A Fun Filled Day with my Swedish Friend

 

It all began a couple of months ago when my friend and blogger sister Wivi announced she was coming to Vienna in November. Excellent! The last time we saw each other was on a stinking hot summer day in August 2014 (here). Since then we’ve been in touch by comments on both our blogs, emails and post cards. I was looking forward to a fun filled day with my Swedish friend.

Es fing alles vor ein paar Monaten an, als meine Freundin und Blogger-Schwester Wivi ankündigte im November nach Wien zu kommen. Super! Zuletzt haben wir uns an einem glühend heissen Sommertag im August letzten Jahr gesehen (hier). Seither hielten wir entweder über die Kommentarfunktion unser beider Blogs, per E-Mail oder mit Postkarten Kontakt. Umso mehr habe ich mich deshalb auf einen schönen Tag mit meiner schwedischen Freundin gefreut.

 

breakfast - Café Landtmann - Frühstück

breakfast – Café Landtmann – Frühstück

 

What better way than starting the day with a hearty breakfast at one of the most traditional Cafés in Vienna –  Café Landtmann? Wivi and I met there and the minute we sat down and our legs rested our jaws started to move. On and on. So many questions, so much information. In between we somehow managed to order scrambled eggs with tomatoes and chives, fresh, crispy bread rolls, croissants, cappuccino and caffe latte. And on we went again…

Wie kann man den Tag besser beginnen, als mit einem herzhaften Frühstück in einem der traditionellsten Kaffeehäuser Wiens, dem Café Landmann? Wivi und ich trafen uns dort. Kaum, dass wir saßen und die Beine ausruhen konnten, begannen sich unsere Kiefer zu bewegen – unablässig. So viele Fragen, so viel Information. Irgendwie schafften wir es, dazwischen noch unser Frühstück zu bestellen: Rühreier mit Tomaten und Schnittlauch, frische, knusprige Brötchen, Croissants, Cappuccino und Caffe Latte. Danach redeten wir weiter…

 

belated birthday cake for Wivi

belated birthday cake for Wivi

 

Although Wivi had celebrated her birthday two months earlier, I felt it was appropriate to say Happy Birthday in person with a tiny cake. Landtmann offers a huge selection of cakes and I picked this little chocolate cake. The chandelier I brought along was almost too big for it – but it’s quite impressive, isn’t it?

Obowohl Wivi bereits vor zwei Monaten Geburtstag gefeiert hatte, fand ich es doch angemessen persönlich Herzlichen Glückwunsch mit einer klitzekleinen Torte zu sagen. Landtmann hat eine große Auswahl an Kuchen und ich wählte diese kleine Schokoladentorte. Den kleinen Kerzenleuchter brachte ich von Zuhause mit; er ist fast zu groß. Andererseits sieht das fast schon beeindruckend aus, oder?

 

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The weather was brilliant and so we walked a bit through the first district and made our way to the Albertina Museum, were another famous Scandinavian is visiting. The Edvard Munch exhibition Love, Death and Loneliness is showing there until 24th January, 2016. It’s rather dark and a bit depressive at times. However, it’s interesting and worth seeing.

Wir hatten strahlenden Sonnenschein und so sind wir ein wenig durch den ersten Bezirk geschlendert, um dann letztendlich zur Albertina zu gelangen. Dort hat sich gerade ein weiterer Skandinavier niedergelassen. Bis zum 24. Januar 2016 wird dort die Edvard Munch Ausstellung Liebe, Tod und Einsamkeit gezeigt. Die Bilder sind eher düster und manchmal auch ein wenig deprimierend. Dennoch sind sie interessant und es wert angeschaut zu werden.

 

 

 

I guess the most photographed painting last Saturday was the Scream by Edvard Munch.

Ich glaube, dass das am meisten fotografierte Bild am Samstag Edvard Munchs Das Geschrei war.

 

The Scream / das Geschrei

The Scream / das Geschrei

HappyFace313 Albertina Edvard Munch Scream Geschrei

 

We must have spent 3 hours in the museum, walking, looking, taking pictures and talking in-between. Our day ended at Ristorante Fiorenzano with pasta, more chitchat and a delicious desert. We had such a wonderful time. It was so much fun!

Wir müssen ungefähr 3 Stunden im Museum mit Herumgehen, schauen, fotografieren und natürlich Geschnatter verbracht haben. Der Tag endete im Ristorante Fiorenzano mit Pasta, noch mehr Gesprächen und einem köstlichen Nachtisch. Wir hatten eine wundervolle Zeit und so viel Spaß!

 

Bye-Bye, Wivi, See you soon!

Bye-Bye, Wivi, see you soon!

 

We don’t know yet when and where we’ll meet again – Landskrona? Hamburg? On a QEII cruise to New York? We’ll just have to wait and see. For now it’s “Bye-Bye, Wivi, see you soon! xo

Wir wissen noch nicht, wann und wo wir uns wieder sehen werden – in Landskrona? Oder in Hamburg? Oder auf einer Kreuzfahrt auf der QEII nach New York? Abwarten und Tee trinken. Aber erst einmal heisst es “Tschüß, Wivi, auf ein baldiges Wiedersehen! xo

 

🙂     Wishing you a very HAPPY Wednesday!     🙂

🙂     Ich wünsche Ihnen einen sehr SCHÖNEN Mittwoch!     🙂

x

24 Comments
  • viveka
    November 18, 2015

    Dia, what a fantastic post …. this is just how I felt about our day too. Thank you so much for a very special … day. I hope it will take less then a year before we meet again … I don’t care about where, so long it happens. The journey back home went smooth and now laundry day. Thanks again for “telling” our story.

    • happyface313
      November 18, 2015

      🙂 Thank you, Wivi!
      I had a wonderful time with you – it’s mutual, I guess 😀 Nothing to thank me for, I enjoyed every second.
      And I’m sure that one day we’ll find ourselves crossing the ocean and waving Lady Liberty “hello”.
      Big hugs xo 🙂

      • viveka
        November 19, 2015

        Dia, I’m sure any place will do for us … really, but that cruise … is the ultimate. *smile

      • happyface313
        November 19, 2015

        🙂 Yup, the cruise…one day…! 😀

  • viveka
    November 18, 2015

    Haven’t a clue where my comment went, did one during breakfast this morning!!!!! … Dia, thanks for a FAB day and thanks for sharing it with the world .. in a fantastic way. It truly was a fantastic day in many ways … and really I hope that we don’t have to wait a year or more for the next FAB day. I wish you great time in Hamburg.

    • happyface313
      November 18, 2015

      🙂 Well, your first comment is here.
      How did the laundry go?
      Have a wonderful evening, searching through hundreds of pictures… 😀
      xo 🙂

      • viveka
        November 19, 2015

        Dia, laundry is never a problem …. it’s the ironing – I saw that when I had posted my second comment .. that it was there. Funny that it didn’t show up at once … checked twice even. WP has it’s owns ways at times. I wish you a great Thursday. .

      • happyface313
        November 19, 2015

        🙂 Thank you, my dear! The same to you, too!
        xo 🙂

  • Carie
    November 18, 2015

    What a beautiful blog post! I almost felt like I was with you two enjoying the tastes, sights and smells of Vienna. Your friend is beautiful and I love the happy expression in her photo! Very happy you two had such a nice time!

    • happyface313
      November 18, 2015

      🙂 You will come and visit some day again and then we’ll do all these things – starting with a delicious breakfast, onto cakes and whatever you like. Keeping my fingers crossed that it will happen very soon!
      Many hugs xo <3 xo 🙂

  • Alnis fescher Blog
    November 18, 2015

    Das hört sich nach einem wundervollen Tag an, ganz nach meinem Geschmack, Landmann und Albertina, ach wie schön! Ich liebe es auch in der Stadt gut zu frühstücken und spazieren zu gehen, so oft es meine Zeit zulässt mache ich das auch!
    Ganz liebe Grüße an dich
    Alnis
    http://alnisfescherblog.com

    • happyface313
      November 18, 2015

      🙂 Hallo, liebe Anis,
      ja, das war es auch – ein wundervoller Tag, angefangen mit den knusprigen Handsemmeln vom Landtmann. Mhm….da bekomme ich gleich wieder Appetit.
      Dir noch einen schönen Abend und liebe Grüße 🙂

  • Maison Bentley Style
    November 18, 2015

    Days like this are very, very special… xxxx

    • happyface313
      November 18, 2015

      🙂 Yes, indeed! And we cherished every Minute!
      Have a very HAPPY day xo 🙂

  • Madhu
    November 19, 2015

    Looks and sounds like a perfect day. Thank you for sharing it with us 🙂

    • happyface313
      November 19, 2015

      🙂 Thank you very much, both of us had an excellent day!
      Have a very HAPPY day 🙂

  • pattimoed
    November 19, 2015

    How wonderful that you met your blogging friend! I follow her posts too. It sounds like a great day. I love the candelabra for the birthday candles! Great idea.

    • happyface313
      November 19, 2015

      🙂 It was a real good day! And I find it rather exciting when one meets a long time blogging friend in person.
      I have met a couple of very nice people through blogging. And Wivi is just very, very special 🙂
      You have a wonderful day! 🙂

      • pattimoed
        November 19, 2015

        I’ve met a few too. But I’d like to meet more the next time I’m in Europe. Have a great day too.

      • happyface313
        November 20, 2015

        🙂 Next time you make plans on coming to Europe, do let me know – perhaps our paths can cross?
        A very HAPPY Weekend to you :_)

  • Leya
    November 22, 2015

    I know you had a wonderful day – never a dull moment with Viveka! I didn’t know you would meet up though, but those days are days we never forget! Love that chandelier…

    • happyface313
      November 22, 2015

      🙂 Absolutely! We had a such a wonderful day. Needs to be repeated very soon!
      Have a good evening, dear Leya! 🙂

  • anotherday2paradise
    November 24, 2015

    How wonderful to have been able to meet up with Viveka. Looks like you had a fabulous day with delicious food too. 🙂

    • happyface313
      November 24, 2015

      🙂 Yes, we did! We had a really good day.
      And we’re looking forward to more meetings sometime in the future!
      Have a very HAPPY day! 🙂

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