We are in a winter wonderland here. It snows throughout the winter and looks like a Christmas card. All we are missing is the red cardinals. Unfortunately, we don’t have many song birds here. We have a favourite restaurant near here which has been operating for over 200 years. It is a log house in the center of a little village. In the winter it is a really special place. Snow covers the whole town. The house is heated by a wood fire. They still cook on a wood stove in the kitchen and serve a locally brewed beer. Cross country skiing is a national past time for the Czechs and this restaurant sits at the edge of a ski road. Beside the door in the winter there is always a collection of skis stuck in the snow.
It is just three days before Christmas. My son and his father are coming up from Milan. I am busy making cookies and cakes for their visit. So much to still do.