Hungry and Thursday – Biscuits

They are one of life’s little treats – the moreish morsel that’s not just for Elevenses… the humble biscuit. Or, maybe not so humble. Take the Garibaldi which has a heroic place in history. It’s no exaggeration to say that without the currant baked sandwich there would be no Modern Italian state. The great Italian […]

It’s The Czech Republic… wish you were ear

Most people bring back a mug, a bottle opener or a fridge magnet from their travels… the Mongolians, well they had a penchant for ears. Yes, you read that right. And, no, they were not ornamental ears, if such a thing even exists, but actual ears. And they were pretty precise about which ears too… […]

Give us this Day – The First Protestants (of Prague)

In fairness, Martin Luther never billed himself as the Father of Protestantism, or the Reformation, when he nailed his Ninety Five Theses to the door of the All Saints Church in Wittenburg in 1517. He was the pious, monk type, rather than the self-publicising kind. And iconoclasm was the very thing he was railing against… […]

The writing is on the wall in Prague

Prague is pretty much the centre of Europe and it has been central to changes in Europe for centuries. And again these proud people who have been occupied and reoccupied by invaders and hostile political forces on countless occasions have risen up against their rulers to claim back their country for themselves. About 250,000 people […]