Original YT playout date: 13 June 2009
It’s the last day of a decade and fittingly thus is the first in a series called my prague vlogs, which show a time in my life which started actually 11 years ago and lasted about 4 years when I was regularly coming to Prague. The Prague Vlog series is more than one hundred parts and diarises that interesting time in my life.
Original blurb: As I’m a lot more in the Czech Republic these days, and in honour of a youtube friend who used to do fantastic Prague vlogs when she lived here (see the channel Praguevlogg) I’m calling the series of films I’ll be doing while around this city my “Prague vlogs”. This is the first of them, a brief one just taking a peek at some of the touristy bits around the centre, the astronomical clock and the old town square with Tyn Church in the background.
Continue reading “Prague Vlog #1 – New paths of life for me. New job, new city.”
Original YT playout date: 31 May 2009
Teaching Sophie the famous balcony scene in Romeo and Juliet.
Continue reading “Huliganov doth Shakespeare”
Original YT playout date: 24 May 2009
This film is the first in a new era, after joining Baker Tilly and setting up in the Czech Republic. We are going to the Czech Republic, also Dresden to meet the team, as well as meet the German Baker Tillians who have lots of work for the Czech firm. Or so they claimed. This Dresden film went up before any of my 100+ Prague Vlogs, to follow.
I think it’s quite appropriate that I am moving into showing this new era, the second third, if you like, of my YouTube content, in this new decade. Some people call it the new decade from last year, when 2019 becomes 2020, others say that there was no year zero therefore year 1 to year 10 was the first decade. OK, when it’s 2019 I like to maximise my motivation then, and when it’s the end of 2020 I like to maximise my emotion now. I have more reasons, which I will not rehearse here, to say that I like the 2020 end and 2021 start decade theory. It all goes back to what I was doing at midnight on 31st December 2000, and a decision I made then which I am very happy I made. I didn’t cross the Elba that night, but I did cross three important rivers – the Vistula, the Odra and the personal Rubicon.
Continue reading “Dresden”
Original YT playout date: 17 May 2009
“Move over, Malena Ernman! Little eight-year old Sophie is gonna re-set the whole standard for the singing of La Voix, the Swedish entry to this year’s Eurovision song contest. I thought this was the best entry, although I have to give kudos to Alexandr Rybak who wrote and performed his own winning entry for Norway, despite actually being Belarussian.
No more “”Norvege, nul points”” this year. Rybak’s entry had an record breaking score (helped no doubt by the fact that there are now 42 voting countries, not just 18 or so like when ah were a lad). Still, I was sorry to see Sweden’s siren only about half way down the scoreboard when all 42 countries had given their verdicts.
Continue reading “La Voix”
Original YT playout date: 13 May 2009
Between Wloclawek and Plock the Vistula broadens. We ride the road you can see on the map to the south of this lake. I keep up the usual running commentary.
Continue reading “A drive along the Vistula reservoir”