Wednesday, May 25, 2011

new things

a couple of months back we went to see the low anthem and the support band were the head and the heart. we were impressed by them and so kev just bought their debut album by the same name. they were such a great live band (so much energy) that the album feels a little flat in comparison but i do like it. great if you're in the mood for a little folky stuff!
another new album.... the latest from foals. i need another listen but the track what remains is fantastic.
the lovely mimie bought me two new plants to keep the lonely cactus company. lets just hope that i can keep them alive!
and i bought myself this black tote bag from fieldguided (with a line from 'running up that hill' by kate bush). i love it! (and i really like reading the blog too). i actually already have it in the usual unbleached cotton tote colour but i just couldn't resist buying it again when they started printing it in black! (naughty me).

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

sunday walk in the cemetery

sounds a bit spooky but it wasn't. it was actually very peaceful and sunny. we took a tram ride on the number 71 to the famous zentralfriedhof (central cemetery) in simmering. seriously, its HUGE.
i was practising with the zoom lens!

Monday, May 23, 2011


i can't stop eating tuna nicoise salad. addicted. we ate it twice this weekend (although you'll notice it was missing the french beans as kev forgot to buy them!).

unfortunately i wasn't feeling 100% this past weekend. kev came home from working in bulgaria with a cold and sore throat and gave it to me just in time for the weekend. great eh! so i spent a lot of time relaxing.

we enjoyed a few hours on saturday afternoon in the local park. i love reading in the shade of the trees when the weather is hot. i'm currently reading this book will save your life by a.m. homes. i'm not very far in but i'm enjoying it so far.

in the late afternoon i met up with jenny and we drank a few beers at the universitäts bräuhaus (for medicinal purposes obviously!). it's a nice spot to sit outside. they brew their own beer too!

afterwards we went to the rathaus to see all the people arriving for the life ball. it was a fantastic atmosphere. very busy but lots of fun.

then the lens on my camera broke and so i couldn't take pictures of all the amazing costumes and things going on. was not happy.

and now i can only take photos with the zoom lens that i have never used. challenging!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

monday walk to work

i didn't leave the apartment all weekend. i had a rather crazy drunken friday night out with work colleagues and got home at 7am on saturday morning... and so i wasn't really fit for anything! it was raining lots this weekend anyway and so it was nice to just relax at home and enjoy the sofa. i spent the time mostly catching up on sleep, watching the eurovision song contest (did anyone else see the song performed by moldova?! it was one of the most bizarre funny things i've seen in ages!), eating yummy chilli con carne cooked by kev for dinner, and scrambled eggs for breakfast. we also caught up on lots of tv watching.

these pictures were taken on my way to work this morning. the building poking out of the bushes in the last photo is the belvedere. the photo above it was taken looking in the other direction. there is such a contrast in landscape.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

our second genuss festival

it was the annual genuss festival at stadtpark this past weekend (you can read here about our visit there last year). unfortunately i was really terrible at taking photographs this time so all i have are the two above of a cake thing (don't know what it's called but it tasted great) and a huge sausage! but we had a lovely afternoon wandering around all the stalls and sipping some great austrian white wine with friends.

Monday, May 9, 2011

sunny saturday in the city

saturday was beautiful in vienna. kev and i had a few things to do in the city so we spent the afternoon shopping (i finally found a dress to wear to our friends wedding in a few weeks!) and then we relaxed in the sun with a beer at the cute little aloha bar at the museums quartier. if you closed your eyes and listened to the rustle in the umbrellas it almost felt like you were at the beach ;-)

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

weekend in pictures

another busy but fantastic weekend with friends visiting from england. i'm still trying to catch up on some sleep!