A couple of years ago I bought a pair of felt boots in a shop on Stiklių St in Vilnius.
The shop sold clothes, hats, and bags – all made from felt.
The hats and bags were amazing but the boots caught my eye as I had read about them in a magazine at home. So I bought a pair and when Winter came back in England they kept my feet as warm as toast as we Brits say.
The next year I went back planning to buy a pair for my partner but the shop had gone to be replaced by a delicatessen and coffee shop called Mamma Mia.
Unfortunately you could only by the wine by the bottle, until now.
I went back in June and chatting to Lainona (who owns the business with Martynas and who you can just see in the bottom photograph) discovered they had got their licence to serve wine by the glass just that week.
That was very welcome news as there’s nothing nicer than a glass of Sauvignon Blanc on a hot Summer’s day. This is definitely on my list of places to drop into on my next visit.