Flying My First Inaugural – London to Ljubljana Part 5: Last Day In Ljubljana

Truth be told we were exhausted from the previous day of sightseeing and face stuffing so enjoying a good nights sleep was an easy enough affair. After getting washed and dressed it was time for breakfast. We popped into the wonderful looking lifts and walked past reception, the barbers shop a handful of conference rooms and into the sister uHotel (as it is now called) … Continue reading Flying My First Inaugural – London to Ljubljana Part 5: Last Day In Ljubljana

Flying My First Inaugural – London to Ljubljana Part 4: Ljubljana

Our morning started off with the now customary basement breakfast buffet at Penzion Kaps. Whilst I enjoyed eating from the decent spread, I would later find out again that there was something in my selection that did not agree with me at all. Once again I would find to my distress that it would be the second lunch in a row where I had the … Continue reading Flying My First Inaugural – London to Ljubljana Part 4: Ljubljana

Flying My First Inaugural – London to Ljubljana Part 3: Lake Bohinj

We had agreed on an early start in order to spend the bulk of the day at Lake Bohinj, but honestly being on holiday and getting up at 7 AM felt like hell so in a welcome change from the norm I slept in till 7:30 AM whilst Anne-So got ready. Around a quarter past eight we popped down to the basement for the breakfast … Continue reading Flying My First Inaugural – London to Ljubljana Part 3: Lake Bohinj

Flying My First Inaugural – London to Ljubljana Part 2: Lake Bled

For once it wasn’t too hard to get up, and after a proper powerful shower we headed down to the basement breakfast buffet. On offer at Rooms and Apartments Jana were a solid selection of breads, coffee, teas, hams, pastries, cereals and even a few hot items. Whilst it was not the nicest breakfast room in the world and the Nespresso machine refused to work … Continue reading Flying My First Inaugural – London to Ljubljana Part 2: Lake Bled

Flying My First Inaugural – London to Ljubljana Part 1: The Flight

I’m not sure what time we woke up, but my Grandma was right, the builders would do it. If you ever wanted to know what it might be like to live on a building site, or perhaps a coal mine you most likely have something wrong with you! We attempted to sleep for another half hour but gave up right at the point where we … Continue reading Flying My First Inaugural – London to Ljubljana Part 1: The Flight

My Starbucks Nightmare, the Interview and a Trip to France

For some reason I found myself asleep in a Starbucks.  Well,  that’s not strictly true. I was trying to order my morning coffee and set myself up to have at least some small chance of a successful day.  “Grande Black Americano to go please,  Origin Espresso,  extra shot.”  Beep…  Wait! Someone stole my drink whilst I was still sleeping,  another and another came, but no … Continue reading My Starbucks Nightmare, the Interview and a Trip to France

A Cheapskate’s Weekend in Prague Part 5: Two Pubs and A Racist Clock – Yes it’s Prague, Not Brexit Britain…

We quickly settled in at the Hilton and decided to spend our morning exploring the crowded, winding streets of the old town including the famous square, racist clock and surrounding streets. We stopped for lunch at Pivovar U Tří Růží a nice friendly Czech pub/restaurant just off the worst of the tourist trail. Service was friendly and in English, though I think we’d have been … Continue reading A Cheapskate’s Weekend in Prague Part 5: Two Pubs and A Racist Clock – Yes it’s Prague, Not Brexit Britain…

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A Cheapskate’s Weekend in Prague Part 1: Friday Night in Hong Kong via LHR

It was a typical Happy Friday and as usual my best made plans went astray. I meant to finish my working day with a delicious Indian lunch at Thakers in Hounslow whilst catching up with a colleague, but work knew better. An enforced schedule change meant starting my day in East London and as per usual my meeting over ran significantly and that delicious Thakers’ … Continue reading A Cheapskate’s Weekend in Prague Part 1: Friday Night in Hong Kong via LHR