Monthly Archives: December 2011

Winter bird & a fluffy poodle

For our last walk of 2011, Mirinda decided we’d all go to Hankley. Although grey and grim, it was still very beautiful. Oddly, a lot of other dog walkers must have thought the same thing because we saw more people … Continue reading

Posted in Gary's Posts | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Colour switch foam

Today was my second visit to Sandra, the physiotherapist. I was dreading it. The movement in my wrist doesn’t seem significant to me. I have been completing the exercises when possible but just haven’t felt they were working very well. … Continue reading

Posted in Gary's Posts | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Prague on film

Today was, basically, about the poodles. We picked them up from the kennel. They went insane. We took them for a walk up to the castle. They went insane. I gave them a bath. They remain insane. A selection of … Continue reading

Posted in Gary's Posts | Tagged , | 2 Comments

Czech’ing out

Well, so much for Prague. Here we are, home again in lovely sunny England. Our whole trip was dogged with grey skies with mere glimpses of nice weather. The plane started to enter British airspace, the clouds parted and glorious … Continue reading

Posted in Gary's Posts, Prague 2011 | Tagged | 1 Comment

Bones of the 40,000

Now I’ve seen quite a few strange things on my various travels but few compare with the ossuary at Sedlec. I saw a piece on the television years ago which featured it but had completely forgotten about it until we … Continue reading

Posted in Gary's Posts, Prague 2011 | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

All about the hats

I’m not a big fan of ballet. I can never quite get over all the little separate dances which tend to stall the story somewhat. I mean while the entire premise for Swan Lake is a bit odd, at least … Continue reading

Posted in Gary's Posts, Prague 2011 | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Merry English Christmas

There’s one thing worse than ingesting four separate varieties of fish for Christmas Eve dinner…when they swim back upstream in the middle of the night. I woke up, sometime during the dark, all hot and sweaty. We haven’t had the … Continue reading

Posted in Gary's Posts, Prague 2011 | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Merry Czech Christmas

I haven’t reported on the shower. I shall do so now. The most disconcerting thing about the the bathroom is that it is all glass. The walls around it and internal the walls around the shower and toilet. These latter … Continue reading

Posted in Gary's Posts, Prague 2011 | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Partly naked Alice

We thought the marionettes doing opera was bizarre enough but tonight we witnessed a truly surreal performance at the Black Light Theatre. We saw an ad for the show yesterday. It promised a fantastic trip beyond Wonderland for little Alice … Continue reading

Posted in Gary's Posts, Prague 2011 | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Opera with strings

It’s a bitter pill to swallow when you’re taken for a mug by some scammer. When you pride yourself on being careful and not falling for their tricksy ways, it’s not just bitter but about the size of a horse … Continue reading

Posted in Gary's Posts, Prague 2011 | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments