a memory of the 1990s and my relative inexperience back then of booking holiday accommodation comes flooding back.
Austria is a country more at home with rolls than sandwiches. Its sandwiches, except those in supermarkets and petrol stations are roll-based or open.
A few days in the Pinzgau and Murtal blows away the cobwebs and causes the curmudgeon to sing the praises of an Austrian summer break.
This is a testing time of year, particular if you are a teacher who also tries to assist in pastoral issues, as well as trying to do everything to get students through their Matura successfully.
How will you remember where you were when Austria beat Germany in Klagenfurt in 2018? Visiting friends from England will remember their insight into life in Vienna from a hermit of the expat scene.
As Urlaubsgeld lands in the accounts of salaried employees from Bregenz to Burgenland I ponder how many people actually use their Urlaubsgeld for its apparent earmarked purpose.
As a flat renovation project moves on apace, the workers have spoken. We have become averse to hipster cafe prices and slow service for coffee breaks.