Vegan Sandwich Ideas

Lads, not eating meat is really hard. Like, really hard. Not a day goes by when I don’t have to ask myself whether I really consider chickens animals, or whether they’re not, technically speaking, some kind of mushroom. Unfortunately, my dietary choices are non-negotiable: without them, I’d not be able to get on my high […]

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New Laws

I’m not sure exactly why (I sense Brexit has something to do with it) but the British government has just finishing codifying some interesting new laws. The police officer in the featured image may be smiling, but she’s ready to bop you on the head with her truncheon should you infringe any of them in […]

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Insultial Czech

This title combines the words “essential” and “insulting.” You don’t have to tell me; I know I’m a wordsmith. Amongst pedagogues, there’s a school of thought that suggests students learn languages better when they’re not constantly forced to repeat boring phrases. You know the kind of thing: Teacher: Hello. Student: Hello. Teacher: How are you? […]

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OSSEGG Praha

[I didn’t take any pictures in the place so I’m going to provide stock photos that I think will give you an idea of the general ambience.] [Eg this picture might imply that Ossegg was either a glass cube or an Apple Store, but I’m actually just trying to make the point that it was […]

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Essential Check

I study Czech, Russian and Polish at university, and most people’s response to that is, “Why, though?” The honest answer, that I don’t know – it just seemed interesting, never seems to satisfy anyone. And, reader, if you know anything about me, you know that I live to please: an unsatisfactory conversation is a weight […]

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Interview Tips

Thanks to my recent post, your CV is as fine-tuned as a good-looking fish. By this time, no doubt, you’ll be practically wading through interview offers; employers, seeing your paperless/pictorial/well-fonted resume will have been falling over themselves to get hold of you and invite you for a coffee and a chat. Incidentally, conceptualising interviews as […]

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Curricula Vitae

Yeah, I did just use the incredibly pretentious, “technically correct” plural form of Curriculum. Fight me. So, as I might have mentioned once, twice, or a whole pile of times, I recently moved to Prague to give myself a taste of adult life. As a sheltered student never having had to earn my own way […]

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More Assorted Advice!

I posted a short compilation of some of the advice I’ve been given over the years, but if you’re anything like me, you need as much help as you can get. With that in mind, here’s a couple more tips for your assessment. Go gluten free. A bunch of people, probably tired of hearing me […]

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