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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

Almost Nashledanou

A friend that I haven’t spoken to in some time emailed me the other day. Why he demanded Why have you not written your blog for months? Crikey I thought – I’d better get on it… There are a number of explanations for my blogging lapse: that lovely alliterative syndrome “bloggers’ block” has a fair … 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

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

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

There’s Nothing Quite Like a McDonald’s

A few weeks ago hubby and I were well and truly trollied after a jolly night out in Prague. We were stumbling our way home, and wobbled past McDonald’s. In my tipsy haze the golden arches called out to me and I decided that this would be the perfect time to indulge in my annual Maccy … 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

Make Do and Mend

Earlier this week a button came off my coat. This has irritated me for two main reasons: Firstly, it was a new coat, that I bought from Mango (name and shame) last week. I don’t like high street fashion as a general rule as I think it’s a false economy, and things like this prove my point … Continue reading

The Giggle Loop

So I’ve signed myself up for a series of life drawing classes.  I’m not quite sure why.  Somewhere inside it made sense to try to calm down an already busy lifestyle by taking on another extra-curricular commitment.  My mum mentioned recently that she was surprised by how ‘industrious’ (aka chaotic) I have become.   So am … Continue reading