This time a palace! And a war memorial.

Hi everyone, look what I found! Continuing on my way touring thru Bohemia, I’m almost on the Slovak border. This is because tomorrow and the next four days I’m planning to spend at Piestany Spa. But before I cross into Slovakia, I visited Lednice…

June 10, 2017

Visiting Karlstejn, my beloved childhood castle

Today our merry party decided to drive over to the 13C Gothic castle Karstejn. the parking lot is at the bottom of a hill and the castle is 2 km up. Our merry party decided to take the horse and buggy up, but I…

June 6, 2017

Visiting Svata Hora (Holy Mountain) a 16C pilgrimage site

Down here on the outskirts of Prague, in the central Bohemian region, is an ancient silver mining town called Pribram. Above Pribram is a mountain, and on that mountain is a 16C Baroque complex of buildings which serves as a holy pilgrimage site to…

June 5, 2017

Out of Prague, in Dobrichovice with friends

The rain came at night and I rented a car and headed out into the country. Just to have fun on the roads, I prearranged to hire a BMW series 3, little zippy thing, however, the car reserved was (apparently similar) a BMW series…

June 4, 2017

Finally! After a whirlwind night of flights, I’m home in Prague.

Hi everyone, well, that was a night that never was! Vancouver to Heathrow…where it was very hard not taking a taxi straight to Oxfordshire… …but then I did get on that second flight to Prague. arrived late in the European night. and then today,…

June 3, 2017

Art in the Garden weekend the recap.

Hello everybody. What a weekend it’s been and what a work up to the Art in the Garden show! It’s been a fantastic few days, mixed with hard work and exhaustion, and a couple sushi suppers. Come, I’ll show you how it all went.…

May 29, 2017

Oh busy, busy. Catch up long past due.

Hello everybody. Oh my gosh time flies! This weekend is the annual Art in the Garden tour and my art and my garden are on the tour again. And this year, our spring is so cold and wet, that I’m afraid not many flowers…

May 24, 2017