10.10.11

Burgenland

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This is where we were for the last two weeks. Matthias' parents house in Burgenland, southern Austria. Seriously we couldn't have asked for better weather. Sunny every single day; beautiful, gentle Autumn sun, perfect for soft baby skin and not-as-soft, but just as white, Mama-Bear skin too! While the farmers around us were busy from dawn until well into the night harvesting, we got busy with the art of relaxing - lots of eating, drinking and resting after a busy few months.
Don't believe everything you see - that angelic babe was a bit of a rotter when it came to sleeping in her new (Oma rescued) antique crib and decided, mostly, that it was much more fun to hang out with the adults in her baby-carrier. But amongst the rocking of one little girl to sleep we did find time to enjoy the seasons harvest, eating sun-warmed grapes straight from the vines, searching for the first of the blackberries and picking apples off the side of the road for delicious Apple Strudel and other yummy things.
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Yep, it was a pretty good couple of weeks.

11 comments:

Jane said...

Oh Clare! It sounds like a blissful escape, Emilia's antics notwithstanding. At least you had some family support around. I found that the hardest thing when Joshua was born and our parents lived interstate. I've lost track - how old is she now? J x

Kristina said...

looks so lovely and yes, the last couple of weeks the weather was just perfect!! now we have rain und grey skies in Switzerland, so fall has definitely arrived! good that I will be flying to the Australian spring / summer soooon :) Hope you are all doing well!

My Beautiful World said...

Wish I was there with you just sounds divine my parents use to own a winery and I loved harvest time. Emilia is growing so fast and just as beautiful, I just adore the photo of her with grandpa on the chair so special.

Always Wendy

Kelly said...

looks like a wonderful vacation! so glad you had a chance to get away!

Jamie said...

What a glorious place to holiday.

justine said...

this looks idyllic and what wonderful light! looks like you had a fantastic time

Silver Strands said...

Oh Clare, it looks like it was absolutely perfect! Glad you enjoyed yourself.

Kristin said...

That looks wonderful, relaxing days. I like the scenery.

Krystal said...

ok, that looks so absolutely relaxing!!! i love the baby/gpa pic, that one is priceless.

Stevie Leigh said...

So lovely. Looks relaxing!

Great blog!

Clare said...

Clare, some more beautiful photos, I love the photo of baby rotter with her Opa. Gorgeous.