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Little People

It turns out my little people are becoming…not so little. A. is about to start his first school soon, and D. is already a fifth grader; to her relief, fifth grade still does come along with a pink uniform, rather than the work-cloth blue of higher grades. She does love her pink; and any pastel colours.

Sea Fun

We had a little bit of fun before the heat rises up back to unbearable levels and any seaside activities will be akin to staring out of a mall window into the horizon.

We had a rather terrible tea that we enjoyed nonetheless, beautiful weather and all. Beaches do have a soothing effect, after all.

Happy National Day, Kuwait!

And happy second birthday to my youngest one. She’s a big girl now!

Not much celebration here except a fancy red velvet cake, but when you’re two years old, you don’t really give a toss about candles and presents just yet. For which I am grateful, as the other two birthdays are coming up shortly, and with kids that do care.

A Drop By

I know I haven’t been updating the blog on regular basis these last months, but life flows slowly and mostly peacefully here on the desert. I fell deep into a Bioware fandom for a while (well, I am still there, so to say), and it brought me back to writing a little, and drawing a little more.

So much, in fact, […]

From Eid al-Fitr Celebration

We’ve had a lovely (and relatively small this year) Eid lunch at my mother in law’s house few days back. It was busy as usual, with kids running around and playing, and people chatting and celebrating the end of the Islamic month of fasting, Ramadan. I’ve managed to take few pictures which I deem worthwhile, while plenty others were just […]

Ongoing Semi-Maintenance / Probíhající údržba

Sorry for the half-finished, half-not appearance at the moment, I’ve decided to take the blog out of maintenance mode to enable live testing. If you aren’t in my contacts on FB, yet you’d like to report to me any problems you might come across with the site (technical, not content), feel free to drop a line in this topic right […]

Eid Mubarak, from Ovenhill to You

Went out (after a month spent indoors, because Ramadan) today; well, if checking our building and whether it still stands is counted as outing. It does stand, bar few bricks which got blown out from a part of the wall. As we’ve found out by a casual stroll through that brand new neighbourhood, a lot of the houses suffered from […]

From Sand to Castle (Sandcastle!)

Ok, maybe not a castle. It is somewhere between villa and a castle in my puny European eyes; it is, however, considered a rather small family house here among the Kuwaitis. Angle of view, origin of upbringing? Maybe. Nonetheless, it’s a house, it’s big enough for all of us, it is our home (well, maybe. ‘Bu Abbas is still deciding […]

Progressing…

…on the rough building of our house, and losing nerves and a carload of dinars in process too. This for that, I suppose. And since it’s slightly over a hundred kilometers from our current residence to the building site, there’s plenty of time for desert viewing ad photographing (although it does get rather monotonous after a while, even my joy […]

Careful Bridges

Some snaps from road to our house (it’s a long drive, about an hour from the current apartment by highway). It always fascinated me, those various warning signs – never saw them before in Czech or Britain; which of course doesn’t mean they aren’t there, just not so omnipresent as here. And some of the bridges feature rather beautiful murals; […]

Gallery / Galerie

Doubravka

Portraits of my eldest daughter (she’s getting so big!). Each of my children deserves his […]

Contrasts / Kontrasty

Kuwait is a country full of architectural contrasts and that is one of the things […]

Kuwait / Kuvajt

Kuwait, a small country tucked away in a rather strategical position within the Gulf; one […]

Little Ones / Malí Lidé

A big joy to point a camera at, the little ones give ample amount of opportunities for […]


No wealth is more useful than intelligence and wisdom;
no solitude is more horrible than when people avoid you on account of your vanity and conceit or when you wrongly consider yourself above everybody to confide and consult;
no eminence is more exalting than piety;
no companion can prove more useful than politeness;
no heritage is better than culture; no leader is superior to Divine Guidance;
no deal is more profitable than good deeds;
no profit is greater than Divine Reward;
no abstinence is better than to restrain one’s mind from doubts (about religion);
no virtue is better than refraining from prohibited deeds;
no knowledge is superior to deep thinking and prudence;
no worship or prayers are more sacred than fulfillment of obligations and duties;
no religious faith is loftier than feeling ashamed of doing wrong and bearing calamities patiently;
no eminence is greater than to adopt humbleness;
no exaltation is superior to knowledge; nothing is more respectable than forgiveness and forbearance;
no support and defense are stronger than consultation.
(Imam Ali, a.s.)