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Them's the rules!

My brother recently reminded me about an irate neighbour, who lived next door to our cousins, who were of similar ages to us. Apart from the legend of his bed-ridden wife, whose existence was never corroborated as my cousins moved away before ever seeing her, Mr. 403 more words

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Searching for certainty in times of uncertainty

My sister-in-law has got into the habit of sending my wife and me motivational slogans and pictures by WhatsApp each morning. My enthusiasm remains very muted. 1,998 more words

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Curmudgeon emerges from the Funk(stille)

As the evenings drew in, the year took a couple of very unexpected turns, and my nephew’s apparent disappearance on the high seas of the Caribbean and the South Atlantic sapped me of a lot of energy, as my sister-in-law involved me in trying to re-establish contact to him. 1,857 more words

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Only happy when they moan

Note: I started writing this post back in November 2018 in response to the latest survey that Vienna topped, but only just managed to finish it during the Betwixtmas lull. 1,062 more words

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A swinging party in the Cottage

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. 920 more words

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Curmudgeon receives visitors

A couple of weekends back I had two visitors. Sounds very sinister put like that, as though the Jehovah’s Witnesses or some other itinerant ne’er-do-well was on my doorstep. 701 more words

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Curmudgeon in a jam

A couple of weeks ago, I tried my hand at jam making, as I thought autumn was setting in here in the Cottageviertel, with varying degrees of success. 1,013 more words

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