April: spring came – the sun was out and blossoms bloomed everywhere – and was gone again – with rain and snow showers. Luckily, spring returned again. Fingers crossed that it will stay with us!. But the return was not fast enough – I still got sick during those few colds days :( But on a more bright side – it was my sister’s bachelorette party and what better reason is there for going home than to attend my sister’s bachelorette party? Actually, I was the planner of the party, so I kind of had to be there anyways ;). I also got the chance to go out for drinks with a few close friends for my birthday and spend a couple of days with my family at home. Here’s the rest of my little April update :)
April in terms of: University
Two final papers were due in April and even though I had visitors I guess (or hope?) that I did okayish. So there are only two other courses left which are group papers/exams. This will be interesting! :) And then I am done with the semester :O I can’t believe how time flew by…
April in terms of: Life.
At the beginning of April my sister and cousin visited me in Copenhagen. It was so nice to have family in town – especially short after the Easter break that I spent without family in Denmark.
Also, as I am about to finish Gilmore Girls I had to find another TV show to watch. I started a new one – and no, it is not Game of Thrones (well actually, yes, I watched the first two episodes of the new season but I did not choose to do so on my own). It is Shaun the Sheep. It is available on Netflix and it is just the cutest thing ever! And the song is stuck in my head almost 24/7. One episode contains kind of two mini-episodes and it is about 15 minutes long. I don’t even want to google how many episodes there are… :( But I am trying my best not to binge-watch it :D
For those of you who are interested in the German theme song – there you go:
April in terms of: Traveling.
I spent half of April at home in Austria due to my sister’s bachelorette party and also because I only had one class that I’d miss during those two weeks. So why not spend the time abroad?! So off I went. I even got to see a beautiful sunset on the plane.
Back home in Austria there was so much to do and so many little things to organise for the bachelorette party and the upcoming wedding in general. But I still had time to go for nice walks and have lots and lots of my favourite dishes and go out for drinks.
There was also the Long Night of Research which I didn’t want to miss! I got to hear interesting things about nuclear energy & the International Atomic Energy Agency and I got to see the ‘stars’ (and much more) at the Planetarium in Vienna.
My birthday was in April and I decided to celebrate it only with a few friends in a nice location where we had a couple of drinks. No big party or anything. I might be getting old. :D
For the first couple of days in Austria it was so warm and almost summer-like! My ‘thin’ coat (although some people called it wintercoat?!) was way too warm :( But after a couple of days there was a complete turnaround and it was snowing and we had temperatures below zero during the night. Not to my surprise I got a bad cold which came in handy right before my sister’s hen party. Not. Nevertheless, we had a lot of fun but I will spare you the pictures ;)
April in terms of: Food.
I had the whole flat in Copenhagen to myself for most of the time which meant I could experiment quite a bit in the kitchen due to the spaciousness of the empty flat/kitchen. yay ;) This also lead to a lot of ‘healthy’ food options :)
Back home I took the chance to go to places and eat dishes that I miss in CPH – mainly Pizza and Gyoza. Not that they don’t have them here in CPH but they just don’t have the same places as they do in Vienna. :D Also, it is asparagus season at the moment and of course I had to get as many dishes with asparagus as possible ;)
April in terms of: Home.
Every time that I am in Austria I spend most of my time in Vienna as many of my friends and my boyfriend are living there. However, my real ‘home’ – where I grew up and where my close family lives – is on the countryside and around 3 hours (by public transport) away from Vienna. This is where I can go outside and truly enjoy nature and especially spring with all the blossoms :)
Home is also the place where I can spend time with ‘my’ dog (technically my father’s and brother’s dog, but who cares about technicalities).
This was my little April update. I hope you liked it! :) I am already back in Copenhagen and busy with university. Stay tuned for more updates ;)