This weekend was extreme. In a good way. It started on Thursday and ended today – on Monday night. We participated in the Restaurant Day. Our pop-up afternoon tea took place in Brno this Saturday from 2 to 5 pm. We sold about 100 pcs of pastries in just 3 hours! It was a great success and I’d like to give a huge online hug to all my (Šárka’s) family that came tu support us and also to Jiří and Bety, who helped me a lot with all the organisation, selling and other stuff.
I made Czech and British sweets: bábovka (a bundt cake) with orange zest and cardamom, buchty with quark and plum jam filling, St Martin’s rolls with nuts and plum jam filling; pumpkin bread with nuts, shortbread with lavender and honey (unfortunatelly it broke so we did’t sell it), mini apple pies, cake pops and butter biscuits. We also served herbal tea (mint + lemon balm) and black tea with milk. We forgot our DSLR camera so all the pics were taken with iPhone.
We plan to participate in the next Restaurant Day that takes place on February, 15. I think we will stay in Prague as it’s much more convenient for us.
17th November is a really important date for the modern Czech history. It’s the day of the Velvet Revolution that happened in 1989. University students started a demonstration against the communist regime in Czechoslovakia.
It worked. We’re free now and we should be happy for that. Unfortunately there are so many people, like current president Milos Zeman, who derogate this event as “one of many demonstrations that happened that year” and “it would happen anyway” or even “it wasn’t worth it”. No, it’s really an important day! This is the day of the year when I can say I’m proud to be Czech. That Václav Havel, the first Czech president is the reason media are free to speak and our nation is free to live.
There’s a word in the Czech language “pravdoláskař” (someone who respects true and love – usually a supporter of Václav Havel) that is lately percieved with some kind of derision… Well, I’m really proud to be pravdoláskař. I think that freedom and love are the greatest values people have. All pictures were taken by Jiří.