Thursday, June 25, 2015

Plans for my free time

The little guy has been gone for a week and he is coming home today. I was missing him. I also had lot of plans, finally so much time for myself. And you know what? I got ill. I was laying in bed with a flu and I could not get done almost anything. So mum finally had time to be ill. To experience it completely, without being interrupted. I can't wait for him to come home when he says: You are sick? I am so sorry for you. And then the big hug comes. This is what we need our children for when they don't need us so much anymore.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Going to děda (granddad)

We went to visit granddad for the weekend. The town has had summer feeling, we took bath in the river, it is one of the great features of living there, you can take a dip right in the middle of the town. Oh, and we tried to pan for gold but did not pan any. We only got to see tiny glossy flakes that were impossible to grab.
The little guy is leaving for a school camp tomorrow, the so called school in nature. We are already missing him and he has not even left yet. Today he named things he likes doing: playing games, watching TV, hugging, cuddling, laying in bed, sleeping. It is all fine but why doesn't he say that he likes riding a scooter, for example. It is actually parents nightmare, his list. Except for cuddling and hugging, of course. He also likes chattering. He is good at that. I hope he will get it together.

Saturday, June 6, 2015


The little guy was in the play today. A short performance, presenting a poem about a hockey-player. Pretty funny, their teacher did a good job. And, of course, the actors were very cute, especially after they put their pompon hats on right on the stage. Mother is proud.

Thursday, June 4, 2015


Random pictures from the past few months. That is what the life is around here now, random leftovers.

Friday, May 22, 2015


Midnight port in Tokyo

Night architecture from the 800 up today

In Nara international guests feed tame deers in the rain (right)

The architecture of the street as seen from the train

Disorderly order of the street in the Japanese city (left)

Electrical railway, laid across the patterned landscape

Pretty divers for unknown treasures in shells

Visions of the lonely foreigner (right)

River port

Island port

Constant scrum at crossroads in Tokyo

"Tinkered" landscape of the nation that uses a phone the most

Made in Japan, this book by this writer and artist. In fact, you can get it much cheaper in Czech used book stores. It is from 1958, he traveled to Japan to take part in writers' meeting, therefore there is a long chapter about that in the book too, accompanied with caricatures of the other writers. His report on what he had seen and experienced in the country is fresh and nice, only when he gets to moralize on politics it gets little annoying. I read some of the parts to the little guy, while he was building from Lego, he liked it. He asked for it again today but the book has gone back to the library. The pictures are really cool. The captions are translated from the book. The writer is still little bit persona non grata in the Czech culture, for his political statement, as an artist he is worth it.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

we love you dad

In Venice, the little guy said at one point, when we finally made it to San Marco, crowded more than ever, he said: this is not a square, this is a tourist square and I want to go home to daddy. But we had nice time anyway. He did not say he liked it yet but he will eventually. We made it to the coast too. I have to say it was probably the best part for me, because it was an unexpected little trip. Back home I worked mildly and did not turn on the computer for the whole three days weekend. It felt good. It was hard to turn it on on Monday morning.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015