So January started with a bang. Literally. An accident at home resulted in me making a late night phone call to the Austrian ambulance service. Turns out under pressure I lose all my German speaking ability. The poor call handler just had some crazy Englishwoman shouting ‘kopf, blood, kopf, blood’ at him then repeating my … More 1 down, 11 to go.
Well I made it! Its now December, and I have last 5 whole months in Vienna. So here is what I’ve learnt 1.Tourists are such a pain in the arse They are everywhere and just stand like gormless muppets in the middle of the path for their 1000th selfie in 10 meters 2.There is always … More I’ve survived!
It’s that time of year again where we get to watch the Earth get pelted with rocks courtesy of the Perseids meteor shower. I’ve never seen it in its full glory before so as my other half had the night off we decided to leave the confines of the city to see it. Vienna is … More A walk in the woods – the night I almost died.
I love food. I’m not a foodie, but being a vegetarian I am fussy. One of my favourite things about home is my dads allotment, with fresh grown strawberries, raspberries, onions, potatoes, carrots, courgettes etc. Homegrown food tastes so much better than supermarket food. I find vegetables from all the shops from Waitrose to Aldi … More Food Glourious food
Ever since I decided to wrap up my UK life and head to Austria I’ve been excited about the prospect of seeing new wildlife. With the Danube and the alps close by I figured I’d see something new, but for the first 3 weeks I’ve mainly seen blackbirds, sparrows (both house and tree) crows (carrion and … More Its a jungle out there!
So, my other half does the Nijmegen marches every year and has a few completions at 50km under his belt already. I stupidly said I’d do it with him this year at the extended distance of 55km per day for 4 days, with 13hours maximum completion time a day. For those of you who work … More Retreat at Nijmegen
So in response to my friends challenge about there not being enough sex in my writings, I shall devote a whole post to it! Vienna is liberal in many ways. Its recently had its pride parade and so rainbow flags are still flying in the city. The green man at traffic crossings is always two … More Sex in the city
So its been 11 days since I arrived in beautiful Vienna. What have I learned? 1, Gym arseholes are not a British phenomenon. – seriously when there is only one floor mat in the ladies gym you do not need to hog it for the entire hour so nobody else can use it. And the … More 11 days, 11 learnings
So I arrived in Vienna the day of the famous Brexit Vote. I cast my Ballot and set off. I’d decided against flying from the UK to Vienna as I had my pet rats (yes I know its weird) and the air freight guys wanted 1000 Stirling to fly them across. So instead we hopped on … More On leaving, arriving and Brexit