fresh start

well, embarrassingly this blog hasn't got off to a very good start in 2013. i can't seem to focus on anything and i'm no longer sure where i'm trying to go with this space. i'm still hunting for a job but i've been keeping busy with moving home. i love our new place. it has an amazing sea view. i find the sea so calming even when it is rough and stormy (on a day like today).

these are just a few instagram snaps from the past few months. we visited london in december to celebrate our anniversary and went to the natural history museum to see the dinosaurs.

i also realised that i haven't mentioned some big news that happened back in december. kev and i got engaged! after 10 years together we finally decided to do this thing. yikes. i still can't quite believe it! i've already been getting caught up in wedding planning and discovering that there is so much stuff out there it can TOTALLY BLOW YOUR MIND. i'm trying to take one step at a time and not get too carried away but one night i found myself lying awake at 4am with ideas and questions and panic swirling around in my head. ahhh. i can see i'm gonna turn into a complete bridezilla!


  1. congrats on your engagement!!!
    is the last pic the view from your apartment? if so, then i am REALLY jealous! :-)

  2. ahh, thanks ginny! and yes, the last pic is the view from our apartment. i'm very lucky! :-)

  3. I've been meaning to leave a comment on your blog. I've read almost every post on your Vienna blog, and I was quite entertained. I like your photos and your stories and your take on Vienna very much. I am planning a move to that lovely city in less than two months, and your blog has been hands down my favorite of those written by Americans, Brits, etc. who have (or still do) lived in Vienna. Others were almost frighteningly negative and whiny - thanks for being so positive and adventurous. Until my fiance and I land there to experiecne things ourselves, I will think of your blog and enter Austria believing it will be a positive experience. Congrats on your new engagement! - Kelly

    1. ahhh, thanks so much kelly for your message! i'm so glad you enjoyed reading the vienna blog. i wish you and your fiance all the best for your move to vienna. so exciting! :-)