Speed grieving in the age of Covid-19 has reached new heights among Curmudgeon’s outlaws. Curmudgeon doffs his hat respectively. Continue reading Viennese speed-grieving in times of (impending) Corona lockdown
Death is a favourite topic among the Viennese. 1st November is renowned for being a day of mourning, tending of graves and family contemplation. Continue reading Four Cemeteries and a Martinigansl
With a public holiday on 26th October to celebrate the anniversary of Austria’s independence-cum-neutrality in 1955 following the defeat of the Third Reich in the Second World War and subsequent occupation by the allied powers, we decided to take full advantage of the public holiday falling on a Friday to push the boat out at Curmudgeon Heights. Usually our parties are relatively staid affairs, with … Continue reading A swinging party in the Cottage
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. Continue reading Urlaubsgeld and Weihnachtsgeld – collective security?
It is the time of year when public holidays become near weekly fixtures. For the self-employed a case of famine rather than feast. The school year is drawing to an end and I am making myself useful. Continue reading Nachhilfe and Fenstertage