#fangirl in London: Ziggy Stardust Plaque

Fangirl, London, Travelling

For a #fangirl like me there is always a place to visit in London. Such a culturally and historically significant city has not only classical tourist attractions, but also destinations to different music, arts, and cinema lovers.

As a person, who can speak for hours about things that she LOVES, likes all the stuff around and about her interests, and have different plans for every weekend, I’ve come up with an idea of a series of posts about #fangirl places in London – a street from a popular movie, a setting from a classic English book, a tube station from an Instagram picture of a famous musician… Believe me, I have a long-long to-visit list!

Thus, I am dedicating the first post to Ziggy Stardust plaque in Mayfair. Located in a quiet place just near Regent’s Street and Piccadilly Circus, 15 Heddon Street is the place that appeared on David Bowie’s first conceptual album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (1972). It is also denoted as the place “where David Bowie’s alter ego, Ziggy Stardust, first arrived on Earth”.

Ziggy Stardust

46 years later, the place looks quite different – the walls are painted, there are a lot of fancy cafes around, and K.West sign (nothing to do with Kaney West though) is changed with a commemorative plaque for Ziggy Stardust.Fangirl in London Ziggy Stardust Plaque

15 Heddon St, Mayfair, London W1B

Nearest tube station: Oxford Circus or Piccadilly Circus

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Five random V in London facts / part four

London, Personal entries

1* Commuting in the city might be very tired and exhausting

2* There are so many non-touristic attractions for a fan girl like me, for instance,
a tube station at which Brian Molko met Stefan Olsdal

3* If you like anything in a shop, you need to grab it immediately – there is almost no chance you will find this product again even if you’ll come back on the same day

4* You can easily practice your French in posh areas of London

5* … and feel yourself lost somewhere between Italy, Greece, and Egypt in a variety of amazing museums with enormous collections of historical and art objects from all over the world. Travel around the world without leaving the bounds of one city!

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Five random V in London facts / part three

London, Personal entries

1* Busy is the new black

2* Wild nature is everywhere – life in London is so fascinating even for
foxes, squirrels, and mice

3* Every working day has at least one moment of perfection –
a view of London Skyline from an overground train. Even through it lasts
for one or two seconds, it always puts a smile on my face
and motivates me to do more and achieve more – I made it to my biggest dream, so I can do even bigger achievements.

4* My semolina porridge deserves a Michelin star

5* I am sooo springsick and want it to be warm and sunny as soon as possible!
I love London in any weather, but I want to do more and to wear all my pretty clothes!

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How I Met Stefan Olsdal from Placebo

Concerts, London, Music

Farewell, 2017! You were truly amazing, as my biggest dream – to move to London – finally came true! ❤ I also had a lot of great moments, saw Depeche Mode and Red Hot Chili Peppers, achieved a lot of goals, finished my Master studies, got a job, had projects, made memories!

I know I became quite rare with my blog post, you know, life (especially working life) in L. is very busy, but I’ll do my best to post more often!

So, I’d like to devote my very first blog post in 2018 to a very special day in my life – November 25, 2017.

To begin with, I’ve been a big fan of Placebo for 12 years, which makes a half of my life. Through these years Placebo and their music was always with me, in any period of my life, be it sad or happy.  I cannot understand people who say that Placebo’s music is depressing. They probably know only one song and judge by it. I myself think that Placebo have a song for every possible emotion and feeling a human can experience. I’ve been to three gigs and each was magical and unique for me. I’ve been smiling like mad at each concert and cried out of happiness and joy.

Depeche Mode @ The O2, London, 22.11.17

Concerts, London, Music

Dreams come true in London – I have seen one of my most favorite bands in the whole music world – Depeche Mode – for the second time. And not simply somewhere, but at the amazing O2 Arena!

The O2 is totally unbelievable and amazing venue – organization and security are at the highest level, the whole venue looks like a shopping mall or an airport with shops, bars, and restaurants, everything is modern, as well as clean. Thanks to the amazing London Transport system, it took me only 20 minutes to get there from home, and at the North Greenwich Station concert goers were greeted by buskers playing Personal Jesus ❤

For the first time since I-don’t-remember-how-long-ago I’ve been in the seating area. But look at this view!!:

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Hello Hello

London, Personal entries

Hi everybody!

It has been a long time since my last post.
Time flies fast when in London. And it flies very productive!
Since my last blog entry, I:
* got a job in the fashion industry! Check our comfortable and stylish products on Anatomic Shoes website
* went to Depeche Mode concert
* met Stefan Olsdal from Placebo
* visited the Sherlock Holmes museum
* was celebrity hunting for Martin Freeman
* saw to much wild life in my area, including a fox family
* saw snow in London
* was asked for a selfie with an Indian tourist on the London Bridge
* continued modeling
* had my first photosession in London
* found a perfect Arctic Monkeys sweatshirt
* visited several bonfire nights where they were playing Muse
* made new friends, including dog friends
* and more more more …..

Now it’s time to prepare separate posts for the highlights! Stay tuned!

October Top-3 for new tech girls

IT & Technology, Publications

Today on Riga TechGirls’ blog not about pumpkins and scary costumes, but about how not to be scared of coding and learning new things. Starting from today we will share useful educational articles, resources, and websites for those wanting to learn technology or polish their IT skills. So grab a cup of coffee or tea and be prepared for something new and cool! And be sure to follow our blog, which I am curating 🙂

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https://medium.com/@RigaTechGirls/october-top-3-e7776b179391

Written and edited by Veronika Suhareva.

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.