Saturday, July 25, 2015

Lucca, Volterra, Pisa

We went to Italy, again. We chose the hottest week in the year and in the several past years. I am not sure about the future. Of course, I have known that it doesn't make sense to travel to Italy in July, it is too hot and tourists ruin everything for you. Campo dei Miracoli in Pisa is probably pretty miraculous but everybody before you has already discovered it, that is what you realize when you finally make it there. I took a picture of the tower not leaning. Where are those deserted towns that I visited ten years ago in early spring? Anyway, we stayed in Lucca and travelled to Volterra, Pisa and the sea. The bus ride to the spiaggia libera was an exercise in social consciousness and compassion, I am not joking. The bus always had the same pattern of travellers: one Czech family and beach vendors from Africa. We bought a beach umbrella from one of them but that probably didn't help the world.

Thursday, July 9, 2015


 We were hiding in my dad's cold and cool house during the past unbearable days. Occasionally we went out, appreciated another cold place, which is a river. My dad's courtyard also came handy. He needs a garden furniture. Something in the French style.

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.