Friday, August 24, 2007

What we used to do on our holidays

What we used to do on our holidays
Originally uploaded by joellaflickr.

The photos of my years with my Significant Ex are back from the scanners Up North. They seem to have done a reasonable job, though it's hard to be sure as they are all massive files and my laptop is a bit creaky.

I'm not sure what to do with them. I thought I might put a few on Flickr, but just the ones I love.

This one is (l-r) Significant Ex, Mr B and me in the Czech Republic in (I think) 1994. Mr B was living in one of the flats pictured behind, teaching English in Hradec Králové. One of his flatmates was away, so we stayed in his room. The sheets were revolting, so I took them off the bed, and when I opened the wardrobe to put them in I was met by a slithering pile of cheap Czech porn.

We hung out in cavernous beer halls, where they bring you beer until you make them stop. We ate fried cheese. We went to a heavy metal gig. We visited a church which had a crypt with chandeliers made from skulls. And we spent a weekend in Prague seeing more conventional sights and staying on a converted ferry called (if memory serves) the Boatel Neptune. They were happy days.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some of these people look familiar! But I forgot my binoculars. Just passing through...good to know you're still the same. You even look the same.
Take care,

Vernon x

4:47 pm  
Blogger Jo said...

Vernon! Wow, spooky timing. Hope all's well. Do you still have your 4AD collection? .. jo xx

5:29 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hell no. Am all grown up now! You'd be proud of me! I'll email you sometime soon but the appeal of hot weather and drinking beer is proving too much for me...this, despite the fact that I only rolled into work at 2.30. So maybe not that grown up then. He he. Don't tell anyone! Vernon x

5:53 pm  
Blogger Tim said...

That jumper looks more 1984 than 1994.
Maybe it's just timeless.

9:53 am  
Blogger Jo said...

Oy! A 1984 jumper would have had batwing sleeves and been either red, grey or royal blue. I grant you I wasn't the most stylish 20-something (and those Bangkok fake 501s haven't stood the test of time) but I was definitely less than a decade out. Wish I could say the same now.

11:02 pm  
Blogger Spine said...

Vernon! Come back! Where are you?


1:22 pm  

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