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Stories from travels in

Latvia

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Maggie and Milly and Molly and May? Remember those girls? From the E.E. Cummings poem? Maggie and Milly and Molly and May went down to

Light relief?

The sculptor produces the beautiful statue by chipping away such parts of the marble block as are not needed – it is a process of

Shopping, anyone?

Tell me that¬† it’s not a place for tourists and I’ll move it to the top of my list. Tell me it might be dangerous,

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A good friend of mine once told me that he envied me my faith. Another, a confirmed ‘dirt man’, thought that it must make life

Point Percy at the porcelain

Notable by its presence I was in Riga, Latvia, last week and it was quite the experience. I know now a lot more about the

The door to hell

I was under the impression that the KGB had disbanded in 1991 – but apparently, it, or a version by the same name, is still

The hedgehog in the fog

I don’t think I’ve been this far north in Europe before. Yes, I’ve dipped my toes in the Arctic Ocean but that was in Alaska.

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