Sunday, June 30, 2013

Sunday Snippets #3

I didn't write the weekend post last week because I was just. so. tired. Physically and mentally, as I had been away from home for 7 days and at home only one day in between.
Selection of roofs from Prague Old Town.
For four days we were in Prague for a city vacation. It was pretty much all I expected it to be - gorgeous architecture, cheap prices, excellent beer, lots of meat and sausages, hordes of tourists, but also things I did not expect, like constant 33 degrees (C) of heat with no merciful breezes. Overall I am very happy with the trip and also glad to report that I survived my first ever two plane rides. I put up a very selected collection of photos here.
After Prague came the Midsummer's weekend, which was spent traditionally at the summer cottage by the lake. It's an idyllic place in the middle of nowhere, just a lot of forest, the lake, house, sauna, fishes to catch, boat rides to take, food to barbeque, books to read, all the relaxing stuff.
Mammu with her new friend.
After that I've just been trying to get back to the work rhythm and pace. There will be three more weeks of holidays in August for both of us, which is definitely something to look forward to.

Robert with his new friend.

I've been reading but not really finishing a lot of books... In Prague I read City of Dark Magic, which is the only book I've managed to finish this month. I'm almost done with The 5th Wave (will finish it today) and I have a bit left of my Classics Spin book Villette, but this will be left to the beginning of July. Somehow my mind has just been too scattered to read in big amounts, or even to write about it. But more about bookish affairs in the end-of-the-month post!


  1. Prague and the summer cottage sound soooooo fun and relaxing! And MORE vacation time in August? Double-awesome.

    And those kitties makin friends with the pineapple is cracking me up :-D

  2. I love your photos, I've never been to Prague but would like to go. The buildings in the city centre are lovely.

  3. It really is tiring being away from home. I always love going away but by the end I am excited to get back home and back to my routine. It does sound like you had a good time though and your photos are wonderful. I can't believe you had such hot weather there, very impressive.

    It can be a nice break to put bookish things aside for a bit. I always find I love books even more (if it's possible) when I've had a bit of separation. Distance makes the heart grow fonder and all that.

    Loving your cats with the pineapple :D

  4. Prague sounds awesome -- glad you had a great holiday!


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