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Servus, you lot. - Wemyss's Appalling Hobby:
From the Party Guilty of Committing 'Gate of Ivory, Gate of Horn'
Servus, you lot.
And Silvester greetings as appropriate.

Departing early tomorrow for England-home-and-beauty (having been told in no uncertain terms, late last year, by a Wise American Friend, to leave the worries of the season to the young and not cancel my plans). Assuming there shall be no political panics on the line (give me leaves any day, or The Wrong Sort of Snow). Am travelling in the pious hope that HM’s – and Mrs May’s – happy, smiling border-commissionaires and valets-of-immigration can distinguish a middle-aged gentleman in well-cut travelling tweeds, in a first class carriage, from the Bulg-gering Balkan hordes….

I trust everyone has had and is having a lovely hols. (Top tip: an evening with Barenboim does rather rapidly turn into a very Barenboim evening. As several k.u.k. von-und-zu cousins wisely said, best to fortify oneself beforehand – tortes chez Demel being a very good start. Rudi and Franzi and Niki and Schani and Koni are wise beyond their years, really….)

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Current Location: Austria, Wien, Innere Stadt

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germankitty From: germankitty Date: January 2nd, 2014 08:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
I was thinking of you while watching the BBC Four telecast last night, wondering whether you'd made it to the Neujahrskonzert this time around. :) (Btw, now I crave fic with H/D attending ... H might conceivably be a bit bored, manages to engage in Aurorly shenanigans instead, which vexes D no end ... ahem. Sorry.)

What was up with those weird pseudo-Scottish costumes on the dancers? (Alas, my late night the night before caught up with me and I missed snatches because of intermittent involuntary naps.)

Glad to know you enjoyed yourself; my husband and I are making tentative plans to visit Vienna come October. Happy New Year, and a safe journey home!
shezan From: shezan Date: January 2nd, 2014 08:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
So, Vienna?
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