Posts tagged ‘Linz’

November 19, 2020

December recap

by ada

I can’t count the ways this blog has helped me throughout the years – the best of all is  it serving as my memory, haha. In no way could I otherwise recall what I did 5 years ago in December.

As it turns out, five years ago in December I spent an afternoon in Salzburg…

…and another one in Wels, where I visited Europe’s largest Christkind:

In Schärding I saw the house, where Rupert Ignaz Mayr was born…

…and stepped briefly on German land…

…before really going for it and spending a whole day in Passau. I liked it!

Not everybody is of the same opinion, though:

Honestly, what’s wrong with this generation?

We really need some peace…

…and some Bach on Europe”s largest pipe organ (yeah, it was the month of the Greatest(s)).

I also drank the first (and last) mulled wine of the season (my yearly total alcohol consumption, I’m a party animal, but only at heart):

Christmas was everywhere:

I mean, literally. Everywhere. 

‘Tis the season for the good and the innocent…

…and for the truly evil:

Fortunately, I got home safely, just in time…

…for Móricka’s birthday party…

…and for Christmas Eve:

We went skating…

…and made a stunning gingerbread house:

Two proud baker’s helfers:

New Year’s Eve I spent, hot and reckless as I am, partying hard with Milo…

…Móricka…

…and The Cat.

May 6, 2018

Linz at Christmastime

by ada

December 17, 2017

my Linz neighbourhood

by ada

June 19, 2016

things that make me happy

by ada

Just to keep record of some of the things that otherwise would be forgotten would I hold onto chronology too strictly; things that made my life better even if only for one short moment.

One of those things was eating cherries…

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…especially twin cherries:

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My bike, Priscilla. I bought her from a Portuguese girl who has since moved back home; and decided to keep the name she gave it (I am the queen of second third fourth tenth hand bikes):

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That my bike has “happy” written on it…

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…and that she is not the only happy bike out there:

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Things I find in my bed after Milo naps in it (a half meter long plastic toy tram, a ladle, and the naked leg of a Barbie doll, just to name a few):

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My new pink Adidas ballerinas (the only piece of pink clothing I’ve ever owned, I’m fairly sure). I got them at the mall called Mercury Centrum in České Budějovice:

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This mosaic. It reminds me of Wien:

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Cats on walls…

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…on doormats…

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…and in my work email:

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Deer on my new hoodie:

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The new Mma Ramotswe book:

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All the three and a half days of summer we’ve got this year (so far)…

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…which I used for going on bike rides…

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…and taking cable cars:

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This cheese I found at Merkur. It is so good (and it reminds me of last summer):

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That, after 5 months on raw food (and junk food), I can now finally cook again:

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That my room smells like elderflower:

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Móricka’s new manifesto: When I grow up, I will be Ada and I will take the train to places very very far and I will buy all the presents. (I feel like I’m turning into the American Auntie Rich Relative From The Other Side Of The Iron Curtain, a phenomenon I so badly envied from the neighbourhood kids while growing up in Socialist Hungary):

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Those 30.863 voters who turned over the elections (Obviously, I am not allowed to vote in Austria. But I still have my opinions about my pampered, twenty-years old coworkers with their houses and swimming pools, who all voted right radical because of “young blood” and “dahoam”):

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That I’m moving out of this house (the neighbours! Give me a lonesome island!)…

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…because I’m finally, finally leaving Linz. Not a day too early. My time here had so much in common with my last few Dutch months. The city that I failed to click with. The social isolation. The terrible weather (it was snowing yesterday! On the 18th of June!). The frustrating living conditions (the neighbours! Did I mention my neighbours!). The feeling that I’m stuck and that it’s not my fault. The general unhappiness this unfortunate combination brought on me. Truly, it were some miserable eight months. But it’s almost over now!

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December 30, 2014

Linz before Christmas

by ada

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August 21, 2013

Linz

by ada

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June 11, 2013

an afternoon in Linz

by ada

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September 15, 2012

Linz – part 2

by ada

September 15, 2012

Linz – part 1

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September 9, 2012

365/252

by ada

Apart from the pain in my lower back which makes me consider suicide about fifty times a day I feel quite okay so I’m trying to make the best out of this sick leave. Today I made an afternoon trip to Linz.

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