Although many of us believe that one shouldn't mess with tradition, it does happen every now and then that someone breaks the conventions and does things their own way. At Christmas! The manager of Drop of Hope Vendula Pizingerová, who packs her backpack and travels to exotic countries or goes for a hike with her husband and son every year, is a stellar example. Most people, however, lean towards domestic tranquility.
We're all living very hectic lives throughout the year, wherefore most people start to slow down in mid-December, looking forward to some wonderful, peaceful moments spent with their family. David Kraus, Radek Banga, Míša Maurerová or Andrea Růžičková, who, by the way, is expecting her second child, are also looking forward to that.
For example, actress Míša Mauerová cannot wait for her family holidays. She claims they will definitely be unforgettable. Her twins who are just about to hit puberty and her ten-month-old daughter are sure to provide plenty of extraordinary experiences.
"With so many children, there will be no shortage of disasters. But I'm sure we will remember this Christmas for a long time and I'm glad for that."
Unfortunately, most artists don't enjoy the pre-Christmas time all that much, because they tend to be busy with Christmas concerts, and theater tours. Being swamped with work, they hardly have time to go shopping for presents or bake Christmas cookies. One needs to be awesome at time management; Leona Machálková considers herself an expert:
"Advent time is a very intense period for me regarding my work, but I'm able to enjoy it just like Christmas, when they come. Neither can be achieved without good organization, so I plan both the preparations and the relaxing time spent with my friends and family, shopping, decorating, baking, etc. I like my order and thanks to that I can deal with everything without stress. The fact that I'm always busy and on the road, doing concerts almost daily, actually recharges me rather than slows me down. I just like to be on the move, that's the engine that keeps me running."
There may be adventurers here and there among the famous, but Vendula Pizingerová is the biggest of them all. She and her family don't have any issues with spending Christmas Eve on a plane, traveling to a far-away destination. They do it regularly, and at Christmas, when others are hanging out on the couch, watching fairy tales and binging on sweets, they tend to have a twenty-kilo backpack on their backs, hiking up a mountain.
"We like it that way, we don't need a Christmas tree and cookies for Christmas. My men don't really eat it anyway. The experiences we bring home are priceless,"