Samuel (13)

Sami you are growing into an extraordinary young man. I know you will be increasingly annoyed by me trying to influence you, but its absolutely fine. I’ll keep trying, maybe just for next few years and soon you’ll be ready to enter the adulthood. I think you are doing brilliantly so far. I love your calmness, its good contrast to Roxy’s craziness. We make a good team! And I love the fact that you have a good relationship with your dad, it means a world to me, keep it up.

Thanks for killing all the spiders at home and being a man in the house! Thanks for your independence and efforts with home learning, I know its not easy. I keep wondering what growing up in this part of London means to you, what memories will you have when you grow up, because mine are beautiful and wonderful and I fear that life here can’t offer you as much as growing up in Czech countryside, the freedom to discover, the games we played. I sometimes worry about the influence of digital word and social media and the pressure you might be under. I hope we manage to keep healthy balance and good outlook at life as I think we have right now.


I love you Samuel!

Happy Birthday x


(PS: sorry we couldn’t have a party like last year because of the lockdown but I’ll make it up to you)

Roxy is 10

Coze to uz utekl rok? _20200531_185104I have no words other then I am trully blessed. So much beauty, spirit, passion and kindness. Thank you Roxy for being Roxy. I am so proud that you are mine!

You are almost invisibly making these huge steps like doing your hair yourself (you know I am crap at styling and make up – sorry not much help here from me!) and your dressing style just kills me. I love the fact you can chose and then stand by your choice – that makes life so much easier! That goes for your shopping trips with daddy too. You are so confident but not annoying or bossy, I don’t know how you do it. Kind, funny, but bold and soooo good at expressing yourself. Me and Samuel love your speeches and your arguments. You are excellent at defending yourself and standing your ground. Keep it up darling! Be bold, brave and loud.  And please, pretty please, do tidy up your room sometimes. And do switch off the light in the bathroom please. Yes, each time. Thank you.

Love you,

your mum

On the road

Few hours to the flight departure. “Ehhmmm I didn’t have time time to colour my hair or wash my shoes”. slips through my lips as I check kids luggage and documents.

“I thought it was your style” came an answer from my son. Not exactly an compliment but a statement, rather then criticism as he’s got smile on his face.

I love you Samuel!