This is a mish mash post of my summer outings and shenanigans.
We've been to lots of my favourite places.
Everything's alright when the sun is shining. I truly believe that. It was between 30 and 40 degrees here for most of the summer.
I love this green building.
Eliska loves dancing.
The astronomical clock below is in Olomouc and is similar to the one in Prague. Olomouc is beautiful and somehow feels a bit Mediterranean to me in a way that is distinctly different to other Czech town and cities. I think I would quite like to run off and live there.
Eliska wore a 'starka' costume last week. Her little face just lit up.
She has spent a lot of time with her cousin Dominik over the summer. Thex are the same age and as she doesn't have any siblings, I think it is nice that they are so close.
I haven't written anything here for a while. I've lost my camera, which never produced the best pics to be fair, but I am now left with just a phone camera, which sucks, unless I am outside on a sunny day.
We went for a few walks in the woods near our village... so beautiful, but I have never been so covered in insect bites in my life.
I bought Eliska a rabbity outfit from ebay. Very kawai and cute!
Throughout the summer it's been ace to eat the fresh fruit from my garden. Roman has to take all the credit.
These were her favourite summer shoes.
I made some dolls from the latest Tilda books. They are the first Tilda dolls I have ever managed to finish. One has wings.
A love of flowery things has not abated.
I've been listening to Regina Spektor a lot. Eliska's even been singing along. I spent yesterday laughing with her at not a lot and telling her made up tales of piskies and brownies and naughty fairies that make you dance all night. She has a lovely squeaky laugh and at least someone finds me funny!
I have some different plans for September. I want to interview Czech people and put it all together in a book. My first interviewee will hopefully be an old guy that once played football against Pele. I think behind so many ordinary people there is an amazing tale waiting to be told.
I'll still be teaching and making stuff and being a Maminka.
I hope to be back soon with less disjointed posts. Hope everyone has a had a smashing summer. I've been picking potatoes today at my inlaws' fields and soaking some rays. It turns cold very swiftly here, so I'm making the most of the last days of sumer while I can. x