Tuesday, March 28, 2017

JFK --> PRG = ♥

YES!  Nothing makes me happier than when there is a direct flight form JFK to PRG during the summer season.  Thank you, Delta, for not cancelling this route.

Looks like even more flights and routes have been added to and from Prague.  

Read the article here and book your summer travel today!







Traffic? What Traffic?

This is the mode of transportation of my dreams. 


Built to be able to fly to Prague for a cup of coffee.  Genius.

Built to torment me until the day I have one.  Misery.

Read all about this awesomeness here  https://sputniknews.com/science/201703271052009200-autogyro-pilot-dream/



Happy Name Day, Soňa! Všechno nejlepší k svátku!

Today we honor Soňa.  Happy name day, Soňa!
The name Soňa is the Czech variation of Sonia, which is of English origin and a variant of Sophia, which is of Greek origin.  The name means "wisdom".


Friday, February 10, 2017

Happy Name Day, Mojmír! Všechno nejlepší k svátku!

Today we honor Mojmír.  Happy name day, Mojmír!
The name Mojmír is of Czech origin and means "My Peace".  Mojmír is a special name to me because my grandfather's older brother's name is Mojmír.  He has since passed, but will be forever in our hearts.  Here's to you, Mojmír, we love you!

Here's a photo of my grandfather, Zdenek (I call him DinDin), seated in the middle with his eldest brother, Vlada, to his right and Mojmír on his left.  My great-grandparents are Bohdan and Maxa Kříž

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Happy Name Day, Apolena! Všechno nejlepší k svátku!

Today we honor Apolena.  Happy name day, Apolena!
The name Apolena is a variant of Apollonia, which is of Greek origin and the feminine form of Apollonios.  Apollonios is from an ancient name that was derived from the name of the Greek god, Apollo.  Apollo was the Greek god of sunlight, music and poetry.  Saint Apollonia was an elderly 3rd-century Christian martyr.  In art, she is often portrayed with a pair of tongs and an outsized molar.

St. Apollonia

According to legend, her torture included having all of her teeth violently pulled out or shattered.  For this reason, she is popularly regarded as th

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Happy Name Day, Milada! Všechno nejlepší k svátku!

Today we honor Milada.  Happy name day, Milada!
The name Milada is of Czech origin and means "my love". Ah, how romantic!

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Happy Name Day, Vernonika! Všechno nejlepší k svátku!

Today we honor Veronika.  Happy Name Day, Veronika!
Veronika is of Latin origin, meaning "true image".

Monday, February 6, 2017

Happy Name Day, Vanda! Všechno nejlepší k svátku!

Today we honor Vanda.  Happy name day, Vanda!
The name Vanda is of Czech and Italian origin and is a variation of the name Wanda, which is of Slavic origin and means "the tribe of the vandals".  The Vandals (or Wendlas) were an ancient Slavonic tribe whose destructive behavior led to the modern term "vandalism".

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Eat. Sleep. Ride. Repeat.

It's that time of year.... the time after the busy holidays when all slows down and it is brutally cold.  Kind of depressing, really, as we await spring.  

BUT....

there is one way to pass the time and appreciate these winter months!

Bring on the Powder!





Happy Name Day, Jarmila! Všechno nejlepší k svátku!

Today we honor Jarmila.  Happy name day, Jarmila!
The name Jarmila is of Czech origin and is the feminine form of Jarmil, which is derived from the Slavic elements jary "fierce, strong" and mil "gracious, dear".

Friday, February 3, 2017

Happy Name Day, Blažej! Všechno nejlepší k svátku!

Today we honor Blažej.  Happy name day, Blažej!
The name Blažej is used mainly in the Czech and Polish language.  Its origin is Latin and it is a variant of the name Blaise, which is of French and Latin origin and means "lisp, stutter".

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Happy Name Day, Nela! Všechno nejlepší k svátku!

Today we honor Nela.  Happy name day, Nela!
The name Nela is a variant of Cornelia, which is of Latin origin and means "horn".

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Happy Name Day, Hynek! Všechno nejlepší k svátku!

Today we honor Hynek.  Happy name day, Hynek!
The name Hynek is of Czech origin and a pet form of the name Heinrich, which is the German form of Henry.  The name means "home ruler".

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Happy Name Day, Marika! Všechno nejlepší k svátku!

Today we honor Marika.  Happy name day, Marika! 
The name Marika is of Danish origin (a variation of Mary) and means "star of the sea".

Monday, January 30, 2017

Happy Name Day, Robin! Všechno nejlepší k svátku!

Today we honor Robin.  Happy name day, Robin!
The name Robin is of English origin and a variant of the name Robert, which is of Old German origin and means "bright fame".

The name Robin has been in popular use as a name since the medieval days of Robin Hood.  The name was also used for the male character Christopher Robin in A.A. Milne's "Winnie the Pooh" stories.  And who can forget Robin Williams... who made us laugh since his days on Mork & Mindy.

You are remembered, Mr. Williams.







Sunday, January 29, 2017

Happy Name Day, Zdislava! Všechno nejlepší k svátku!

Today we honor Zdislava.  Happy name day, Zdislava!
The name Zdislava is a variation of the Czech name Zdeslava, which is of Slavic origin and means "fame, glory".

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Happy Name Day, Otýlie! Všechno nejlepší k svátku!

Today we honor Otýlie.  Happy name day, Otýlie!
The name Otýlie is the Czech variation of Ottilie, which is the feminine form of the German name Otto.  The name Ottilie means "prosperous in battle".  Ottilie, though it has German roots via Otto, has a distintively delicate French feel. It is rarely heard today, though it had some popularity in the US in the 1880s.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Happy Name Day, Ingrid! Všechno nejlepší k svátku!

Today we honor Ingrid.  Happy name day, Ingrid!
The name Ingrid is of Scandinavian and Old Norse origin, and means ""Ing's beauty".  In Norse mythology, Ing, God of earth's fertility, rides the land each year to prepare it for spring planting.