Birthday girl in London

London, Personal entries

Last week I turned 24 years old (Yay!). As I’ve been dreaming for a very long time, I spent this birthday in the most amazing city in the world – London.

My day started with a lot of deliveries from my friends in Riga and Tallinn.

I also got a Ticketmaster gift card, which I spent on Depeche Mode ticket (<3), congratulations on the radio, and it was my paydaaaay. After my birthday I also received a postcard with a lovely poem about me and London!

For this special day I’ve decided to take a cable car ride above Thames (ommmg so high) with my new friends. After that we also visited spotless and enormous Canary Wharf.

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Five random V in London facts / part two

London

1* Yay, great tea could be found in small local shops!
2* Better do not go into Baltics grocery stores or you will end up spending more money on some sweets and drinks than on your weekly grocery shopping
3* There is someone giving a concert every single day. Thanks to my friends I’m going to see DEPECHE MODE already next month! ❤
4* There is plenty of birthday special offers and gifts. I even got a five pounds worth voucher to The Body Shop!
5* Australians are very friendly indeed 🙂

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Five random V in London facts / part one

London

1* Yes, I am actually living in London, and my photographs aren’t photoshopped 😀

2* Even after 2.5 weeks it’s still strange when random people
call you darling or even my love

3* Food is many times more tasty in UK than in Latvia. Grocery shopping is my favorite activity from now, and even through I need to carry three (!!!) large bags from another borough, I manage to spend less money and get more food than back in Riga

4* However, I found it difficult to find a decent tea, as supermarkets are selling mostly the same variety of teas, and I have to go to a Polish shop to buy Lipton tea lol

5* For your tea evenings you can get a full bag of great books (not just cheap pulp fiction with unknown titles) in a charity shop for just four pounds

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Valerija Makijenko for Riga TechGirls

IT and Technology, Photosessions, Publications, Without category

Let me introduce our second article for Riga TechGirls:
You add a lot of value when working in technology field – an interview with Valerija Makijenko by Evita Lune. Editing and photography by Veronika Suhareva.

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https://medium.com/@RigaTechGirls/you-add-a-lot-of-value-when-working-in-technology-field-20ae39e1da57