Friday, 1 April 2016

Jěstě jedno pivo, prosím*

Another person I'm looking forward to catching up with is Simon Gill (pictured here in his natural habitat, a pub in Moravia). Originally from Liverpool, Simon taught in all sorts of curious places before he ended up in what was then the Slovak half of Czechoslovakia a couple of weeks before the Velvet Revolution of 1989. These days he lives with his wife, daughters and dog in a two-pub village in Moravia, the eastern part of the Czech Republic. Simon is extraordinarily good company and is, I believe, a world authority on the English language, traditional Czech pub culture and music recorded on New Zealand's Flying Nun label in Dunedin in the 1980s. I kid you not.

*One more beer, please

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