Hello everybody! :) As you might have already noticed, I'm again in a quite stressful phase due to university, wherefore I hadn't been able to post a lot in the past days.. Last week and the week before I had been spending most of my time learning for an exam that I took on Thursday. Hopefully, it went quite well! Last weekend I decided to relax a little bit and pursue one of my favourite things- taking a million photos of my surroundings and annoying everybody with it. After I had left Vienna on Friday morning and had come home to the countryside I decided to step out of the house and take some pictures of our garden. I once again have to say- I absolutely adore autumn. I just do. Everything looks so pretty,- but I guess also mostly because my mum spends so much time decorating our garden real nicely. :)
The weekend before I still had to learn for my exam- and this is the place I have found to be the most inspiring and motivating: The couch in our wintergarden! It looks so cozy, doesn't it?
While taking a break from learning I read an interesting article about Peggy Guggenheim ..
For lunch we had some lovely soup, a main course and of course- dessert!
Since my boyfriend and I couldn't find any more motivation to keep on learning, we decided to take a little walk through the neighbourhood.
Autumn's just the best, isn't it? .. Well, on our way home I wanted to show Mike some nice villas and houses that are located outside the center of the city. So we went around in this housing complex when all of a sudden this little fella jumped out of the bushes (literally) and ran towards us! At first we thought that he wanted to protect his street by threatening us with his terrifying glance...
... however, .. he then instantly made it clear that he just wanted to be cuddled. I usually detest cats but this one was really cute, I must say. :)
After we had gotten home we got ourselves some tea and cake.
On monday, -back in the city- I needed some nourishment for my nerves in order to get on with my studies, so I bought this fantastic chocolate bar from Meinl (Esther and my favourite food-store) and indulged in some leftover plums my mom gave to me the day before. Yumm........... :)
That week wasn't particularly exciting as I didn't do much besides learning and working. I went back to the countryside a little earlier that week and spent the evening like most of my evenings.- Watching Boy Meets World and eating some snacks. :)
This past weekend, my boyfriend and I went to IKEA and later did some shopping in a big shopping mall near Vienna. We found some great bargains, had a lovely meal and met some friends we hadn't seen in a long time. :) It was quite lovely! The rest of the weekend was characterized by us lying around, eating, watching TV and preparing university stuff for next week. That was pretty much it. Oh, well no!- Actually I forgot something! :)- On Sunday Esther and I met up with some of our oldest and best friends for Esther's and Lisa's delayed birthday party. Even though we don't really see each other alltogether very often anymore, due to work, university and so on,- we still stick to our one important tradition- and that is to celebrate everyone's birthday (even if it is coupled, like in this case) during the year. We usually meet up at the birthday girl's house and eat "traditional food" that we've always been eating at the particular houses since we were very young. My mum recently told me that she thinks that we're getting a little too old for that, however I totally disagree. It's always nice meeting up with your friends at.. like.. your apartment.. but it's much more fun to stick to the tradition and meet at the family house on the countryside and celebrate there. It's much more fun that way and brings back old memories. :) At least that's what we think- and we're definitely trying to keep that tradition as long as we can. :)
Have a nice week, you guys! :)