25 Oct 2017

We Are Golden

Recently it is impossible to leave home without wearing gloves and a warm scarf, the skies are back to the usual grey, and when you think that there's only two months (TWO MONTHS, people!) left until the Christmas, I get scared how incredibly fast time flies. 


20 Oct 2017

L'Automne à Vilnius

After a period that looked like prelude to the Deluge, we finally got to experience some sunny and warm days (or afternoons, more likely). During days like these, you can really appreciate all the beauty of this season. The smell of fallen leaves, damp trees, and crisp wind makes you shiver both with cold and delight!


17 Oct 2017

City on the Border: Narva

Just two weeks ago I was again standing in Vilnius Bus Station with a packed suitcase and tickets in my hand, ready for yet another adventure. I can assuredly say that this year Estonia was my destination No. 1. Having visited Tartu, Tallinn, and Viljandi multiple times, I was very happy to have a chance to see another Estonian city called Narva.



15 Oct 2017

Undinė Radzevičiūtė - Kraujas mėlynas

Naujausias Undinės Radzevičiūtės romanas Kraujas mėlynas (Lietuvos rašytojų sąjungos leidykla, 2017) ant spintelės lovos galvūgalyje gulėjo nuo knygų mugės, kur jį ir įsigijau. Atvirai pasakius, pasiryžti skaityti šią knygą buvo sunku. Priežastys net kelios: 180 taip ir neįveikiau, o Žuvys ir drakonai mane prieš keletą metų tiesiog privertė parašyti tokį atsiliepimą. Kaip ištikima U. Radzevičiūtės kūrybos kelio sekėja (patyrinėkit įdėmiau foto apačioje) pasijutau bestovinti kažkokioj kryžkelėj: po to, kai ši autorė miniromanus iškeitė į maksi, pasikeitė ne tik tekstų ilgis, bet ir pats kalbos sodrumas, dingo sakinių kondensato įspūdis, kur kiekvienas žodis buvo it kulka. Taip sakant, pasigedau to, kas mane anksčiau prie šios rašytojos kūrybos ir traukė. Todėl Kraujas mėlynas man tapo tokiu slenkstiniu kūriniu. Taip arba ne. 



8 Oct 2017

MADAME EN VACANCES VIII: Tastes of France

When travelling, my philosophy is very simple: tasting local foods is as important as visiting "must see" points on the map. Moreover, skipping food in the context of France should be considered a crime! That's why the last post about my and my husband's vacation is all about the local French cuisine that we discovered and enjoyed!


6 Oct 2017

MADAME EN VACANCES VII: Marvellous French Alps

There is this saying, that if you want to know the real face of a person, go to the mountains together. It is indeed an environment that somehow lets you be who you truly are. When we planned our trip to France, I really wanted for us to go to the French Alps. Although my husband has been there previously, he gladly accepted my proposition and we made the town of Chamonix Mont Blanc our last stop in France.


2 Oct 2017

MADAME EN VACANCES VI: Les merveilles d'Ardèche

Although today is not a "Throw Back Thursday", in my opinion Monday is a very appropriate time to dive into the vacation memories. Especially, when these memories are from France! So, let's continue with my series of Madame en Vacances. Today I want to tell you about the time that we passed in the region of Ardèche.

1 Oct 2017

It's #Kaunastic!

Apparently, Indian Summer is over and we dived back into the murky gloom of typical Lithuanian autumn. Luckily, I listened to my (usually quite off-balance) sixth sense and ushered my husband and my sister to Kaunas, to enjoy the last day of September and sunshine.