Porto-London-Riga-Valmiera and in between all that jazz

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A-ha at The Roundhouse, Camden @ iTunes Live Festival, London `09 (c) Austra Javalde

Oh, dear, the last time I updated this space was erm, two months ago? It’s been too long! I promise to behave from now on. Anyway, I’ve had so much fun over these past two months. I’ve left Porto, Portugal and I’ve been in and out of London, UK, media events, concerts and pubs…

I’ve seen Newton Faulkner, Peter, Bjorn & John, Reamonn, A-ha, Ladyhawke and probably some other gigs, but I just can’t recall now.

I’ve been to exhibitions, museums, galleries, movies. I’ve kicked ass and ate ice-cream. I’ve hosted people and I’ve been a guest. I’ve loved and I’ve hated (not particularly proud of the last one).

I’ve watched Scrubs (love!) and True Blood (love even more!). I’ve cooked (the sky’s no limit for my cooking skills anymore!) and I’ve even went to grocery stores in the middle of the night to get myself more basil.

Reamonn at The Roundhouse, Camden @ iTunes Live Festival, London `09 (c) Austra Javalde
Reamonn at The Roundhouse, Camden @ iTunes Live Festival, London `09 (c) Austra Javalde

I’ve fallen in love with music even more. Remember Jamie T? He has a new Chaka Demus EP which I just can’t get out of my head. Remember Jamie Cullum? I recently found a song that he recorded with Katie Melua called Love Cats and it’s just lovable!

(me) This is how beer interacts with music (c) Marina Scukina
(me) This is how beer interacts with music (c) Marina Scukina

Thanks to the happiest bunny of all, I’ve discovered the mighty London Freeshop and it has given me a lot of amazing free dresses for my absolutely dominant feminine side.

The reason I came to London was… (confetti and fanfares!) I wanted to explore the job market and opportunities in UK. No strings attached. And well, I must say it’s quite hard to find a job in London if you don’t have any UK based job experience. So – I postponed this attraction for a year. And, in a bit more than a week, I’m returning to my beloved Latvia, Riga and in the same evening of arrival I’m packing my bags really quickly and going to Valmiera, my 2nd home, to have my first lecture in Latvian this year. All of the others have been either in Portuguese or in English. I already know I’m gonna love this.

Ladyhawke (c) Marina Scukina
Ladyhawke (c) Marina Scukina

But no worries, London, I’m coming back on the 29th of October for almost a week. So probably next year will be quite a travel again – between Valmiera, Riga and London.

That’s it for now, keep your eyes peeled, more coming in just a few days!

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Porto-London-Riga-Valmiera and in between all that jazz

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