Sunday, May 31, 2009

Sunshine at last.

After such an incredibly long winter the sun is now shining here in Latvia. I really have no idea where spring went to, we seem to have skipped it completely. Last week I was shivering in wool jumpers, today I have dragged out my shorts - what a shocker!!!

Ellie is a real handful, she is very naughty and always on the move. I took this pic today on a rare occasion ... Ellie sat still for all of two minutes.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

I love presents!!!!

Yesterday my husband Luke came home with some presents for me ...... he has had these wonderful obelisks made on the farm. Here they are standing in my kitchen garden .... my beans and sweet peas are going to look sooooo stylish this year!!!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Fairy Bright Sparkle!

We have had a rather eventful couple of days, my darling daughter Lucy lost her top teeth. She looks goofy and gorgeous at the same time, and it just reminds me she is growing up - too quickly. Fairy Bright Sparkle has been kept rather busy, making night time trips and leaving sparkling coins, much to the delight of Lucy. Lucy turns those coins over and over, and whispers 'these are magic' ......... and all the time I am watching her thinking 'you are magic'.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

The Middle of Nowhere

Okay, so when I say I live in the middle of nowhere, I really do mean it! This photograph was taken this winter. The snow has gone now and, after five months of it, spring has finally arrived, phew!!

We live in the north of Latvia, about a two and a half hour drive north of Riga, and about a half an hours drive south of the Estonian border. Our nearest village is Burtnieki, which sits on the edge of Burtnieki Lake, about 6 kilometres (4 miles) away. Burtnieki means 'the people who read the stars', and it is supposed to be a very magical place. Folklore tells of a village sitting on the bottom of the lake, and I have spoken to locals who believe this village exists and is alive today.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

George and Betty

Well here we are ...... I have finally got my very own blog up and running .... sort of!!

I am going to start by attempting to attach a photograph of our summer visitors, we call them George and Betty ......