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Thank-you and Goodnight!

Today is my final day in the Golden City. Everything except the laptop is packed neatly into one very large truck and I am sitting on the floor of my apartment with nothing more to do aside from post my final blog. The apartment (not ‘flat’ FYI – I quickly learned that only the UK … Continue reading

Save the Last Dance

I recently went to a Ballet class at my gym. I don’t normally dance but last week I read that if we want bodies like dancers – long, lean muscles, and the ability to do the splits –  we should exercise like them.  Out with spinning/cycling (big thighs), body pump (new-look Jodie Marsh) and horse … Continue reading

No wine or chocolate – except when I deserve either

Hello all and apologies for the long silence. I’ve been a busy bee over the last few weeks trotting around Europe celebrating Christmas and New Year with friends and family, and my wedding anniversary with hubby. Since being back in Prague I’ve been under the weather with an uncommonly harsh common cold – too much drinking … Continue reading

Ah – Blog Friends

How things change. About a year ago I was blog-less (and to be honest, rather considered blogs to be the preserve of people without fully functioning social abilities). How wrong I was. The blog has actually been a brilliant way to meet people in Prague, and to keep in touch with friends elsewhere.  Who knew? … Continue reading

A lesson in frugal living (Part 2 of 2)

When I left you (on Tuesday evening) my frugal-challenge was going relatively well.  I should warn you, it took a turn for the worse. Much of the week carried on as planned, with some minor set backs. For instance, one day, in a desperate bid for a non-muesli breakfast I bought a croissant AND a cheeky coffee between the gym and work. Bad … Continue reading

A lesson in frugal living (Part 1 of 2)

This week I am undertaking a little social experiment.  I decided to join some friends in trying to live for a week on under £20 (595 czk in case you were wondering – let’s call it 600). This was prompted by a (fairly old) article by Stuart Jeffries at the Guardian in which he tried to … Continue reading

This is not just any blog

Earlier this week I reached an important marker in my expat life. A real milestone. A turning point. I went to M&S Food on Wenceslas Square. I have avoided this for the past thirteen months for a few reasons. Part of me (the weird part that makes up demanding rules by which to live, according to … Continue reading

Winter Running

This time of year it is easy to feel good about yourself in Prague.  Merely poking your head outside, as the days shorten and the temperatures tumble quickly, is enough to make you feel like a heroic arctic explorer.  For those of you who don’t live in Prague (or, quite sensibly, have not ventured outside recently) … Continue reading

My brush with the Czech authorities

Before you read any further I would like to make it clear at the outset that i do not have a criminal record. I have never been in trouble with the police in Czechland, the UK, or anywhere else. The height of my criminal exploits was getting thrown out of a party at the British Embassy in … Continue reading

Remember Movember. Or “All good blog posts start with some inane chat about the weather”

Ah, November is here.  For some autumnal joy have a look at my Flickr page, including snaps from my recent stroll through the forest near Karlštejn.  I felt the winter creeping on this morning though.  I’d meant to go for a run early this morning but the chilly cloud of frozen fog that had wrapped its sneaky … Continue reading

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