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April 10th 2007
Published: August 9th 2007
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Coloured eggs for Easter.
Here are some pictures from Easter weekend in Liepaja, in the West of Latvia. We were staying with Lelde's family on a farm in the countryside. It was pretty cold-it snowed a bit on Easter day. In Latvia, it is a tradition on Lieldiena(Lit. Big Day) to colour eggs by wrapping them in muslin parcels and adding leaves, flowers and anything else, then boiling them in water with lots of onion skins- nice results this year.
We also played a lot of Novus, a traditional Latvian game with a sqaure wooden table with a circular whole in each corner. It 's a bit like snooker/billiards, as the aim is to get your coloured wooden discs into the holes by striking them with the main, larger piece called the govs( pronounced gooavs and meaning cow).

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Some of the effects acheived by colouring.
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The long and winding road

Most roads,it seems, in the countryside in Latvia are unsealed.

Ever wondered what a cat looks like naked?
Cat paw.Cat paw.
Cat paw.

These are sphinx cats- Lelde's sisters'.

We spent plenty of time around this hoop with cold, whipping winds.

14th May 2007

What is that?!!
hey guys, those eggs look really cool, lelde i didnt know you were a farmer chick! As for the cat i really don't know where to start!...............

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