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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

Modern legend David Christof

I recently interviewed ultra-runner and modern legend David Christof. We met up about a week after I ran the Prague half marathon, which had gone very well. A very good friend sent me some sound advice on my way to meet Christof: Don’t, under any circumstances try to impress him with your half marathon time. … Continue reading

“An Ace Caff with Quite a Nice Museum Attached” (Saatchi & Saatchi, on the V&A)

Last night I went to the opening of the Middle East Europe exhibition at DOX, one of my favourite galleries in Prague. My review is now live on Expat.cz – click here to view. This new exhibition considers the impact of modern media on wars and ethnic conflicts, focusing on the Arab-Israeli tension.  It presents the modern … Continue reading

There are two types of people in the world

It was snowing in Prague 2 at 7.15 this morning. I know as together with hubby, I was outside running in it.  I mentioned a while ago that one of my over ambitious new year resolutions was to run four half marathons in 2012. As if this wasn’t enough, I decided to schedule the first one for March, just … Continue reading

Mmmmm…New boots

I have a mega crush. Sorry hubby, you’re lovely but I have a new infatuation now. My new boots. I had a horrible day the other day so, instead of doing anything rational to solve it, I had a G&T (in keeping with the January resolution of not drinking unless I really deserve it) and … Continue reading

Vaclav Havel – One Of The Good Guys

Today Vaclav Havel passed away at the age of 75, after a long period of illness.  This former dissident playwrite come political activist and the first president of a free Czechoslovakia has a special place in all Czech hearts, especially those old enough to remember the Velvet Revolution. It is perhaps hard for a British audience to fully … 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

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

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