Wednesday, December 10, 2008


Last weekend I went to Vienna with 34 people who I work with. Thomas, a work colleague, and husband of my dear friend Ana at Boladeberlin had lived there for a number of months a few years ago, knew his way around the city and our first stop was a wool shop where we bought german wool for socks and needles for Ana and Leiny (who has begun using them already) at Just A Minute. I think Leiny's recent postings, particularly the one of the Christmas Fair, are fantastic and I want to award her the Kreativ Blogger Award, in keeping with the Fairs theme.

Thomas and Ana's good friend Julia took on the role of our tour guide. We did some sight seeing including a tour of the Opera house,

a visit to Hotel Sacher for hot chocolate, a trip to Schonbrunn Palace on the sunday morning , a quick visit to the Spanish riding school, a horse drawn carriage tour of the city at dusk, and a spot of shopping at the Christmas markets We still had some time left over for dinner on both evenings, lunch at the Opera house on sunday and a full blown sing song with another group from Donegal on saturday evening. It seemed like we were more than two days there. The nine hours sleep I got over two days left me pretty tired on the monday, when I was back at work.

The next post will inlcude a challenge I received from Jacoline (Lien)at Lovely Living and an award I received from Sharon at Mana Moon.

Dont forget to join Beachy at The Whispering Poppies for a Home Sweet Home Holiday Blog party on December 12th, sounds like it is going to be a lot of fun.


Deborah said...

Lucky you! That is one city I have always wanted to visit. I miss the Christmas markets in Germany. Anyway, thank you for the lovely photos!

Veronica Tingvall said...

It really sounds wonderful. That yarn shop looks great and a bit dangerous... I would probably go crazy in there and buy everything they have.

Thank you for all the kind comments you have been leaving on my blog. it makes med so happy.

I hope you are happy and healthy.
Lots of love /veronica

Sabina said...

How wonderful. My heart skiped a beat when I read the first line. I would love to visit Vienna someday. Beautiful photos!!

Have a great day Margie!!

Ana Salomé said...

You seemed to have had a great time in Vienna :) I wanted to go too but we're actually going in February... I can't wait! I would have loved to go to all the knitting shops with you, it would have been fun. I miss our crafty moments...I hope we can meet soon.

Fyra årstider ♥ My Lovely Christmas Home said...

What a lovely trip
Hug Lotta

The Whispering Poppies said...

Oh My look at all that lovely YARN! Vienna looks like such a lovely place, and your photos are beautiful! I love the Opera House!

Anonymous said...

Oh Margie what a beautiful posting! Your pictures were just gorgeous and it sounds like you had the perfect trip. Thank you so much for sharing this delightful experience for those of us who are just a little too far from Vienna for a weekend visit.

Veronica Tingvall said...

Lemon tea sounds great. I think I will havea cup of my own right nowand it will be likewe arehaving tea together:-)

have a lovely evening

Les Cotrions said...

Hi Margie! Oh Vienna is fantastic! I've visited it twice but many years ago...I'm happy to hear you enjoyed your time with friends there!
Have a nice week end!

Clare said...

What a wonderful place to visit, thank you for sharing all the lovely photos

Christy said...

Beautiful place!