Last Friday was my birthday and I basically spent the whole weekend celebrating it (which explains why there was no Sunday post last week). In fact, I have yet to meet some of my closest friends so the partying will continue until at least Easter (by which time we’ll already be preparing for Mr A’s birthday).
I still get very excited about each birthday and it does not the least concern me that each birthday means that I’ve gotten one year older. Who cares? It’s only numbers. Also – like my Mum is known to point out – you can either get older or die young. I certainly know which sounds more tempting to me!
My colleagues and friends were really sweet and thoughtful, there was a lot of hugging and kissing, there were text messages and phone calls and the odd present. I felt very special being showered with so much attention <3
On Friday I came out of the shower to a Happy Birthday banner and a bunch of beautiful flowers (red buttercups!). I watched the solar eclipse from the office with my colleagues and left early to treat myself to an ice-cream lunch at Eis-Greissler before taking a lengthy walk towards home where I sat on the balcony, soaking up the afternoon sun.
At night, Mr A treated us to another incredible dinner at Tian, where – after the first amuse gueule – I decided not to take photos but enjoy dinner instead. When the last culinary offering came though, I couldn’t resist. It was simply too cute and thoughtful.
The next morning we had brunch at Home Made, then enjoyed the great weather by strolling through Schönbrunn gardens, having a look at the Easter market before heading back and up towards Gloriette. At night, Mr A made these amazing eggplant involtini for dinner. He should clearly cook more often.
Sunday was lazy as. We slept in, had breakfast and after midday we once more walked Stadtwanderweg 4. Needless to say I could not resist and picked more wild garlic (most of which I immediately froze). The afternoon was spent doing chores that sadly had not taken care of themselves and found our well-deserved sleep in fresh sheets that night.
Altogether my birthday weekend couldn’t have been more relaxing or wonderful.