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"And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God,
to them who are the called according to His purpose"

Romans 8:28



July 29, 2007

Back from the Czech Republic

Dear Diary,

Colin and I went for a long weekend to Prague on 13 July 2007, a place we both wanted to visit for quite some time (click on the links for more information)

I'll explain the trip through photos except sadly, I can't include some of the best photos as our memory card got corrupted and we as a result can't get them off the camera. If anyone has an idea how we can download them, please let us know!!!!

Our hotel was a metro stop or two from the city centre so we took the metro system to get around and albeit really efficient I had a problem with the escaltors down to the train... it was so steep. The first time going down I thought I was going to go head first, it was scary!! From then on when we went down, Colin stood in front of me and when we up, he stood in behind me. The picture doesn't look so scarry, but they are, trust me:
Prague architecture in the Old Square:



There was also a statue of John Huss, the reformer, however it was under repairs and we couldn't see it.



Prague Castle is the largest medieval castle complex in the world. It is stunning. We went on Vlatva River cruise and we got some beautiful photos but those are photos we can't get at so you'll just have to believe me.
Prague Castle from a distance

The changing of the guard at the castle gates.
The shiney forehead tourists - it was really hot!

You can't go to Prague without visiting Wenceslas Square :

The building at the end of street is the National Museum, we didn't have time to visit but it's suppose to be well worth it.
A statue of King Wencesles

Prague is divided up into "towns", namely, Old Town, New Town, Jewish Town, etc. Old Town was especially interesting due to the architecture. One other feature is the Astonomical Clock, one of the most visited sites in Prague.

Another popular site is Charles Bridge :

The local brew coming down the river just past Charles Bridge
(the brewery was beside our hotel and rumour has it there was going to be a direct tap into each room from the brewery!)

Unfortunately, we didn't get a chance to see everything we wanted so I guess that is a good excuse to go back again!
A street near our hotel
'Til next time and "ahoj" as they say in the Czech Republic!

Colin and Heather

July 18, 2007

9 weeks already!

Dear Diary,

I just wanted to add a short entry today to let everyone know how the three of us are getting on.

We arrived back from Prague on Monday but I'll put up another post about that trip a little later on this week. We had a great time and Prague comes highly recommended for future travels.

Babs (or Bambino) is doing fine and not causing me too much grief. I'm tired 24/7 and don't have the motivation to do whole lot. The same goes for eating, I eat to survive but most foods I would pass on, even coffee and chocolate. Ah yuck, the thought of coffee turns my stomach! The other week I boiled a kettle of water for a cuppa and I couldn't do it, the smell of boiled water made me sick. HELP! I need some caffine!

With a few gentle reminders, Colin is helping me out too. He has taken responsibility of cleaning out the cat litter box and if he thinks about it, feeding the two of them as well. I felt bad for him in Prague though, I was so tired by the end of the day, I was in bed by 9:30 almost every night. I guess I wasn't much fun, eh...?

Anyways, it's back to work for me.

Take care and God bless,
Heather, Colin and Babs...

July 8, 2007

A new Arsenal supporter!

Dear Diary,

Just a short entry to share our good news - we are going to have a baby in February! At seven weeks all is going well, just the odd wave of nausea now and again and 24/7 fatigue has set it as well. Food is a big turn off too but hopefully that won't be case in the next few months. My main concern right now is the trip to Prague, Czech Republic we have planned for this coming Friday. The last thing I want right now is to be sick and tired on our holiday!

'Til next time,
Colin and Heather and junior Arsenal fan...