International warmth

maurines_hood_webThat’s me with your hood, yarn from Turkey, knitted in Florida, sent to Vienna, where I wear it with pleasure. You made the hood after I wrote you about my bad flu – big, big, big hug!

DAY BEFORE CHRISTMAS IN VIENNA

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I AVOID THE INNER CITY OF VIENNA ON DAYS LIKE THE 23TH OF DECEMBER. BUT THIS YEAR I HAD NO CHANCE BECAUSE I FORGOT TO BUY SOMETHING FOR CHRISTMAS. I GOT WHAT I NEEDED … AND AS AN EXTRA THIS BEAUTIFUL SKY.

THE “STAKE” – UNDESCRIBABLE!

OH MAURINE, I HAVE NO IDEA HOW TO DESCRIBE THIS FAMOUS AUSTRIAN DESSERT! IT IS CALLED “STAKE” AND YOU USE BREAD, BERRIES OR OTHER ANY OTHER FRUIT, CURD … AND MANY MORE THINGS. YOU HAVE TO COME OVER AND TRY IT.

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AUTUMN WALK WITH MY FRIEND

TODAY ANDREA AND I WENT FOR A WALK NEAR THE DANUBE. ANDREA IS MY BEST FRIEND BUT SINCE SHE MOVED AWAY FROM MY HOMETOWN WE DON’T SEE EACH OTHER VERY OFTEN. SO I WAS VERY HAPPY TO HAVE HER ON MY SIDE.

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TODAYS COOKING LESSON: APPLE STRUDEL

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THIS STRUDEL MADE BY MY FATHER AND ME DOES NOT ONLY LOOK DELICIOUS, MAURINE.

LATE NIGHT FLOWERS

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YESTERDAY I FELT VERY TIRED ALL DAY LONG. IN THE EVENING I MET A FRIEND AND WE HAD COFFEE AND A PIECE OF CAKE. ON MY WAY HOME I THOUGHT, HOW BEAUTIFUL VIENNA IS, EVEN ON COLD AND RAINY DAYS. IT’S GOOD TO LIVE HERE.

AUTUMN IN SUBURBIA

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HAD TO TAKE SOME PICTURES FOR A JOB IN A SUBURBIA PART OF VIENNA. LUCKY ME: NEXT DAY THE WEATHER CHANGED DRAMATICALLY WITH STORM AND HEAVY RAINS.