my flatmate works as a volunteer for the latvian red cross. they got a huge package from denmark containing cute bags of pig crackers. as they didn't know what to do with them, the volunteers where asked to distribute them to their friends. i of course was very happy about this unexpected present, but when listening to the radio i got a bit suspicious why the danes didn't want to eat the delicacies themselves, can you guess why?
"Overfishing occurs when fishing activities reduce fish stocks below an acceptable level. This can occur in any body of water from a pond to the oceans." source wikipedia; picture: 12 fisherman and a baby buggy behind the monument of victory, riga, 15th of may; comments: none.
yesterday when i was in pardaugava sitting at the daugava i noticed that the water is flowing in the wrong direction. the best explanation for it is probably the log wetting device which is situated upstream and uses up much water. even if it doesn't make sense, at least like this it is easier to swim against the stream.
ha, with this title i should get a lot of clicks on my page! sorry to disappoint the ones who searched for something else, but i really show wet logs and nothing else. why they are wettened i don't know, but i guess they are being prepared for their journey on the river, like this they can already get used to water.
agenskalns is full of beautiful clotheslines and this one here is particularly interesting. instead of skimpy underwear it features a dish towel, a plastic bag, a shower cap, a hand towel and another plastic bag. what does this say to us about the washing habits of the owner? i don't know, i only wonder if it is ecologically wise to wash plastic bags? i guess one has to be particularly careful not to wash the new plastic bags from maxxxima, because they degrade much faster, and who knows what could happen...
always when i leave latvia for a while, when i come back i am looking what has changed. even when leaving for only a couple of days, you can be astonished about what’s new. this time there’s no new government, no friends had gone west, no casino has opened in the neighborhood, the bread prices are still the same and even no cat has died. the most striking change this time is the fantastic new milk package. it has far the best design with it’s minimalist approach. it just says piens (latvian for milk) on it. because there is no cow smiling on it they decided to also write moloko on it so that also the russian minority will understand what it is. hope other products will follow this nice example.