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The case of the missing case…

Had a lovely three weeks in the Czech Republic. Flew back from Prague to Edinburgh airport on Monday evening. Good old Ryanair, the cattle truck of the sky. We went to retrieve our cases from the baggage carousel, and waited….then waited some more. By now the place was filling up with sweaty bodies, all wanting […]

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Zelny Salat…

Greetings from Hradec Kralove! Well the language barrier seems to be getting bigger, not smaller here. I had a conversation with a lady behind a meat/cheese/salad counter yesterday. It started badly, then got worse and ended up a car crash. I was glancing at the coleslaw, all different kinds and it all looked a bit […]

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Bubbles?

Back in the Czech Republic for awhile. We had a fantastic storm last night. Something straight out of a horror movie. Dr Frankenstein would have loved it. The wind started to howl, amazing lightening flashed and thunder literally did shake the building. Today though, has been very hot and beautiful. We walked to the shops […]

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Birds

I was watching the birds feeding in the garden. I don’t know what they are, big ones, small ones, pigeons, all happily chomping away. Got me thinking we all could take a lesson from our little feathery friends, all different, all together as one… not bothering each other just getting on with life. Then this […]

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Peach!

Greetings once again from the Czech Republic. Just a quick blog today. Been a very busy time here with the grandson having tests in hospital but looking good so far. Three days ago I was wearing shorts and a tee shirt basking in 24 degree heat and warm nights. Now it’s cold. Minus 1 last […]

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Passport.

MY PASSPORT IS BRAND NEW, BUT I LOOK ALL OUT OF KILTER THAT SHADOW ACROSS MY NOSE, GIVES ME A TASH LIKE ADOLF HITLER IS THAT MY FACE? BLANK AS PAPER, NO SMILE OR LAUGHING EYES? SHOULD BE IN A SHOP WINDOW, A MANNEQUIN IN DISGUISE HOW DID THEY LET ME OUT OF THE COUNTRY? […]

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Add Title

Start writing… Sometimes that is easier to do than you think, for me anyway, the page is blank. Then my mind starts to wonder…who invented cheese? Who first decided that a horse should wear a shoe? Why do we say, ” Luck of the Irish ” when they haven’t had any? Just famine, death and […]

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STONE FACES AND BEER.

Dobry den! (that’s hello in Czech) I know it’s been a few days but here I am, in the very pretty small city of Hradec Kralove in the Czech Republic. Its about fifty miles from the Polish border, give or take. If someone had said a few years ago I would be visiting the Czech […]

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Road trip.

Going on a little road trip in these covid times is a bit of a strange thing to do but off we go. The reason we are going is my daughter lives in the Czech Republic. She had my grandson in the UK but he was quite ill so they stayed for six months. The […]