Thursday, 7 April 2011


It is with great sadness that we have to announce the death after a short illness of Salamander (Hannah Kodicek). Hannah was at the very centre of the Cesky Krumlov ex-pat community and she will be sorely missed. I am sure regular readers of this blog will miss her wonderful posts about Czech nature and customs and the reconstruction of her properties at Olsina and Cesky Krumlov.

The photograph is of wild violets which cover the bank above Hannah's lakeside house and used to give her so much joy.

I will not be continuing this blog in the light of Hannah's death. But if you wish to continue following our experiences of ex-pat life in the Cesky Krumlov, please visit

Saturday, 1 January 2011

Christmas at Forest House

Inspired by Salamander's landscapes in the post below, I thought to take a few pictures closer up, to show the fragile beauty of snow in miniature.