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Potted Expat Wisdom

Last week was a year since I moved to Prague. I missed this anniversary entirely, but refuse to acknowledge a calender malfunction as a reason not to celebrate.  Whilst still relatively ‘green’ in Prague-expat terms, I think I have now been here long enough to (i) be ashamed of my limited Czech (ii) understand how trams work and … Continue reading

Put the Kettle On

Ah – tea.  This is a matter of crucial importance to many Brits and I am no exception.  I am of the opinion that a good cuppa can solve many of the world’s ills, or at least delay having to actually deal with them.  Tea is a matter close to my heart, and so I … Continue reading

Neighbours. Everybody needs good neighbours.

Tonight, I am going to do something I have never ever done before in my adult life.  I am going to invite my neighbours to a social event.  I know – crazy. I say I have never done this in my adult life as, when we were kids my sister and I used to invite … Continue reading

No sparrows. Sack optional. Maitrea vegetarian restaurant in Prague 1

Recently I discovered a lovely restaurant just around the corner from my flat – Maitrea.  It’s veggie but don’t let that put you off – it’s not too horribly wholesome or full of people wearing sacks instead of proper clothes.    In a city where chicken is sometimes the veggie option, it was great to find this little gem, for … Continue reading

BeenThere. Done that.

I seem to have the best time visiting cities when I’m with someone who actually lives there.  I’m not always very good left to my own devices for a weekend.  I get a bit flustered under all of the time pressure – the requirement to use 48 hours effectively enough to see all the sites as … Continue reading

Simply messing about in boats

I had a my pal ‘Pal’  out to stay with me in Prague this weekend (I don’t know when we started calling each other Pal, but we do, so just go with it).  It’s great having people over from the UK. They bring out all the important stuff like Grazia and the Evening Standard.  I now know all about Jen’s new … Continue reading

Jdi do Prčice

Last weekend I joined 19,000 people on the Prague- Prčice walk with my friend K.  Don’t worry, I hadn’t heard about it either.  Turns out that this is a very Czech affair, slightly too obscure to be widely known about overseas, or even within the wider expat community in Prague.  The full trek is 70 km, … Continue reading

Friends with no Friends? – Roberts Wine in Karlin

I had a very successful friend-date this weekend.  Actually, it was a multiple-friend-date with some of the Prague-based ladies in my life.  As I mentioned right at the outset of this blog  making friends in a new city where you don’t know a soul and don’t really speak the language, is no mean feat. It’s a … Continue reading

Surprise! – The Pind in Vinohrady

 This weekend some of our friends from the UK paid us a surprise visit.  Actually, I was in on the surprise, but hubby was in the dark until Friday evening when they arrived and we did a bit of jumping about whilst shouting “Surprise”, which I am pretty sure gave it away.  We had a … Continue reading