Author Archives: EllieGee

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Following the road...

Wherever the time goes

Spring is finally showing intermittent signs of its imminent arrival, and our idyllic time in Herefordshire has drawn to a close for now. Winter blew back in with a little too much enthusiasm on the weekend we moved though. The … Continue reading

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Adjusting

Now Twelfth night has passed and we are well into a New Year, we’ve already broken a resolution… to get back into the blogging habit. We’ll attempt to remedy that starting now. However, we have so far kept the resolution … Continue reading

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Answers to some frequently asked questions

By way of an initial reflection on our year and a half on the road, here are some answers to the questions we were most often asked on the road. What is your favourite place? This is the question that … Continue reading

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Trying to see with fresh eyes

Why have we headed back to the UK now when winter’s approaching fast? You’re asking. We’re asking ourselves the same question! We were planning this return in late autumn for several reasons (finances, not wanting to spend another winter in … Continue reading

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Going back to Český Krumlov

I first visited Český Krumlov on a chilly spring weekend in the early 90s with a friend who was teaching in Prague at the time. We fell for its fairytale atmosphere, zany painted tower, the uneven windy cobbled lanes, crumbly … Continue reading

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Bouncing Czech – lots of beer and lots of fish

After our visit to the Tatra Museum in Kopřivnice, we headed west to Olomouc, still in the Moravia region. A city of around 100,000 people, we had heard that it was less discovered than some of the popular South Bohemian … Continue reading

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Red sandals

Once there was carefree laughter red sandals worn on a summer day your hopes and dreams for the future in your heart Your daughter by your side You carefully painted your names on your suitcases and packed your best things … Continue reading

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