Tag Archives: London

29 / 365 Yet another blue house

 

I really love houses in London. With my job at the film location agency I spend lots of time walking around the town looking at them, lucky me!

Miluju londynske domy. Mam to stesti, ze soucasti moji prace pro agenturu filmovych lokalit, je chozeni po meste a kochani se jeho architekturou!

Chinese New Year 2014 – The Year of the horse

Finally I went to see the London celebrations of the Chinese New Year! The festivities were happening on Trafalgar square and in the various streets of China town. We arrived rather early, but people were coming and coming and by 1pm everywhere was totally packed!

photo by @dizzybanjo

We got a red envelope (tradition – children receive red envelopes with small gifts or money.  In our envelope was a leaflet about soy sauce 🙂 ), there were firecrackers (to scare away unlucky spirits), dancing dragons and lots of food (tasted very nice dumplings – one filled with meat and one with red bean paste). And many many people!

Xin Nian Kuai Le! Have a good year – the year of the horse

Letos jsem konecne zamirila na oslavy cinskeho Noveho roku!

Slavilo se na Trafalgarskem namesti a v ulickach cinske ctvrti. Prijeli jsme pomerne brzy, ale lidi rychle pribyvalo a uz v 1 hodinu odpoledne bylo vsude narvano.

Dostali jsme cervenou obalku (podle tradice dostavaji deti obalku s drobnym darkem nebo penezi. V nasi obalce byl letacek o sojove omacce 🙂 ), bouchaly petardy (k odehnani duchu nestesti), tancili draci a vonelo jidlo (ochutnali jsme velmi dobre knedliky – jeden plneny masem a druhy pastou z cervenych fazoli).

Xin Nian Kuai Le! At se nam ten Rok kone vydari!

Letters from London – Zapisky z Londyna

Finally I can tell you! I’ve been waiting impatiently to show you, what I have been working on in the summer.

Letters from London – Zapisky z Londyna is a book of short stories about London life written by Iva Pekarkova and it is now in shops in Czech Republic. The stories are in Czech and English with many notes on grammar, slang expressions and other stuff useful for advanced students of English language. My part in the book are the photographs of course!

With the book comes also a CD – audio version of the stories read by native speakers. Altogether I think this is a good book interesting not only for students of English (I am definitely going to learn from it 🙂 )

Here is the book cover:

Zapisky z Londyna - Letters from London

Konecne vam to smim rict! Cekala jsem netrpelive, az vam budu moct ukazat, na cem jsem pracovala v lete.

Letters from London – Zapisky z Londyna je knizka kratkych pribehu o zivote v Londyne a je nyni na pultech ceskych knihkupectvi. Napsala ji Iva Pekarkova a pribehy jsou v cestine a anglictine s mnoha uzitecnymi dodatky ke gramatice, slangovym vyrazum apod. pro pokrocile studenty anglictiny. Muj podil na teto knizce jsou samozrejme fotografie!

Ke knizce patri i CD s audio verzi textu namluvenych britskymi rodilymi mluvcimi.

Zajemci si mohou knihu objednat napriklad zde: http://www.albatrosmedia.cz/zapisky-z-londyna-letters-from-london-d3.html

Vanoce se blizi, treba mate nekoho, koho touto knizkou potesite..

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This beautiful chandelier designed by Omer Arbel is installed in Victoria and Albert museum until 21st November 2013. (more information:  http://www.vam.ac.uk/whatson/event/2739/28280-by-omer-arbel-4092/)

Tento krasny lustr navrhare Omera Arbela je nainstalovan ve Victoria and Albert muzeu do 21. listopadu 2013. (vice informaci: http://www.vam.ac.uk/whatson/event/2739/28280-by-omer-arbel-4092/)