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Discovering Krkonoše National Park, The Czech Republic

I have visited this National Park several times and, having lived in the Czech Republic for more than a decade, thought I knew what to expect of it. But a recent family trip proved to me how wrong I was.... Continue Reading →


I’m a runner, apparently?

Yes! I did it, C25k completed. Ok, at the moment, it's more like couch to 30 minutes, but I still can't believe it. When I think back to the first week of this program, when I was out of breath... Continue Reading →

C25k: Progress

First things first, no those aren't my legs, maybe one day. For now I am into week 6 of the Couch to 5k training plan and I am loving it. Apart from a short break, due to a back spasm,... Continue Reading →

Grumpy Man in Legoland

This title was my prediction for the trip. A grumpy bugger, with a bad back, driving for hours, then walking for a couple of days surrounded by other people's screaming children. Sounds like a recipe for disaster, doesn't it? Well,... Continue Reading →

Thin Skin

Don't laugh, don't joke. Don't criticise or question. It seems these days, so many people are suffering from a lack of strength. The thin skinned, the snowflakes, whatever title they are given they seem to take offence at everything. Those... Continue Reading →

Running! Who Me?

Running? Me? Really? Come on! Yes, really! It's only the beginning, but, at least, I have begun. Inspired by my sister to join the Couch to 5k challenge. I'd never heard of it before, but when I did, something clicked... Continue Reading →

Crank – 4 Ways

Feeling bad-tempered, so don't wind me up. I could get weird, with too much stimulation. . . Daily Prompt: Crank © Neil Hayes and neilsworldofenglish

Foreign: Just a word

Foreign. What's your first thought? The answer will tell you a lot about yourself. Does it strike you with fear? Or does it evoke a sense of wonder? It covers most places in the world, most people, most everything. For... Continue Reading →

Follow the flow

Following the flow of a meandering river has to be one of the most enjoyable and relaxing ways to spend your time. You come across so much, if you are paying attention. Nature, wildlife, civilisation and, if you are unlucky,... Continue Reading →

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