Guess which one I bought??????
Friday, November 30, 2012
The other thing is, I bought a ladder recently. It's about half the height of this....and lemme just say this man is amazing getting all the way to the top and washing away. I got midway up mine and came right down.
more window cleaning, originally uploaded by andreaban2009.
A closer look at the outfit for cleaning windows. Love the cheerful colours:) If you google, there's quite a number of companies for cleaning windows. Questions they need to know...
1. How do you want them cleaned? Both inside and outside/inside only/outside only
2. Do you have screens to be removed and cleaned also? yes/no
3. How many stories is your home? select one....
4. Would you like to schedule routine window washing? Yes monthly/Yes quarterly/no,just this time/don't know/other
This is just beside St Stephan's Cathedral, taken on my last morning in Vienna. I wonder why the need to link the two buildings. Did someone buy them both? The lane between is pretty small you won't exert self walking to and fro surely.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
I loved ( and I still love) reading this series. Again, a short break from my Vienna pictures all because of the word breakfast. Frushtuck ...that was used a lot in the Chalet series. The other phrase I've only read and never heard out loud was Gruss Gott.
I was greeted with that each time I entered a shop. Literal translation is " God's greeting". It is used in Southern Germany and in Austria.
I took this picture because of the word Fruhstuck which is one of the few German words I know courtesy of reading the "Chalet School" series by Elinor M Brent Dyer.
Monday, November 26, 2012
Pastries in Vienna, originally uploaded by edina
Sunday, November 25, 2012
This area houses a selection of buildings including the famous Leopold Museum. Within this complex are a few cultural buildings with different specialities and wide range of cultural topics. There are cafes ( yum!) and shops ( yay) and wide spaces for push prams and buggies. And I suspect if you're studying art in university or have studied it before ( unlike me ) you would have reaped the full benefit of visiting such a lovely culturally rich area. I absorbed some arty-farty- feeling by paying to visit the Leopold Museum and listening to the commentaries to the end.
The line to take would be either U2 or U3 and you'ld want to exit out of Volkstheatre station. Just in front of this building is a bit of garden with some fountains and benches to sit. Nobody sat there when we were there because it was raining. And yes I got to use my rather expensive umbrella purchased on day 1 in Vienna:) I have nothing much to report about the inside of this building. But I believe there are virtual video tours for those of you aching to see what this houses:)
Okay I've done it. Uploaded image from my album to flick and linked it to blogger. Howw smart am I? Not very actually. Cos I still havent figured out how to photo-bucket link. ( And I think I'll leave that for now until next week)
Moo cow! It's a Malaysian company. Would you believe it? How many branches are there? Lemme just count the ones I've been to....Plaza Damas, SOlaris, Gardens Midvalley, KLCC and One Utama.
If you take a closer look at the card, you may be able to see the chops are slightly different from each franchaise. Which is my favourite? The one at Plaza Damas. The least favourite...the one at one utama,,,,the girl who served me was very narky about getting a free scoop. She insisted that I was only elligible for it on the SAME day. Otherwise nada! Zero scoop if I come back another day.
Thanks Lettie and Fibrate for your comments re where to upload pictures. ( Hosts is a more accurate term) So here is what I have been doing for the last 43 minutes...trying to figure out how exactly to do it.
I've created a photobucket account. And uploaded ( blush) a single picture. And that's about the only successful bit of the story I can share. The tricky bit of uploading a picture to blogger is beyond me. So I've cheated by linking someone else's picture for now.
It's funny how you don't care very much for blogging and uploading pictures until you CAN'T and then you absolutely just want to do it. There must be a syndrome for this:) I call it kiasu-ism!
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
1. panicking and creating a new blog with another competitor ie wordpress
2. Delete some pictures ( waaah) thus creating more space
3. Ignoring this and hoping it will all solve itself the next time I log on.
In the meantime I am left with words to describe what's been happening.
1. Mum's birthday which was three days from 4th Grand-auntie's birthday.
2. My right knee swelled up as a direct result of ignoring all warning and jogging an additional 5 km after 13.3 km. ( silly I know but I wanted to collect nike miles)
3.My violin teacher thinks I may ( just may) have improved in the scales and double stops
4.I now cannot imagine living with only ONE handphone.( I have 2)
5.I received news the 6 year old niece has achieved an award in Wu shu..giving her a licence to kick holes in walls ( not at my place hopefully) when she visits.
6.I'm re-reading Angels by Marian Keyes. Part of the promise to self made earlier in the year re no further purchase of fiction paperbags until the shelves are cleared of books never read!
Enough for now. While I wait for some suggestions from you!
Monday, November 19, 2012
|Walking very fast after immigation|
|Very few posters|
|Finally a sign ...am in the right direction|
|Seeing other people....but mostly it was empty|
|This is where we collect the luggage|
|Feel free to take one|
|WHOA.....this was a nice surprise|
|Walked closer to get a better look|
|How cool is this?|
|Definitely nothing to declare:)|