Many thanks to my language teachers Sigita (at VDU in Kaunas) and Loreta and Beata in the UK. Also my friends and colleagues in Lithuania who have put up with my attempts to speak Lithuanian and encouraged me. One of my UK teachers said my language was good enough that I wouldn’t starve in a village. I take that as a compliment!
Thanks also to contributions from a “fellow traveller” blogging as “kindadukish“