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Take 49: English Breakfast

To answer a question I’m frequently asked: no… we don’t eat English breakfast every day. Or even every weekend. But nothing beats a hangover like a good old fry up! All that saturated fat! One thing you’ll likely hear during the making of an English Breakfast is “How do you […]

Take 48: Food Memories

Is there a food that takes you back in time? A candy bar, a dish, or a favourite dessert? I have loads! Food from my childhood transports me back in seconds and I feel like I’m five again. Apparently, memories involving food are more vivid that other memories. And this […]

Take 47: Anniversary

I can’t believe it’s been four years since Lenka and I met! Four years! I remember how it happened. I got an email from a woman saying that I had been recommended for a web series that she was writing and asking if I’d like to meet. Of course! So we […]

Take 46: Afternoon Tea

Tea. It’s a British thing. Tea is a British institution. I love tea. I can hardly explain how important tea is to me. My day doesn’t really begin until I’ve had a nice cuppa. I prefer a mug to a teacup. And I prefer a bowl to a mug. But whatever […]

Take 45: 1968

I have always wanted to be an actress. (I may have mentioned that before.) It has been my dream since I was a girl. I did my first play when I was nine years old and I haven’t looked back. And I’ve played all sorts of women; queens, witches, lovers, […]

Take 44: Tipping Tips

You know, I’m not a fan of tipping. I don’t mind rewarding someone for exceptional service. But I think good service should be the norm, don’t you? I mean, if you’re at a restaurant, you’re not eating for free! You’re paying for your food, its preparation, for sitting at a […]

Take 43: Shopping for Clothes

You know, Abbey is very eco-conscious. She worries about wasting water and about having the heating too high. She buys organic beauty and cleaning products and tries to buy locally grown food. I don’t do any of these things. But the one thing I feel quite strongly about is clothes. […]

Take 42: First Impressions

I remember when I first came to the Czech Republic. I was experiencing first impressions every five minutes! Firstly, the language. OK, yes, I know I laughed at Lenka… but when you’re learning a language in your native land, you tend to only encounter the things you’re learning. You’re out […]

Take 41: England. At last.

Well, we did make it to England after all. The cancelled flight was a bit of a pain. We only found out when we were all packed and ready to go. It was so disappointing. All the other flights that day were fully booked, so we gave up and went […]

Take 39: Staycation vs. Workation

Being a freelancer is wonderful! You’re free, as the name suggests, to choose what you do and when. You get to do the projects you want to do when it suits you best. Got a picnic planned for Wednesday afternoon? Or your mum visiting for a week? Or perhaps you […]