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FINE MAN.

25-11-16. The 25TH BCSA Annual Dinner. Hosted at the Radisson Blu Edwardian Bloomsbury Street Hotel. From 18-30. Orange Juice for Me. After Pivo, a Few Hours Earlier. Ready For Food. Talk with Friendly People. Among them Czech. Plus a Member of Czech Heritage. Often Seen at the Dvorak Society. People Here Also. From the Rest of the UK. Warwick, Tunbridge Wells, etc.

Meal Starts 19-45. On Table 11. Table Consists of Many Friendly & Outgoing. Young Slovak Students. Plus Czech & UK. Very Interesting Conversations. Meal Starts with Carpaccio Of Organic Salmon in Soy Sauce with Fennel & Pickled Ginger Salad, Wasabi Mayonnaise. Bread, Water & White Wine Accompaniment. Must Add Thanks of Wine Donated by Peter Major. Plus Pivo by Budweiser Budvar UK.

Meal Continues with Red Wine Braised Chicken with Portobello Mushroom & Mashed Potato. A Delight !.

To Finish Warm Apple Tart with Vanilla Ice Cream & Toffee Sauce. Coffee & Chocolates.

A Good Raffle with Prizes. Incl…

CURED IN PRAHA.

22-10-16. Over the Years. Best Seen Concert,s. The Cure, are Alway,s Mentioned. For My Last Night in Praha. Opportunity to See Them. Cannot Be Missed. Cure Played Here in 2008. Then the Sazka Arena. Now Re Named the O2 Arena. Recent Home Of Beloved Hokej Team. H C Sparta Praha.

Doors Open 1800, ish !. Vast Arena. Makes My Hometown. Sheffield Arena. Tiny in Comparison. Seated Second Row, From the Back. No Bad Seat Here Though. Good Viewing Everywhere. Support Act, Twilight Sad. Revelation. Scottish Band. Play Fine Set. Lead Singer, James Graham. Stating They are Drunken Glaswegians. Still, Thanking Praha Fans. For Coming Early. Plus Speaking Czech. Was Appreciated.

Where Do I Start. About The Cure !. From First Appearance at 20-10. To End in Three Hours. Including Three Encores !.
Robert Smith, Simon Gallup, Jason Cooper, Roger O Donnell & Reeves Gabrels. Take a Bow. Good as Ever. Like a Good Vintage, Improves with Age !.

Great Light Show. With Two Huge Screens. The Cure Set Beg…

TLUSTA KOALA.

22-10-16. Due to Engineering Work on Metro Line C. On Consecutive Weekends. I Changed My Travel. Used Bus 197 - Smichov.
Replacement Bus was Available. Between Kacerov - Hlavni Nadrazi. Just Easier on Bus 197.

Before Evening,s Entertainment. Decided to Eat. At Tlusta Koala. Senovazna 8. 110 00. Praha 1. Very Busy. Many Tables were Reserved. If Not were taken. Great Buzz, about the Place. Praha Folk. Being Happy & Relaxed.

Wood Panel Walls. Lighting Convulsive. For Dining, Drinking & Conversation. Fine Quick & Attentive Service. Dined on, Well Prepared. Plus in My Opinion, Superb. Champignon Rosotto. With Parmesan. A Large Cerne Staropramen. Quenched My Thirst. Finished with Good Coffee. Impressed.

NARODNI MUZEUM.

21-10-16. Over to Mala Strana. Liked By Me. For Some, Too Many Tourist,s !. Plenty of Quiet Haven,s there. That it Never Appear,s Relevant.

Have Sun Dried Tomato & Cheese Sandwich. From Bread Gap. Eaten at Near By Petrin Hill. Before a Walk Round Kampa Island. Bohemian,s Doing Their Community Action Spot. With My Sparta Hat On. Reckon They Need the Practice !.

Czech Museum of Music. At the Moment They are Preparing New Exhibition. Had No Time in June. For the Josef Suk Display. On Arrival. A Delightful Piano Display. For a Group Of Teenager,s. Up Stair,s Over Numerous Room,s. Fine Collection of Different Instrument,s. Period to Recent Times. Guitars, Wind, Harpsichord & Piano.

Pride Of Place. For Me. The Piano of Filip Topol. Member of Acclaimed Band, Psi Vojaci. Donated by Brother. Jachym Topol. Admired Czech Author. Well Worth the Visit. Just To See this One Item. Have Conversation with Charming Older Attendant. He was a Airman. Said He Visited Many Air Shows in the UK. …

WISH TO INVENT STEAM ENGINE.

21-10-16. Go to I P Pavlova. Then Visit. Once it was the Police Museum. Ke Karlovu 462 / 20. 120 00. Praha 2. Now it Hold,s the Treasure,s of A Dvorak. Have Once Visited the Museum. Many Moon,s Ago. A Lot of Water has Gone Under the Bridge, Since Then !.

Now a Dvorak Society Member. So Come From a Different Prospective. Lady on Desk. Very Informative & Polite. Could Have Stayed Here All Day !. Museum is Compact. Though Crammed With Fact,s !. Time to Remember Famous Dvorak Quote. Emphasizing His Love Of Train,s. " I Would Give All My Symphonies. To Have Invented the Steam Engine ". No Idle Boast !.

Amazing How Thing,s Work Out in Your Life !. Dvorak Enroll,s on Austrian State Scholarship. Member of on the Grant Committee. Is No Other then, Johannes Brahms !. Was Surprised Dvorak Only Stayed in the USA. For Three Years. Then Returned to Bohemia For Good. In September Visited Cambridge, UK. Gown in Museum Worn in Cambridge. On His Visit, 16 TH Of June 1891.

Many of Dvorak…

BOUGHT THE TEE SHIRT !.

20-10-16. Being Late. Search Party was put in Operation. Marcela, Lucy, Family + Good Pal "Chance". Went Over to Doymno, Looking For Me. Said Our Greeting,s. Showered & Changed. Head to Roztyly. 135 Bus To Sporilov.

On My 60 TH Birthday. Missed Out on Prvni Pivni Tramway. Much Work Still Going On. No Tram,s Yet !. Was Going to Buy Jirka ( Owner ), a Drink. He Too has Just Had a Birthday to Celebrate. He,s Not Here. No Problem. Still Well Looked After.

Bar is Full. Heavy Rock Music is Good. Plus Tennis is on TV. Start with Favourite, Matuska, Apollo Galaxy. Standing Room Only. Continue with Permon, Hopper El Dorado. IPA. Finish with Novelty. Half of Primator, Chipper Grapefruit Pivo. Refreshing Drink.

Another Enjoyable Visit. So Good I Had to Buy the Tee Shirt !. Back at Base Camp. Receive New,s From Brummie Michael. That The Mighty Sheffield Tiger,s. Have Beaten the Glasgow Tiger,s. To Progress to The Playoff Final. Makes the Evening Complete !.

THE GOLDEN SPINNING WHEEL.

30-9-16. Opening Concert in the Sheffield International Concert Season. Pre - Concert Talk. BBC,s Trisha Cooper. In Conversation with the Halle,s Artistic Director. Plus the New Assistant American Conductor. Jonathon Heyward. Supplied a Question. Trisha Seemed Confused. Halle,s Artistic Director. Knew Straight Away. Hardly Rocket Science !.

Jonathon Heyward Started Playing the Cello. Went to the Charleston County School. Where a Interest in Conducting was First Formed. Developed at the Boston Conservatory. Jonathon then Moved On to the London Royal Academy of Music. Only 23. He Takes up the Assistant Baton with the Halle Orchestra. His Debut is on the 10th Of November. Bridgewater Hall, Manchester. Interesting Point. That American Orchestra,s Rehearse All Week. Not So in the UK.

Three Year,s Ago The Opening Concert in the Season was Dvorak,s " Vodnik ". Tonight,s Opening Concert Makes Me Proud Again. Being a Dvorak Society Member. By the Halle. Is Another Dvorak Symphonic …

THE GAMES EUROPE PLAYS - BODY < > TECH.

20-8-16 Have Breakfast. Last Night, was the First in London. Of All Night Tube Services. Catch the Tube to Bow Street. Connect to Bow Church. London Dockland Railway ( Driver Less Trains ) - Cutty Sark. Visiting the Stephen Lawrence Gallery. The University of Greenwich. 2016 The Czech Government are Putting Science on the Map. The Czech Trade Centre, London are Part Sponsor,s of the Games Europe Plays - Body < > Tech Exhibition.

Exhibition Explores Our Body. How Hidden Bacteria can Link with Digital Technologies. Show Run by EUNIC London.

Was Met by Helpful Attendant. First Exhibit was " Corpus Nil and XTH Sense Technology ". By Marco Donnarumma. Which Registers Bio Acoustical Sounds. Caused by Movement Of Muscles, & Blood Flow. This is Coupled with a Machine & The Performer. Piece has a Weird Sound. Very Interesting.

Continue on to " The Good Night Lamp ". By Designswarm. Using 2G Mobile Connection. Lamp Shaped Like A House. Turning on the Lamp …

PROM 45. THE MAKROPULOS AFFAIR.

19-8-16. The Royal Albert Hall is a Fantastic Building. Full of History & Tradition. As a Musical Setting it cannot be Bettered. Taking Your Seat. You are Struck. How Vast the Area is. Plus there is the Unique. Large Standing Area. The Staff are Very Good Too. One Remarked on My Tie. Which I am Wearing with Pride. A 60 TH Birthday Present, from Radmila.

The Janacek Opera is in Three Acts. Story that Enfolds. Begin,s with Emperor Rudolf 11. Surrounded in His Court. By Alchemist,s etc. Get,s a Greek Physician. To Create a Elixir. To Give His 16 Year Old Daughter. Ever Lasting Life. Potion Does not Work at First. Physician is Thrown in to Prison.

When Elixir Kick,s in. She Becomes a Singer. Over Many Year,s. She Changes Her Name. Though All With the Moniker E M. By the Time it is 1922. She is Emilia Marty. Look,s Thirty. Though Really She is Over 360 Year,s Old !.

Act One is Set in a Lawyer,s Office. Where the Law Suit. Gregor v Prus is Played Out. Act Two on a Stage of a Large T…

PROMS EXTRA ( 45 ).

19-8-16. Check in to My Hotel. Villa Kensington Hotel. 10-11 Ashburn Gardens. Listen in My Room. To BBC Radio 3. Gustav Mahler. Symphony NO 1, in D Major. Tonight,s Leading Soprano. From Finland, Karita Mattila. Sings Richard Strauss, Four Last Songs, is also Heard.

Head to South Kensington Tube. Then take Large Underground Tunnel Walk. To the Royal Albert Hall. Have Watched & Heard So Many Prom Concerts. Now I Have a Ticket For My First Prom !. Prom is Number 45. The Janacek Opera " The Makropulos Affair. Sung in Czech.

Attend Prom Extra Talk. At Nearby Imperial College Union. Talk is By Nigel Simeone. Who Was in the Charles Mackerras Book. I Have Read. Have Time to Go in the Union Bar. Drink a Mug of Mocha Coffee. Plus for the Olympics. Windsor & Eaton Brew. " Maracana ". A Blonde Beer. Nice it is Too. On the Union Bar TV Screen. Rio Olympic,s Women,s Hockey. Gold Medal Match. Featuring the UK.

Talk Outside to another Concert Goer. Proms Extra Talk Begin…

JOSEF SUK. HOUSLE- MUJ OSUD.

26-6-16. Just Before Coffee at J J Murphys. Called in at Ceske Muzeum Hudby. Karmellitska. Praha 1. There is a Exhibition on Josef Suk ( 1929-2011 ). Titled " The Violin, My Destiny. Did Not Have Time to Go Round.

Though it Looks Very Interesting. Josef, Great Grandson of A Dvorak. Plus Grandson of Josef Suk. So Some Heritage Then. Many Mementos of His Life. The Instruments He Played. Including " Libon ", a Stradivari Violin. His Music played, Film Footage. Even His Large Model Car Collection.

Shame i could Not Attend. Though You Can. If You are in Praha. Exhibition Runs till 30 TH of September.

NINE HAPPY YEARS.

27-6-16. Nine Years Ago. My Friend, Marcela, Introduced Me to Someone. Who Changed My Life.
Since Meeting Radmila. The Last Nine Years, Have Made Me So Happy. Nothing Causes Me Any Problems. Anything is Possible.

On Friday 29 TH June 2007. Was Our First Meeting. The Blonde with the Clear Plastic Umbrella. Gave Me the Perfect Birthday Present. I Had Came to Praha For My Birthday. Which was at the Beginning of the Week.

To Mark Next Year. Being Ten Years. Needed to Give Her Something Special. Praha Zoo. Is One Of the Best Zoos in the World. Does Fantastic Work with Endangered Species. ie, The Przewalski Horses.
With News that the Zoo. Could Be Receiving Some Pandas. This Will Even Further Increase to the Zoos Attraction.

Being Foolish. Drank Too Much. The Day Before. Could Not Keep My Breakfast Down. Plus it is Still Too Hot. Not Feeling Too Good at All. Adopting a Animal at the Zoo. Is a Brilliant Gift.

Because of Radmila,s Love of Reading. Thought a Owl. Was a Perfect Choice.
B…

TAXI FOR NOVODVORSKA. PROSIM.

26-6-16. Relax & Read in Mystical Vysehrad. Friend Marketa. Is Showing Round a Group of Visitor,s Around. Round About the Same Time. Our Path,s Do Not Cross. Until She Spend,s Some Time. With Me Jimmy & Mick. In Bar Jama. Petrska 1551/23. Very Entertaining. Regales Interesting Stories. Very Good Company. Eat Mushroom / Cheddar Omelette. Idea is To Line My Stomach. For My Praha Pivo Tour Ahead. While in Jama Drink Good Kutna Hora Pivo. Marketa Gives Me Enchanting 60 TH Birthday, Musical Gift. She Takes Her Leave.

While We Head to Second Stop of Tour. Bar Napalme. Na Zertvach 877/32. Cellar Bar Located at Palmovka. One Of My Haunts. Drink Excellent Uneticky 10 % + Clock APA. Was Now Intending to Go to Prvni Pivni Tramway. Knew Work was Going on Outside. Did Not Know. That Trams Were Not Operating There !. All Road Up, on way to Sporilov. Bus,s Were Available. Though Dusk is Now Upon Us. Friends Did Not Fancy Hassle of Locating Bus Stops.

So it is on to Zly Casy. Downstairs …

TODAY WE DIE A LITTLE.

In My School Days. Was a Member of the Hallamshire Harriers. Maybe Because Of Seb Coe !. Enjoyed Road Running. So Did a Few of My School Teachers. While Reading the Independent. Was Attracted to Richard Askwith,s New Book. Richard is a Avid Runner. Plus a Former Independent Journalist. Author of " Feet in the Clouds ". His New Book is " The Rise & Fall of Emil Zatopek. Olympic Legend. Today We Die a Little ".

Book Title Eludes to Quote from Emil. Before the Olympic Marathon in Australia. In Blazing Heat !. Zatopek,s Greatest Accolade Among Many. Was Winning the 5000, 10,000 Metres + Marathon. In the Helsinki Olympics. His World Records, Emils Humanity & Training Methods. Superb to Say the Least.

Zatopek Had Many Critics. Very Unfair, I Think. People in Czechoslovakia. Had to Make Many Decisions. Some You Would Prefer Not To. Though You Had to Live, in These Times. People Not in This Situation. Cannot Make a Valued Judgement.
Emil,s Running Style was No…

NOT TO BE.

26-6-16. Walk Over Charles Bridge. Then Down to Kampa Island. My First Days in Praha. All Those Years Ago. Brought Me to J J Murphy,s. Trziste 4, 180 00, Praha 1. I Make No Apology,s. That it is Not a Czech Bar. Has Always Been a Main Stay For Me, in Praha. Good Times & Bad.

Bar is Gearing Up for The Rep Of Ireland v France, European Championship Game. All waiting Staff, Including Mine ( Annika ). Draped in The Green Of Ireland. Natty Headgear, etc. Because Of My Praha Pivo Tour, Later. Latte is Order of The Day. Wish Owner Luck with Game. It Was Not to Be. Even after Bright Start. Just Had to Include J J Murphy,s Though. Was Only Right. That They Be, in My 60 TH Birthday Celebrations.

20 AT 60.

25-6-16. Now the Highlight of My 60 TH Birthday. Meet Radmila From Work. Behind Horse. Speedway Supporter,s are a Bit Full On. Everybody Goes To the Track. Radmila is More Relaxed. We Can Have Time for Coffee & Talk. At Romantic, Style & Interior. Vodickova 35. Praha 1. She Gives Me Excellent Birthday Gifts. My Sister, Lyn. Has Made Radmila a Hat. Suits Her Fine. Everybody,s Happy. Catch Metro to Marketa.

Radmila Meets Jimmy & Michael. My UK Speedway Friends. Find Seats on Second Bend. Quite Proud Of My Self. Explain Everything to Her. Until She Realizes I Have not Got Riders Draw. Polska Fan From Behind. Soon Helps Me !.
Many People Criticize Marketa Racing. Track Has Been Improved. Racing is Top Draw. No Quarter Given. Cheering Czech, Vaclav Milik. Radmila Waves My Czech Flag. To Good Effect. Vaclav Rides His Bike to its Limits. Not as Quick As His Lucrative Opponents.

Riders Who Impress Me. Are Pole Zmarzlik, N K Iversen. And Back to Form Swede Lindgren. Most of the Cr…

BIRTHDAY KLUB.

25-6-16. I Am 60 !. Marcela Greets Me at Breakfast. With Bun. Complete with Lighted Candle !. Friend,s Over From The UK. They Had Rather a Late Night in the Praha Bar Museum. Recovering !.

Take My " Gypsy Porter " Gift,s From Room Fridge. Make My Way to Karlin. There is Sister Bar to Pivovarsky Dum. Six Beer,s Grace Pivovarsky Klub. Krizkova 272/17. 186 00 Praha 8. Reach Bar for 11-30 AM Opening !.

Radmila Working Very Hard. Still I Will See Her Later. Find it Hard to Pay For Much at Bar. Good Friend,s Indeed !. Drink Aparat. American Pale Ale. Bizon 14 %. Cizice. Plus, Mestansky Pivovar. Rebel IPA 14 %. Havlickuv Brod. Both Very Good. Michael Gives Me Pivovarsky Klub Glass. Birthday Present.

NOVODVORSKA SUNSET.

24-6-16. Tonight was a Planned Group Meal. Had to Abandon. Loved One,s Mother,s Ill. They Mean So Much to Me. So No Hardship to Eat Alone. Still Very Hot. Drink Pepsi. Eat Kureci Prso Gril. With Side Order of Mashed Potato. Very Tasty.

Really Like DI Carlo - Domyno. Fine Service. Relaxing. Good Vibe. Sun Descend,s. Apt to Finish with Domyno.s Homemade Raspberry Lemonade. Novodvorska Paradise !.

HUGE REGRET.

24-6-16. First Visit to Praha. Went to the First. Some Would Say the Finest Pivo Outlet. Pivovarsky Dum. Lipova 15. Praha. Distinctive Green Frontage. Close Friend,s Partner. Was Sounded Out, For Business Opportunity . Money Up Front. For New Bar Project. Decided Against. Still His Huge Regret Today !. Pivovarsky Dum. Took Off, Literary !.

Was Hoping for Max Pivero,s New Brew, a " Vienna Lager ". No Such Luck !. Food is Good Too Here. Not Wanting Much. Just Had Fine Jablecny Zavin. Drink Also Good, Small, Svetle Velke. Love The Tradition still in Use Here. On Paying Bill. Receive Flyer, Listed Bill + Business Card. Nice Touch.

Finish With Excellent, Small, Smooth, Morello Cherry, Pivo. So Good, Many Could Be Added. Still, Need to Rest from Heat. Plus Cool Down !.

ST CYRIL & ST METHODIUS CATHEDRAL.

24-6-16. Just up from the Dancing House. Is The St Cyril & St Methodius Cathedral. Resslova 9A. 120 00. Praha 2. Principal Orthodox of Ceske & Slovakia.
On the 18 th June 1942. Ceske & Slovakia Paratroopers. Were Cornered by The German Army. In the Cathedral Crypt. Fearsome Gun Battle Ensured. They Committed Suicide. Rather then Be Captured. Paratroopers Wanted for the Assassination of Reinhard Heydrich.

So i Have been to Leamington. Where the Czech Free Army were Based. Seen The Memorial. There Paratroopers Were Sent on Operation Anthropoid. The Cathedral Crypt was Journeys End. RIP.

RETRO 70,S & 80,S. BEST OF CSSR.

24-6-16. Wake up to 24 Hour. CZ TV Reporting on the UK,s Decision to Leave Europe. Democracy Has Spoken. Does Not Mean I Agree with it. UK Has No Government Leader, No Opposition. Markets Down, Pound Lower !.

Two Points Before End of Blog. First I Am Absolutely Disgraced in the Treatment of Polska. Slogans & Attacks. 79 Poles Fought From British Soil. Based in the 302,303 Polish Fighter Squadrons. Helping us in the Fight Against Fascism. Remember Your History !.

Second, There is Now a Opinion. That Immigration Will Stop. Got News For You. " They Will Still Keep Coming " !.


Though I am on Holiday. Back in My Beloved Ceske. Travel to Letna. Read Book. Am Greeted By Hopping Bird. Plus Bouncing Along. Brown, Big Eared Rabbit. Go to Iconic, Dancing House. For the Retro 70,s & 80. Best Of CSSR Exhibition.

Displays Of Housing Interiors. In This Period. Appliances & Brands. Lifestyle, Fashion & What Czechs Did to Unwind. Costumes Of Famous People. Model Of Kotv…

HOT CROSS ( TOASTED ) BUN.

23-6-16. Today is European Referendum in the UK. Will Abide with Result. Whatever Outcome. Did Postal Vote Before Leaving. This is How Democracy Works. Have Trepidation,s Though.

From My Travel Reviews & Blog Entry,s. Nothing has Attracted More Attention. Then the Crossclub. Plynami 23, Praha 7, 170 00. So Being a Landmark Birthday. Eat in Holesovice. Really Hot Still, Even as Night Arrives. I am Seated in the Kavarna,s Imaginative Courtyard. Sun is Setting in Spectacular Fashion. To Blues Musical Backdrop on Lawn Below.

Choose Cheeseburger. Baked Cheddar. Homemade Mayonnaise & Honey Mustard. Nice Rustic Chips. Salad & Ketchup Pot. Meat Very Good Quality. Cooked Much to My Liking. Bun Toasted Top. Taste Explosions !. Drink Cola + Finish with Coffee. Music on Grass. Is Now Classical. Enjoyable Experience.

AHOJ LOOP.

23-6-16. I am to Celebrate My 60 TH Birthday. In My Beloved Praha. Planned Various Events. Both Here & CZ.
Received Little Attention. Guess You Find Out, Who Your Real Friends Are !.

To Thank Jimmy & Michael. Who Traveled From the UK. Reach Zly Casy. Obtain Two Bottles of " Gypsy Porter ".

Pivovar Basta. Taborska 389/49, 140 00, Praha-Nusle. Here is Where I First Met Part Brewer, of Said Brew " Gypsy Porter ". Max Pivero. Often Neglect Visiting Basa. When in CZ. Shame, as Their Pivo. Is Very Good. Start with Polotmavy Jezak. (0-3). Food is Fine Value, Too. Bar Has Caged Bird. Which Talks all the Time !. Ahoj Greeting Reverberates. This Continues in a Loop. Still, Bird Seems Happy Enough. Finish with Very Good Svetely Lezak, (0-3). Wish For Quick Return.

EMU PARADE.

23-6-16. After a Rep of Ireland Win over Italy. Enjoyed on Czech TV. Thursday Brings Even Hotter Conditions in Praha. Travel to Star Praha Attraction. Praha Zoo.

Far Too Hot For Many. The Wolfs For Instance. Just Want to Sleep. Who Can Blame Them !. Really Liked the Bird Wetlands. A Walk Down " Corduroy Walkway ". Saw the Bearded Vultures. Climbed Zakazanka Path. Not Before having a Chocolate Ice Cream.

After Reaching Hight,s. Observe Kiangs & The Big Cassowaries. Highlight of Tour. Parade of Emu,s. With Their Feb/ March Arrivals. Before Ending with the Elephants, Hippos, Tigers & The Przewalski Horses.

Receive Needed Information on Animal Adopting.

LOVE LETTER IN CUNEIFORM.

Book by Tomas Zmeskal. Attended Event of Book Reading at Waterstones, Sheffield. Reading in Both Czech & English. Author Visiting UK. Moving on from Sheffield, to London, then Bristol. Lucky Enough to Speak to Him. Talked about Sport. Tomas was a Shot Putter. Enjoys Classical Music, Like Myself. He was a Clarinetist. Cover of the Book, Not Liked by the Author. Choose by the Publisher. Catering for the Western Market. Plain Cover Works Well in the Original Czech Version. Asked Him about His Writing. Likes Working in Solitude, with No Background Noise.

His Style of Writing reminds me of My Favourite Czech Writer, Jachym Topol. Translator of Book. Alex Zucker, Thinks of Jiri Grusa. Zmeskal has Won Many Awards. One by My Hero, Josef Skvorecky.

Book, Good Story Telling of a Family,s Life in a Generation. Through the Second World War, then under Communism Rule. People Who You Can Really Relate to. Was Emotional with the Deaths of the Prominent Characters. Never Ceases to Amaze Me. How …

BCSA SUMMER GARDEN PARTY.

4-6-16. Czech Embassy still in Process of Recondition. BCSA Summer Garden Party Event at the Slovak Embassy. Music Being Played in the Garden. Julie ( Cellist ). Playing Czech Classical Repertoire. Barbecue Outside Too. Inside Large Buffet. Potato Salad Going Fast !.

Friends From Southampton Arrive. Fellow Dvorak Society Members. One Via Mayfair !. Raffle + Quiz. Which We Enjoyed. Finding out Czech Statue Names. Though We Failed to Hand in. Should Mention Here. There is Also Moravian Wine + Pilsner Urquell Available. Plus Guess the Number of Buttons in a Jar. More than a Thousand. I Guessed Wrongly 825 !.

Then there was Olga Kryslova giving Free Painting Lessons in the Garden. Fine Display of Slovak Landscapes in the Embassy.

Mention of the Jephson Memorial for Czech, Slovak Solders. Involved in the Assassination of Heydrich. New Film " Anthropoid ". Soon to Be Released Directed by Sean Ellis.

Very Enjoyable Event. Many Thanks to all Concerned.

DVORAK SOCIETY AGM.

1-5-16. After Guarneria Concert. Have About a Hour,s Grace. Before the Dvorak Society AGM. Also at the Pump Rooms. Retire to Nearby Jug & Jester. Drink Hobgoblin. Then Purchase From Local Shop. Red Leicester & Cheddar Sandwich.

Eat it in Jephson Gardens. Weather Spoils Itself, By Raining. Backdrop of AGM. Art capturing the Leamington Musical Festival. Over the Years. Very Good it is Too. Meeting is Fine. Apart From the Sad News. That the Society President. Jiri Belohlavek has Cancer. Finish Meeting with Lemon Drizzle Cake & Coffee. Appreciate Free Book. " Martinu in His Time / The Recorded Legacy ". By Patrick Lambert. From the Society.

Before Train Home. Go in Jephson Gardens Again. Look in the Gardens Glasshouse. Discover the Fact. That the Inside of a Banana . Is Useful for Cleaning Shoes !.

LEAMINGTON MUSIC FESTIVAL.

1-5-16. Attending Leamington Musical Festival Concert. Guarneri Piano Trio. At Royal Pump Rooms. Which Date Back - 1814. During World Two. The Czech Free Army were Based in Leamington. Between 1940-42. The Army Choir, Used to Rehearse at the Pump Rooms. Under Vilem Tausky.

Concert Begins with the Petr Eben Sonatina Semplice. Eben a Pianist in Chamber Music. Really Like The Pianist for the Guarneri Trio. Is Ivan Klansky. He His is So Involved in the Music. He his Professor at The Praha & Lucerne Music Academies. Dabbles as a Travel Expert. Arranges All the Trios Travel Schedules.

Music Continues with Leos Janacek Piano Sonata " From The Street ". Title Refers to a Incident. Between The German & Czech People in Brno. In October 1905. A Twenty Year Old Czech Joiner had Been Killed. Janacek Had Strong Czech & Slovak Feelings at this Time.

Then it is Variations on a Slovak Theme by Bohuslav Martinu. More of Him in Another Blog. Best Part of the Concert For Me. Was…

MAY DAY.

1-5-16. Breakfast at Lansdowne Hotel. It is Very Good. Dining Room has Attractive Orange Motif. Laugh at Sign. " If You Want Breakfast in Bed. You Can Sleep in the Kitchen ". There are Other Dvorak Society Members Staying Here. For the Leamington Music Festival. Large Selection for Breakfast. Have Orange Juice. Brown Toast. Scrambled Egg, Mushrooms, Sausage & Beans. Plus Coffee. Enjoyed My Hotel Stay. Today is May Day. Back in Praha. Couples Climb Petrin Hill. To Share Their Devotion. I Walk Through Leamington. To Beautiful Jephson Gardens. Today is Sunny. Old & Young are Carefree. Enjoying the Relaxing Atmosphere. While Here, Must Visit Czech Monument. Water Feature in Tranquil English Gardens. Commemorating Czech & Slovak Solders. Parachuted into Czechoslovakia To Assassinate Heydrich, The Nazi Gauleiter. Monument in Tribute to Jan Kubis & Josef Gabcik. May They Rest in Peace.

THE FESTIVAL OF INSIGNIFICANCE.

Milan Kundera, Czech Writer. Now Based in France. Was Inspired by among Others. Nietzsche & Franz Kafka. I have read & Enjoyed many of his Books. Joke, The Book of Laughter and Forgetting. Plus His Most Famous one " The Unbearable Lightness of Being ".

Kundera never Far from Controversy. Was Alleged by Respekt. That He Denounced Pilot, Miroslav Dvoracek.

The Festival of Insignificance by Milan Kundera. Book about four Male Friends. Living in Paris. Book Starts & Ends in Paris Location, Luxembourg Gardens. Liked the Piece on Stalin. His Story of the 24 Partridges. The Book Cover is Very Impressive. Kundera Fascinates. Like His Viewpoint. That the New Sexy Female Image. Being the Navel. Not Male Sterotype Viewpoint. Liking Female Rears, Breasts or Legs.

Shocking Lie by Character " D, Ardelo ". Saying He had Cancer. Critics Complain Book is Too Thin. Kundera has Wrote a Enough Books. To Do what He Likes. Plus the Public have the Choice on Purchasing.

IRISH FULL HOUSE.

5-3-16. Saturday Tradition of CZ Bars Opening at 17-00. ( Well the Good One,s, I Drink in Praha ). Plus If You Want to Watch Sporting Event,s in the CZ Capital. J J Murphy,s. Trziste 4, 118 00. Praha 1. Is the Venue to Visit !. Today is a Big One !. North London Derby, Spurs v Arsenal.

Bar is Full Downstairs. I Go Upstairs. Drink Fine Guinness. Meal, Before Departing Home. Off the Special,s Board. Lamb Madras. Jasmine Rice & Naan Bread. Very Good it is Too.

Before Start of Match. Upstairs, is Just as Full as Below. Now Complete with Large Group From Dublin. They are in High Spirit,s. Though are Well Behaved & Good Company. I Give out Advice, on Good Bar,s in Praha.

Kristyna has Her Hand,s Full. Though Pass,s With Flying Colour,s. Order Staropramen, Which is also Good.

J J Murphy,s is a Spur,s Bar. I Favour Arsenal. Only Myself & Irish Gooner. Are in a Minority. Spur,s Start in a Flourish. Arsenal Stand Firm, Ramsey Score,s !. Halftime Arrives. Then Second Half Continues. …

THE SOUL OF MONEY.

5-3-16. Another Very Good Exhibition at DOX, Holesovice. The Soul of Money. As the Song Goes " Money Makes The World Go Around ". Everybody Needs it. Work by 30 Artist,s. Exhibition Begin,s with Statement. By Henry Miller " Tropic Of Capricorn. Exhibits of Art, Some Video. In Particular Like " Supermarket Of The Dead ". Very Old Chinese Spirituality. Provides Paper Replica,s of Money & Designer Goods, Brands. i.e Trainer,s, Hand Bags, Coke Cola & MacDonald,s. Burned to Win Favour. With Gods & Spirits, in Afterlife.

Not Everything About Money is Good. Think About the Banking Crisis. What the Normal Person on the Street. Suffering Hardship to Pay Back. Cut Backs. Like My Mother only Allowed One Hearing Aid. As Sheffield Health Authority, one of The Few. Who Cannot Afford Two. Yet a Few Miles Down the Road. Rotherham. You Can Have Two. One in Each Ear !. Bankers Caused the Financial Crisis. Surely they Should be the Ones. Paying it Back !.

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ALL WHITE WITH TRAMWAY.

4-3-16.
Metro then Bus - Prvni Pivni Tramway. Dusk Descends over Sporilov. Greet Jirka. First Drink. Conrad. Svettle Vycepni 4-0. Everybody Watching Berdich v Zverev Tennis Match. Always Needle CZ against Germany. Next Have Tramway Ale. 4-5. Require Food. Eat Very Good Turkey & Ginger, in Honey Sauce. With Rice. Finish with Velkopopovicky Kozel Kvasnicak 4-7. All Kept & Produced to The Finest Standard. Pay Tab. Meet " White Spirit ", Tag of Man From Bristol. Know from Internet. Travel Help & Review Site. Nice to Put a Face to a Tag. He His Very Much Informed & Good Company. Someone You Could Talk To, All Night. Leave to Tram Bell !. Tramway Custom.