While I am more than happy in regard to the current temperatures (it actually feels like summer) I will always prefer to spend the hottest days of the year outside the city.
The forecast of mid-30s and thunderstorms was a welcome excuse to visit my parents – with a detour via a strawberry field.We spent most of Saturday and Sunday on the airy verandah or in the shadow of the apple tree (on my new flamingo picnic blanket from Eduscho).
While Mr A was studying for his impending exams at uni, I sat with my kindle – or munching on the fruit of my “labour” on the strawberry field.
Saturday night was our neighbour’s birthday party which the whole family attended and while her guest were singing until 1am we returned earlier to watch Dad’s photos of his recent cycling trip from Lisbon (Portugal) to Malaga (Spain) and subsequently show (off) Mr A’s pictures of Istanbul.
On Sunday my best friend and her husband came to visit and there was more lazying around before Dad fired on the barbecue for a scrumptious feed.
In the afternoon the expected thunderstorm broke lose and brought some much-needed rain, if not nearly enough to make up for the drought.
Back in Vienna we were happy to see that the storm had been less severe and all our plants were in good shape and looking quite content with the weather situation.