When I look out of the window and see the glorious sunshine the rain at the beginning of last week seems far away. I had a great week which passed quickly and when I think about going on vacation next Saturday it almost seems to good to be true. Time is flying at the moment. Why? I have no clue, I just enjoy it.
Monday I met K at Figar again. This time for an after-work drink (for me that meant cherry coke and juice). I still like the place, I am just not happy that it allows smoking. It’s not so bad while there but once you leave everything reeks of stale smoke.
Tuesday is still HIIT day. Just because I don’t mention about it, doesn’t mean I am not going there. Twice a week, every Sunday and Tuesday, I attend, sweat and get a bit fitter. My progress is remarkable because I can actually notice that I am getting better at doing stuff. Just tell that to my jeans though!
During the day and also all Wednesday I attended a first aid seminar. Hopefully I will never need it, but at least now I am prepared (as far as one can be prepared for an emergency situation). Here you see me with a pressure dressing and bunny ears.
Wednesday I had dinner with co-workers at the Gaumenspiel. The restaurant has been around for quite a while now and I remember being there years ago. The first time I was super impressed by their panna cotta, second time I was super disappointed because they had no more panna cotta on their menu. So third time is a charm and I hoped for the best.
Doesn’t it look amazing? And maybe that was my problem because it tasted good but not great. And the presentation made me hope for so much more. In the end I found the dessert to be the best course of the meal and as usual when something is so good I have no picture of it. My pistachio nougat layer “wonder” was gone in a flash.
Thursday I had a date with my great-uncle to see a concert at the Musikverein which he then had to cancel last minute. My younger brother was the perfect substitue though and we ended up having a great night out. We were expecting to see a concert with the well known conductor Franz Welser-Möst (well known because even I heard about him) but ended up seeing Andrés Orozco-Estrada. Now I am not a music critique and have actually no idea if something is well played or not. But I can say if I like the music, if it moves me or not. And this concert did, they played something from Gustav Mahler and it had such an uplifting effect. Also the conductor was putting all his emotions into his work, he almost seemed to dance in front of the orchester. Just loved it (plus it was short, by 9:15 we were out of there).
This week I had more work and less fun but it doesn’t matter because tonight I am leaving on vacation to Turkey! Will talk to you there. Yours, Pollybert