A Child’s Christmas in Vienna

I’ve been here for several  days, now, delighting in Leilani and Matthew’s warmth in sharing their new city. We’ve had grand meals,  both at home and out. Lei makes her own tortillas in Vienna (yes, yes, she does).  We did Caffe Diglas  for a lunch of schnitzel and goulasch, and then a melange…

MelangeI’ve  visited the place where Matthew spends his days, and seen the view from his study room:

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AND, OH, DID I MENTION THAT MARY IS 14 MONTHS OLD?

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HER HAT IS ON, SHE’S READY TO GO —

MIB

 

Mary seems to own Dad’s study room, or at least the string controlling the blinds — 

Our  nights have been  full of Christmas markets: Stephantsplat, Freyung in the city center; there’s one in the Ehrenhof, outside the Belvedere Palace; the one we did last night  in Spittelberg is full of lanes, crowded with stalls selling handicrafts (think, llama blanket with polar bears) , art ( think waxart, which as we left, was going for 50% off), and chocolate of every color and flavor.

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3 in St Stephen's
St Stephen’s for Mass: Haydn for 2 hours. Still, it was Haydn. Still, it was 2 hours.

7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Barbara Johnson
    Dec 25, 2013 @ 20:52:13

    Love it.

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  2. mebtravelling - U.S. to India & Back (& Around)
    Dec 25, 2013 @ 20:55:53

    Thanks, Barb.

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  3. Sand
    Dec 25, 2013 @ 23:03:40

    How well Matt has done for himself! Be proud!

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  4. Gwen
    Dec 26, 2013 @ 15:32:03

    ME, thanks for sharing your photos from Vienna – just lovely & how special that you can be with your sweet little granddaughter at this special time of the year.

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  5. Tom
    Dec 27, 2013 @ 14:39:45

    I like the city decorations. That’s the way to do it!

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  6. Jean JOhnson
    Dec 30, 2013 @ 16:20:14

    Mary Ellen, I’ll need to get all the info when you return. I’ve always wanted to do Christmas in Vienna. Shopping the markets sounds like such fun.

    Jean J

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  7. Gwen
    Jan 07, 2015 @ 17:05:40

    Just wonderful to hear. Enjoy this special time.

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