Curmudgeon emerges from the Funk(stille)

The last few weeks of 2018 have not been plain sailing. There have been reheated family feuds, ongoing worries about the welfare of my nephew on the high seas, the loss of a dear friend, and personal anxiety over B****t. The end of year quiz was a remarkably subdued affair as a result. Continue reading Curmudgeon emerges from the Funk(stille)

Autumn arrives in the Cottageviertel

As Sebastian Kurz’s turquoise revolution saw the ÖVP (or Liste Kurz) returned as the largest party at last Sunday’s Nationalrat elections, and a battle royal between the SPÖ, previously in power, and the FPÖ for second place. Wishing to avoid any mishaps, the postal votes were only counted after the votes cast in person had been counted, leaving a tantalizing and ultimately fruitless wait for … Continue reading Autumn arrives in the Cottageviertel