Thursday, February 19, 2009

Baltic Days

At this time of year, when the temperature goes up the snow invariably comes down. After things peaked at a semi-tropical high of two degrees on Tuesday, I woke up the following day to the sight of snowflakes twirling past my window. This morning the streets - and my shoes - are covered with brown salt, the back of my newly-washed trousers splattered with grey, slushy water.


Cardiac Marketer said...

Read your posting with great interest. I have just returned to the USA after 15 months in Riga. To say it was an impactful experience is an understatement.

You are not alone, my friend. Actually, I worked out at the Rimi office on Deglava Iela. Our analyst is also a Brit, from Norwich.

I think his football team hovers continually at the edge of relegation. He might need some cheering up.

Hang in there, and stay warm!

Dallas, Texas, USA

Michael said...

Cheers for the comment. Your analyst is in an even worse footballing position than me - though maybe not for long.

TeeTotallyNot said...

that pic might have been taken in Berlin...
it's been coming down for almost 48 hours non-stop now, just not sure what "it" is.. certainly not snow anymore..
dirty season in just about any sense..

Myeral said...

Ever thought of applying for a job with the Latvian tourist board?

Michael said...

They turned me down. Too cheery, apparently.