15 January – Why does the wind still blow

Do you ever go to the contest? If so, are there countries you wouldn’t visit because they’re too expensive, too distant or just too loony? Are you would you be happy with anywhere?

Our friends in Norway have a very high standard of living, and things can be quite expensive. Beer for example. So if you’re from a country where the cost of living is less, visiting Norway can be quite a shock. Take Latvia for example. Today’s birthday girl Aisha (née Aija Andrejeva) must have been taken aback when she arrived on Oslo. Not completely, because the performers get access to some free stuff – you’ll know if you’ve ever been to an opening party. At the contest, things didn’t quite go according to plan, but she still got points from Estonia and Finland in her semi-final. She should probably blame the non-speaking Uncle Joe.

Aisha is 38 today.

Daudz laimes dzimšanas dienā, Aisha!