Well, visiting the cottage is never my favorite way to spend a weekend, but it wasn’t too bad. After yesterday’s epic bike ride, we drove up in the afternoon and it was about 4 o’clock by the time we got there.
Still stinking hot, and all the kids were in the pool. A circular, above ground pool, not a lap swimming pool. So, we got in. Our kids and their 3 cousins, who for the most part think of meas a pool toy. I am there to be jumped on, strangled, dunked and other stuff they find entertaining.
The funniest moment of the weekend was when Helena suggested they do handstands. Patrick (8) did a perfect one, but the fact that he wasn’t wearing any swimming trunks presented a sudden, and very comical image.
Watched Harry Potter: The Philosopher’s Stone on TV, which I know well enough that it didn’t matter that it was in Czech. I loved the books. I don’t quite understand the tremendous success of the films. When you see them in a foreign language you realize that for the most part it’s a lot of people cheering at sports events and award ceremonies. ( I exaggerate a bit. I did like the movies. But they are not the books.)
Today I picked a lot of cherries, some red currants, and some black currants. I took a couple of long walks, saw some magnificent vistas of Česky Raj, startled a hare, and saw a deer running away from us through the woods. And got beat up by the kids in the pool again.
Home again, Helena and I just went to the outdoor cinema and saw “Danny Collins” with Al Pacino. There were parts of it I liked very much. Helena fell asleep.