Monday, July 25, 2011


not much happening here. we've had a weekend of shopping, chores and getting things done at home before family and friends visit us this week (excited!).

we did make a trip to ikea on saturday and then had a little adventure on the way home! there is an ikea bus that departs from the bus stop opposite the opera that is really handy for people like us who don't have a car. we've made the trip many times before but somehow we managed to get on the wrong bus home (don't ask me how!). there was a little (okay, rather large panic) as we drove off into the unknown 23rd district. luckily the bus stopped at siebenhirten (at the end of the u6 line) and we managed to make our way home on the underground laden with ikea bags, a large picture frame and a plant!

i'm happy as it means i've finally reframed my gustav klimt 'the kiss' print. i've owned this print for many years and i find it quite amazing that i now only live a 15 minute walk away from the belvedere that houses the original.

we went to ikea for only a few small things and managed to come back with €175 worth of stuff. what, i'm not quite sure?! but we do have a new pestle and mortar! and our new plant now sits next to the frida khalo print.

wow. looking at that bowl of pasta (jamie oliver's working girls pasta - one of our favourites) i can't believe how greedy i am!


  1. I grew up with "The Kiss" in my parents bedroom.

  2. i love it. its been with me in my bedroom since i was a teenager!

  3. Hi there! Just thought I'd leave you a note to let you know how much I enjoy your blog. Since I moved to Vienna in February, I've been checking it regularly. You've given me some great ideas on places to eat out. Danke!

    Also, I wanted to let you know that I just created a section on my own blog with links to other "Blogs About Wien." I've listed your blog there. If you'd prefer that I not list you, just let me know and I'll take it off immediately. Vielen Dank!

  4. lindsay - thank you so much for your lovely comment! and of course i don't mind you linking to my blog. i'm coming over now to check it out! :-)