Saturday, October 28, 2006


Yes, I've been back since Tuesday. Over the next few weeks I'll endeavour to document the trip in more detail, including photos. In the meantime I've been settling back into life in Abbotsford and catching up with people; on Monday I return to work.

To dinner last night with DG and PR (BS is in Alice Springs until next week).

While I was away my TV stopped working. This morning SP collected it to take to a "little man" he knows who is fast and cheap to see if it can be repaired. If not I'll probably bite the bullet and invest in a wide, flat-screen system.

Monday, October 16, 2006

Escape from Budapest

We managed to get out of Budapest today (a good place to be) and are now back in London. Niki E was at AF's when we arrived - it was good to see her and we gave her some suggestions for her time in Prague.

I'm off to Derby tomorrow and will be back on Tuesday -- not sure when I'll be able to update the blog more thoroughly. It may have to wait until I get home.

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Catch up

It's been quite a while - sorry, but finding reliable internet access has been difficult.

We are currently in Prague after having "done" Leipzig and Dresden. We've been to concerts (a highlight being Bach's B minor mass in the newly rebuilt Frauenkirche) and I managed to see Salome at the Semperoper in Dresden - not a fabulous production, but well sung and played.

The weather has been amazingly kind to us; we've only had a couple of days rain, and that has been fairly manageable. The last couple of days has seen us walking around Prague taking all (or some) that it has to offer, especially the local speciality of GARLIC SOUP! It's delicious and be warned: I will try to reproduce it and feed it to all my friends.

More as soon as I get access.