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Czech Invasion / Češka invazija

Just to stop all those Third World War paranoid thoughts, the Czech nation has not invaded Germany. It was an invasion of a friendly nature, a weekend visit from the most awesome Czech family we know 😀 .

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I was looking them leave for their home in Giessen yesterday and I was wishing we get to see them again someday. Paula already stopped me cold on my sentimental thoughts, just commenting that: »you are always thinking about these things«. Something like Zdenek would have said also. It seems this »carpe diem« or as Gandhi said “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” runs deep inside the scientist community :D.

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Let me get back to the weekend. Zdenek and his family (wife Helena, daughter Aneshka and son Vitek – I hope I spelled this correctly) arrived on Friday. We were really looking forward tot his visit. We know Zdenek pretty well and find him a relaxed and interesting person. We have met his family briefly when we visited them in Giessen (Linley was also there). Now we had them for three days and we now know – they are all awesome. It is really rare that the small apartment is so full of loud voices and time still flies by with amazing speed. We ate a lot (we of course had a party popular »make you own pizza day),

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talked about everything (cause I cannot photograph talking, here are some pictures of Bayreuth that Helena made :D)

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A look at the Opera house / Pogled na operno hišo.

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Oberfranken Regierung (administrative house) / Administratvina hiiša Zgornje Frankovske dežele.

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New Castle garten snowed in / Zasneženi vrt Novega gradu.

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Looking at the cakes in the Torten Schmiede / Gledanje tort v Torten Schmiede.

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Neues Schloss – New Castle / Novi grad

we danced (there is a video in existence, that has me and Zdenek dancing on an ABBA song, but I think this video will be lost when I purposely crash my computer one of these days)

we walked more than I thought we will (it was probably the coldest weekend so far)

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we laughed

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we cried

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and we slept 😀

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Zdenek brought me a full bottle of friends Czech wine (already emptied it) and a selection of Czech wines and a bottle of Czech »slivovica« (a very strong drink). The kids got a toy with some planes flying around (I wasn`t really paying attention 😛 ) and Paula got a chocolate liquor that she needs to drink before my mum gets here in March (my mum is enthusiastic about these sort of liquors).

What can I say without seeming too sentimental and invoking Paula to call out my soft nature :)– it all went by so fast. Zdenek and his family are one of those people for whom I would consider living in Germany more seriously (you know, the argument that puts you in one direction when you can`t decide), not that we have any plans or realistic options to do so mind you.

Zdenek (and family), when we settle down again, we will come visiting, no matter where you are.

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Until then stay happy and healthy.

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Štirje Čehi obiščejo štiri Slovence:

Da ne boste mislili, da naslov te objave napoveduje prihod tretje svetovne vojne, ki bi se začela z napadom Češke države na Nemčijo. Gre za invazijo bolj prijateljske narave, ki se je zgodila pretekli vikend s strani najbolj »kul« češke družine, ki jo poznamo.

Ko so odhajali v nedeljo proti domu v Giessnu, sem se spraševal, ali se bomo še kdaj videli. Paula me je takoj ohladila v zvezi z mojimi mislimi in je samo pokomentirala, da “vedno razmišljam o teh stvareh!”. Nekaj takega bi verjetno rekel tudi Zdenek. Očitno sta “carpe diem” pristop oziroma Gandhijev rek, da “Živi, kot bi umrl jutri in se uči kot, da boš živel večno!” zelo ugnezdena v znanstveni skupnosti.

Če se vrnem k obisku, ki smo ga imeli ta konec tedna. Zdenek in njegova družina (žena Helena, hčerka Aneshka in sin Vitek – upam, da sem vse črkoval pravilno) so prišli k nam v petek. Resnično smo se vsi veselili tega obiska, saj Zdeneka poznava kar dobro in je sproščen in zanimiv človek. Celotno družino pa smo spoznali, ko smo jih obiskali v Giessnu (ko je bila tam tudi Linley). Sedaj smo bili skupaj tri dni in smo se prepričali, da so najboljša češka družina. Redko se nam zgodi, da je stanovanje polno do zadnjega kotička s kričanjem in smejanjem otrok in vseeno čas mine hitro – prehitro. Veliko smo jedli (smo seveda naredili popularno “naredi si svojo pico”), veliko smo se pogovarjali (pogovarjanja nisem mogel slikati, zato so zgoraj slike od Bayreutha, ki jih je naredila Helena), plesali (Paula je posnela mene in Zdeneka, ko pleševa na ABBA pesem – imam občutek, da se bo ta posnetek izgubil, ko bom naslednjič nalašč malo pokvaril svoj računalnik 😀 ), veliko smo hodili (kar me je malo presenetilo, saj je bil en bolj mrzlih vikendov), se smejali, malo jokali in spali, ko smo bili preveč zaspani (slike vseh dogodkov so zgoraj).

Zdenek mi je prinesel steklenico rdečega vina, narejen s strani njegovega prijatelja (je že izpraznjen), izbor Čeških vin in steklenico češke slivovice (ki je okusna ampak zelo močna). Otroka sta dobila igračo, ki ima neko letalo, ki se vrti (nisem bil ravno zelo pozoren) in Paula je dobila čokoladni liker (ki ji ga priporočam, da ga izprazni preden pride moja mama na obisk, ki je precej navdušena nad takimi likerji 😀 ).

Kaj naj še povem, da mi ne bo Paula očitala preveliko mero sentimentalnosti – vse se je zgodilo prehitro. Zdenek in njegova družina so eni tistih ljudi, zaradi katerih bi se moje tehtanje ali ostati v Nemčiji ali ne, prekucnilo v stran v prid Nemčije (ne, da bi o tem resno razmišljali – še).

In sedaj še Zdeneku (in njegovi družini): Ko se bomo enkrat spet ustalili, vas pridemo obiskati, ne glede na to kje boste vi. Do takrat bodite zdravi in veseli – takšni kot ste.

1 Comment

  1. jelka kuzma jelka kuzma
    10. 2. 2015    

    Ti hudoba mala, si bom pa s seboj prinesla!:P

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