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a life between us

a life between us

The tighter I hold it, the faster it slips away. Ironic – how things haven’t changed here. It’s been years. Here, ahead of my eyes, I have that table for kids. We played so many games around it. Cards. ‘Teacher’ or ‘Veterinarian’ Here are these books. Stories that my heart remembers. It could be only...

Fall – a stronger version of Adrift

Fall – a stronger version of Adrift

For best friends Becky and Hunter, life is about overcoming fear. But after climbing 610 meters to the top of an abandoned radio tower, they find themselves in a dead end situation with no way to get down. Experienced female climbers are put to the test as they fight for survival against the elements, lack...

Menorca – what to do on the west coast

Menorca – what to do on the west coast

Do you remember my if to come back to Spain, then only to an island? This idea came true sooner than I expected. Even the country that provoked us to go there instead was the same again after a year – Greece. It was a difficult decision when we discovered that it would cost us...

It ends with us

It ends with us

Why is it that I enjoy authors named Colleen the most? They even have similar surnames. Houck and Hoover. I have already devoured the stories Hopeless and Losing Hope from the second mentioned a few years ago. I still remember how they touched me in my teenage heart, and I can even say they influenced...

quick zucchini noodles with herbs

quick zucchini noodles with herbs

Where has this recipe been hiding all my life? It is simple, healthy and its Mediterranean aroma matches my taste exactly. Spaghetti is always and everywhere my number one choice, but when it starts to reflect on my weight, I go for this version. It is one of the more basic ones, so of course,...

Scent of a woman will make you laugh and cry

Scent of a woman will make you laugh and cry

Colonel Frank Slade was blinded during the war and the loss of his sight turned him into a bitter cynic. He no longer sees the meaning of life and wants to go have fun one last time with his guardian Charlie, who has some problems with his classmates. Frank plans to end the trip in...

what to eat in Prague

what to eat in Prague

Cacao Prague A cafe in the centre which was not even our destination originally. We were looking for cukrář Skála* hidden in the passage behind the corner. Cacao is much easier to find – it is located on Náměstí Republiky, next to the Museum of Communism. Even though Cacao was something of a consolation prize,...

later this summer

later this summer

one day later this summer i am wearing a tight black dress and my hair is lightened by the sun one day later this summer i am rushing to my family, we are on holiday the evening is warm my skin gets sensitive as it feels the cool breeze from the sea when a stranger...

about a desire

about a desire

bittersweet that’s how my dreams get that’s how they are with you you were never mine and never, ever will be still – it’s you tonight your body under mine bittersweet  how long have i desired you so painful so goodso close i can’t place my hands on you in real life  but oh what...

here in this sunrise

here in this sunrise

half past six my mind: knows that you’re sleeping my heart: always expect to see you here eight months that’s a long time, babe but there wasn’t one day that i went by this town and felt okay i’ve learnt to live with this i believe in better days but still, to let you gowas...