Saturday, 20 January 2018

Sunday on the Wiener Weinberge

We had three days in Vienna with very different weather. Saturday was grey and rainy, Sunday was filled with snow and wind, and Monday was fresh and sunny.

On Sunday we went to the Mountains not far from Vienna. It is only half an hour of public transport away. Mellie brought her sled and Fleur had her very first sled ride. In the mountains it was really a winter wonderland. So many people went there with their kids to play in the snow. The day really made me appreciate the mountains. Coming from Denmark it is not something I grew up with our ever experienced in my childhood, and it has been over 15 years since I was last in the snowy mountains and had a day like this.

When we arrived we took a walk up to something called Am Himmel. Here we had a cup of coffee with all the other people eating soup and warming up after being outside. Afterwards we took the sled for a spin and went back down to the bus stop. Here we had lunch in one of the cafées overlooking Vienna, that was beginning to be slightly visible after it stopped snowing.

It must be so nice to live in a big city and still have the mountains so close, that you can go whenever you feel like it.

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Vienna

This weekend, we went to Vienna to visit Mellie. It is our first trip out of town postpartum that doesn't involve visiting relatives and it was quite a different city trip than any prior experiences. I haven't been to Vienna before and I am not sure I can really say that I saw the city, but the part we saw was rather nice.

We arrived late Friday afternoon and there wasn't really time for anything else than a stroll around the nearest park. Saturday we went to the local farmers market and did grocery shopping, drank coffee and had a really nice lunch at the local fish place. 

It was quite a cold and wet day so we just went for a short trip around the neighbourhood while Fleur did her afternoon nap. In the evening we had abendbrot with some of the delicious thing we got on the market, while Fleur was sleeping sound in the other room.

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Sunny Birthday

A little over a week ago, it was Vincent's birthday.

It was a cold and very beautiful day. He must have behaved exceptionally good this year, as the sun was shining the entire day.

It had been frost during the night and the morning was fresh and sharp in my face when I went out with Fleur to go to baby-swimming. We still have had only few of those kind of mornings, winter has been very mild this year in Berlin.

After swimming, Vincent picked us up and we went for brunch at Two Planets. The rest of the day we spend eating, enjoying the sun and unwrapping presents and the next day Berlin was again gray and rainy.