Val the Cookie Queen
Hi there y’all
Been an active couple of weeks here in the heart of the Austrian Salzkammergut. We are busy moving apartments. Amazing how much crap there is to throw away after living in one place for twenty-five years. Luckily we are only moving about 400 meters away, so we have been steadily taking the stuff that we want to keep and setting the place up. Once we have moved in we have two months to clear this place out. We are serial renters. Having chose to live an – uhm – rather wayward life up until our early thirties, we have never been a position to buy. We already own the home that my husband grew up in, as his parents put it into our names about fifteen years ago, so renting is just fine. His parents will continue to live in it until they turn their toes up. And when it is eventually properly ours we will not have to pay inheritance taxes or whatever. Planning ahead.
CQ Snippets From The Week That Was.
I packed up my perfumes and moved them first. Priorities. I now have them all in a large perfume drawer, in a wardrobe, in a seldom heated room.
Hmmmmm. What else? Went to see The Lumineers in Vienna last weekend. Was a brilliant gig, amazing from beginning to end. And then Liverpool beat Manchester City the next day. Could a weekend get any better?
Went to Vienna again a few days ago to celebrate my up and coming birthday early with my BFF Dr Fox, some of you will know her from my Milan and Vero and Antonio adventures. We went to my very favourite cafe.
Also dropped into the the perfume store to buy a bottle of Frederic Malle`s Rose et Cuir. There is always 20 percent off of fragrance for the last six weeks of the year. And you know, I have used nearly my whole travel so I absolutely needed a bottle. I cannot stop wearing it. It is quite the most fabulous perfume and one of my top four of 2019.
How old will I be you ask? Sixty. Holy shit.