonflies. I don’t know why these insects have such a strong impact on me, but every time I see them I get at least goose bumps. I would even scream in some cases. And today me and Marge met three caterpillars on our way to a scheduled two-month-visit to a pediatrician. I’m sharing a few photos taken on our way.

 


All these reflections just fascinate me!

 


Yes, our little baby girl is two month old already! She grew a lot, we spent past month under a sunshine of her smiles. She likes to talk and also learned to cry when she desperately needs something. It’s not like she hasn’t cried before, but this cry is somehow different from the one she did in her first month. So this is also a sign that she is getting older. Past few days of her life are also remarkable for Marge’s discovery of her fists. She stacks them into her mouth and intently munches her fingers with a unconcerned look. It seems that I have to hurry with a mobile I wanted to make for her, or I’ll miss the right time.


As Marge grows her sisters change as well. Their intention to help me with Marge is so huge that I can step aside and just watch their energy flowing in a right place. I haven’t seen so much initiative for months! They wash dishes (even though it has been my prerogative before), help me cook, hang clean clothes, through away used diapers. They even don’t mind entertaining Marge for a little bit if I need to leave the room for a moment. I am really proud of my girls!

I’ve started a new crochet cardigan for Marge lately. I’ve searched for a nice and not so common pattern for it, but haven’t found any. So it was decided to make one by myself. I actually have already started bringing to life my idea and crocheted four rows, but then realized, that I had made a mistake in the very first stitch of the first row! Can you imagine my disappointment when I had to rip it all out and start over my project!


Though May is almost over, it is still enough time for mayflowers to bloom and May thunderstorms to moisturize the air through nights. I saw a great thundercloud through kids room’s window yesterday. I hardly had time to take a picture, the cloud had covered all of the skies and it started pouring. However, it didn’t rain too long, not more than a few minutes. Now i’m looking at my daughters’ paintings of a rainy day from their art class and feeling really inspired to paint one by myself. I wish I had a time for this!


Oh, I love summer rain with it’s warm puddles!

 

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