What Have the Baltics Ever Done For Us?

It’s easy to forget what we owe others, when we’re busy listing our grievances, or counting our blessings, or hoarding our resources. In a hot debate on Europe, and more particularly, where it begins and ends, an otherwise temperate friend recently complained “why should we care about the Baltic states, what value are they to … Continue reading What Have the Baltics Ever Done For Us?

Drought and Deluge

As weather folklore tells us, if it rains on St Swithin’s day ( July 15th ) it will rain for 40 days after. Well in July 2019 it did just that and it’s been raining here ever since. For many of us the persistent precipitation just adds to the metaphorical storm clouds that hung over our … Continue reading Drought and Deluge