Today was planned a day of for getting an x-ray at our local hospital and afterwards driving to a yarn and cloth fair one and a half hour west.
Well, it was not like I planned.
On Wednesday the carwindow got stuck halfway up on the driver side. Yesterday I drove the car to the mechanics and I will get it back on monday. driving was great - 40 minutes like a cabrio - no it was not - it was horrible, I was clad in winter clothes and today I feel like I got a cough.
After the x-ray I was asked if I want the pics, well, the pc did not work and I just waited for getting them tell me that they will send it per post. Everything seemed to be fine on the pics so one tick of my list today.
With great sunshine outside and a trainride of 1 1/2 hour not my favourite I decided to stay at home. Well, nearly. I went a bit shopping - first Christmaspresent bought - I am lame this year.
And I visited our local farmers market. Left the market with a lot of goodies.
Now a nice icecream and a coffee and holidayyyyyy!!!!!
On Monday I worked ten hours. On Tuesday I had problems with my neck, but worked ten hours, coz I had to finish a project. During the night I used a warming pad for my neck. On Wednesday I woke and could not turn my head right, and up and down was not great either. After a visit to my doc on Wednesday I stayed at home with taking painkillers. On Thursday I had manuel therapy and I got: krrrtttkk. Today I am nearly back to normal.
I should write lovely personal stories here. About seeing old women with mittens on their needles. The hemp-farmer who tries to do a living with hemp products. Beautiful homemade meals. The weavers still weaving beautiful old woolen patterns.
This time I was together with my husband on the road and in the course. And there is one curse for travelling not alone: it was nearly impossible to have great chats with locals outside the course.
Do not get me wrong / I had a good time, just a bit different than the last years.
I had a course to attend in Riga. Meeting local people and organisations. And trying to absorb everything of this city.
Riga and Latvia I got to know is not what you think. It is beautiful and ugly, the people are rich or poor in an unbelievable way. When you ask two people a question you will get more than three answers.
Riga has beautiful food markets and traditional crafts - yet I missed to see street-art and the food in Latvia was not up to the beautiful local products displayed in the markets.