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It’s usually true that food should be pleasing to the eye as well as the palate. However, it can also be a very special experience when you don’t see what you’re eating – nor anything else, because you’re having

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The best family of them all (i.e. MY family) gave me a very special gift for my 30th Birthday: They made a reservation for Hubby and me at Ikarus, a very upscale restaurant near Salzburg – AND are going to pay for our evening there! My brother and SIL have discovered the restaurant years ago and their enthusiastic rants about it inspired me to give my BFF and her then-new husband an evening there as a gift for their wedding. They, in turn, ranted enthusiastically about it afterwards as well. And now, now it’s my turn to rant enthusiastically!

A comfortably full belly after a glorious meal at the price of a short vacation, paid by not-me – what’s not to love? I’m not really sure they were aware of the financial commitment they got themselves into, but maybe we’ll work that out a little later. Continue reading

Something good happened to me today.

Very spontaneously, I went to a spice exhibition with Hubby and a couple of friends. Yes, spices. Exhibited. When my friend first mentioned it I didn’t really know what to expect, because… spices!? I mean, you could just go to the supermarket and have a good look without paying 10,-€. She was a bit offended when I told her this, I’m afraid. Well, she’ll forgive me. And I have to admit it was a worthwhile experience (okay, “experience” is a bit of an exaggeration but you know what I mean). Continue reading