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It isn’t Budapest

In a good year, Germany seems to me to have an overabundance of public holidays.

If I’m really objective about it, they don’t have a whole lot more than in Australia. But they do have more than the stingy university system, which only grants national, but not WA state holidays.

But there’s this weird system here, where public holidays are set by date. And when I say ‘weird’ I mean ‘actually totally objectively correct’. But in Aussieland we push everything to the nearest Friday or Monday. Here, if the holiday falls on a Saturday or a Sunday, it’s gone. Read More

Green Pinafore

I may have mentioned that last Saturday was my birthday.

Generally, a weekend birthday is a good thing, but these days I just feel like Saturdays are for chores. Still, we made the most of it, had a slow morning, ate brunch and cake at a nice cafe, and made a trip in the afternoon to the Maybachufer fabric market.

Where I bought a lot of fabric. Read More

Up the Mountain Down

Don’t do what we did.

After driving for a few hours, the last stretch of it through windy roads and on the edge of a mountain, we stumbled out of the car and sat down to have lunch.

And then we had a little stroll, and a little look at the mountain, and a perused the gift shop.

And only at that point did we realise that the queue for the cable car was two hours long.

So you know, when you go to Fuente Dé (and you really should go there), go straight to the ticket counter and buy your ticket.

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Red white and blue

Hiya there everyone. This is another one of those posts that’s filled entirely of photos of me and my self-made dress. So if you think that’s kinda odd, feel free to move on along.

And on he subject of kinda odd. Definitely odd, is me standing in a park trying to learn how to use a tripod/selfie timer to take photos of myself this morning.

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