D day is here, and we have barely slept a wink out of nervousness. Everything has to be prepared before Sunny arrives. Unluckily for us, Sunny isn’t much of a sleepyhead and tends to get into the office early. Therefore, at 6:30 a.m. we’re already on our marks and we’re installing a TV screen that will deliver Radek’s message to the unsuspecting Sunny. Get the hidden cameras in place, agree every member of the film crew’s exact position during the event, and everybody clears out. Our colleague arrives shortly thereafter and seats herself at her desk, the morning being nothing out of the ordinary so far. But in a few moments the screen flashes on and the surprised Sunny watches her husband’s romantic monologue. When Radek arrives in person at the scene with a huge bouquet after the video ends and surprises his wife for the second time, Sunny’s astonishment seems to know no boundaries. Visibly moved, Sunny smiles brightly and we know we’ve pulled it off!
The next item on the string of unexpected moments is a prepared breakfast, during which they can work out what they will do with Sunny’s last “gift” – the day off work. They both agree that they will spend it at the shooting range. It was a passion for shooting that had brought them together in the first place, and it accompanies them through their whole partnership. “Sunny isn’t much of a girly girl in a pink dress but kind of a man in disguise – mentally, I mean. In fact, she can be pretty punk sometimes,” Radek reveals. Shooting with a wide range of guns, such as a shotgun, pistol, or rifle, and other activities we usually consider as “masculine”, such as driving a car and knowing how to park it well, are things that metaphorically hold their harmonious relationship together.
“Our daily activities are pretty balanced,” they agree, almost in unison. Cleaning up, cooking, doing the laundry, or even chopping wood are done by whichever has the time or is in the mood for it. And that can mean work that anybody else might turn their nose up at. “You know, we live in a house just outside Prague, and we have chickens. And the coop needs to be cleaned out from time to time,” Radek laughs.