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12 months & 12 photos (2019)

This has become a sort of a tradition on my blog. Looking back at the year through 12 photos. A photo for each month of the year. The first time I posted my year in review was in 2016. You can check posts for 2017 and 2018 too if you wish so. 2019 is a year our family grew again. We’ve got now a baby girl and a 2 year old boy. And the cat has got used to all the children by now too 🙂

My 2019 in 12 photos:

January

I was in Pisa, Italy on 1 January. You can find an old post about Pisa on my blog.

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February

The photo shows just one masked group out of many at the Children’s Carnival parade in Rijeka, Croatia. There’s also the big International Carnival parade.

March

My cat 😻

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April

Our first trip without our son. Short weekend in Berlin was great! And I was pregnant 18 weeks with my daughter.

Brandenburg Gate

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Life & blog update: November 2019

Life & blog update: November 2019…was a month my sweet boy turned 2! I can’t believe he’s already 2 years old. He really enjoyed his birthday celebration. And what a difference from his first birthday. Now he opened his presents by himself and he blew the candles on his birthday cake like a professional and he ate his cake at the table with a proper fork !:) He’s growing up so fast! He walks to the kindergarten every day and he wants to do everything by himself. It’s funny to listen to him talk. He pronounces some words properly but he uses his own abbreviations for some other words. Recently he’s started to repeat what we say. He can also use simple sentences e.g Mummy, come here. He loves teddy bears and now he has not one but two big (bigger than him) teddy bears as well. I adore his laughter, it’s so cheerful. But it’s not all fun& play. After all he is a proper 2 year old which means that he’s got tantrums. You’d imagine that a two and a half months old baby would do most of the crying/screaming but no, it’s our boy, most of the time. My boy can be very sweet towards his baby sister but he also occasionally wants to slap her.

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Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Future

My dear friend Snow has started Friendly Friday Photo Challenge this year with Amanda. Since Snow has twins and a whole lot of other obligations she has to quit the challenge. So this is her last prompt: Future. This photography challenge will go on with Amanda and a new host Sandy .

This is my take on the prompt Future….

 

I hope we all have a sunny, bright future in 2020!

 

Thank you Snow for hosting the Friendly Friday Photo Challenge! 

 

 

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GPSmyCity travel article app Christmas giveaway

Trieste, Italy

Since it’s almost the holiday season I’ve partnered up with GPSmyCity for a Christmas giveaway. I’m sure you’re already quite familiar with this indispensable travel tool. Some of my blog posts have been turned into travel article apps which you can download for free from iTunes App Store or Google Play to your mobile phone or tablet. You can use them offline wherever you are. If you want the map and the GPS navigation you pay a small fee for an upgrade. You can also get a subscription and get access to numerous travel articles for the same destination. In this giveaway you can get my travel article apps Sunday in Trieste and Christmas markets in Vienna.

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Altes AKH Christmas market, Vienna

I love Christmas markets. I’ve been fortunate enough to have visited all the Christmas markets in Vienna over the past few years. Last year I ticked off the last item on my Christmas markets in Vienna list: Altes AKH Christmas Market – the Christmas Village Former General Hospital (also known as the Christmas market at the Campus of the University of Vienna). Altes AKH Christmas market isn’t exactly in the heart of Vienna which is why you won’t find that many tourists there. However, that doesn’t mean that it is far from the city center. On the contrary, it took me less than 15 minutes on foot from the main Christmas market in front of the City Hall to this charming Christmas market in the courtyard of the University of Vienna. I visited it in the early afternoon on a Saturday so there weren’t that many people around yet. I’m sure it gets more crowded later in the afternoon and in the evening.

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Life & blog update: October 2019

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Life & blog update: October 2019 ...was a sick month. What do I mean by that? Well, we were are sick all the time! My boy picks up all sorts of germs in the kindergarten and gets sick and then we all get sick too! It’s exhausting to be sick so much.

At the beginning of the month I managed to attend a wedding of a friend briefly. She was gorgeous in her designer wedding dress. And I ate so much cake!! We also went to the nearby ski resort. Nop, not for skiing. There’s no snow yet. I just wanted to take a walk in the nature with our boy (it was too cold to bring our baby girl so it was a really short excursion).

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Friendly Friday Photo Challenge:Secrets

Shhhh… I have a secret to share with you.. But what could it be? You already know that I eat a lot of chocolate and that I love cats. My obsession with London is self-evident too. I have written about myself a couple of times so what photo could I share with you that reveals something personal about me, yet unknown to my dear readers? 😉

 

This photo reveals a part of my past, a place where my life turned upside down..after that nothing was ever the same. And I wouldn’t be what I am now without my experience there.

 

Secrets is this Friday’s prompt from Snow for her Friendly Friday photo challenge co-hosted with Amanda.

 

 

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