Thursday November 23, 2017
Dumpster Diving for Roses
Chris is such an understanding husband. He gets a little embarrassed when I do silly things and he definitely thinks I am nutty for taking roses out of the garbage. We have a florist on the first floor of our flat here in Vienna. And they throw away a LOT of flowers. They are too "old" to sell. But they still smell beautiful and they have a few more days of life in them. And they are free!!!
So I have been dumpster diving the garbage cans at our flat for free roses. Here they are in the ...
Wednesday November 22, 2017
Sheep Wool Bootie Slippers
We packed light when coming to Europe so I said goodbye to my REI slippers. They were like sleeping bags for my feet! They were down booties and so warm and comfortable. You couldn't wear them outside, but that wasn't their purpose. They were house slippers. REI doesn't make them anymore (they were the REI brand) but they do have a similar down bootie from Cabiniste.
I figured I would be okay in Europe with warm socks. Until I wasn't. I realized that when my feet are cold, I get super cold. ...
Tuesday November 21, 2017
James is an EU Pet Passport Holder
When we came to Vienna from the United States, our dog James had to get a LOT of paperwork done. He needed a full health certificate filled out from our veterinarian in DC. And then we had to get that paperwork co-signed by the USDA in Richmond, Virginia. It wasn't a problem - but it was expensive (the vet bill) and time consuming (driving to Richmond, Virginia for the USDA).
And the US paperwork is only valid for 30 days. Since we are staying in Europe longer than 30 days, we had to find ...
Monday November 20, 2017
Butterkeks and Chocolate
Have you seen these cookies?
Well if not, you won't see them here either because they are delicious! These are made by the UTZ company which is based in Baltimore, MD so you may find them around that area if they are not in a store where you are. From what I can figure out, UTZ bought the company that originally made these and it's a good thing because the world would be a sad place without them.
The cookies are also available separately. They are the Butterkeks, and they are good on ...
Friday November 17, 2017
Dinner with Ingo and Ina
Our friends Ingo and Ina live in Vienna and when they heard we were coming to Vienna they invited us to their home for dinner. We knew they were good cooks - but this was like a Michelin starred restaurant experience!
I wish I would have taken photos of the many, many courses. But we were having such a good time talking and eating that I forgot to get my phone and take pictures.
Ina had a selection of dog treats for James and he got a few tastes of our courses, too.
Chris and James watch ...