Oh Well!!

Did I ever mention how much I miss my Erasmus times? No? Well.. a lot! But I miss my Erasmus friends even more!

And so I was simply over the moon when Tici came to visit me last week – from Brazil!
I have to mention though, the whole thing was a bit spontaneous, in the sense of “I’m coming to Europe, are you there?” 🙂

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But, oh well, we had a lovely time, full of tourist attractions, musicals and curiosities. And I want to thank mother nature for the creation of the selfie-stick 😉

muitos beijos, Angie

Proud to be Pride

This weekend Pride took place in London. It’s one of the biggest celebration of the LGBT community. The highlight was definitely yesterday’s Pride Parade.
I met up with Monica for brunch in Soho, where all the streets were decorated in rainbow colours and then we went to see the parade at Oxford Circus.

It was simply awesome! I’ve never seen anything like it before. There were wagons and busses, decorated, glittery and colourful, people in costumes, dancers, marching bands. Big organisations and companies, like TfL, the Miners Union, London Fire Brigade and Starbucks were participating with very impressive vehicles and much ado and even the Armed Forces were marching to show their support; and then there were small community centres, help groups, and NGOs, just marching, showing pride. The most heart-warming was a small group with a very humble banner, stating the support of elderly LGBTs – and grey-haired men, women and couples walking hand in hand.

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And as a cherry on this rainbow-coloured cake, we had a small IULM reunion and a bit of uni-nostalgia as we met up with Luca and Valery – friends from our uni in Milano who happen to live in Abu Dhabi now, but came to London to attend Luca’s graduation.

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*here’s to the Iulmini*

a very happy, supportive and colourful
Angie, XX

Attention! Wild Austr(al)ians in London!

First of all: thanks for the Backerbesn, the Almdudler, Hanni und Nanni books and heimatliche vibes you brought for me, girls!

And now be honest, who wouldn’t have a good time when the sun is (finally) shining in London and an instagram-perfect austro-australian couple takes over your living room? 🙂 Exactly!

Let me give you a brief summary of my last week:

Tea, an introduction to the art of peanutbutter-nutella-cookies, explain to Spanish flatmates the concept of Almdudler, “off to Hogwarts!”, a walk in Camden, run to work, pancakes with maple syrup, bacon with maple syrup, everything with maple syrup!, toys (if you know what I mean…), maps not facing north, almost rowing boats in the park, instant-instagram-pics, sun and daisies, colours and soap and scents and more soaps, pizza, work, work, late breakfast, work, “but everything is walkable!”, crackling and Yorkshire pudding, eaton mess *hmm*, work, “it’s the fault of the red witch!”, too many souvenirs, tea.

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Yes, that’s about it.
Thanks, Sophie and Zabi for that busy but very pleasurable week!!

XX, Angie