Once upon a December, in our first winter in the London, in the very beginning, when my sister Kathi and I used to live together in Queens Park, we decided to go ice skating.
We made it to the Natural History Museum ice rink but then decided very spontaneously to call the whole thing off. We went for a walk on the Southbank instead but as soon as we were home again, we regretted our decision – it’s just that ice skating on one of the picturesque rinks seems one of the things to do in London before Christmas. And for reasons unknown we didn’t make it to go back and tick “ice skating in front of the Natural History Museum” off our list before Kathi left and went back to Austria. So there you go, that’s the story behind the unfinished business Kathi and I have in London.
But never fear! I used my mighty older-sister-powers and fixed it! My Christmas present came early this year: I invited Kathi to London and we had the most magical Christmas weekend in London – including lots of tea and scones, long walks, talks and bus rides, Christmas departments and shopping for presents, a shoe exhibition, watching Frozen, cuddles, cookies and chocolate… and a skating session on the beautiful Swarovski ice rink! Tick! 😉
It’s mid-June. And now tell me, is there any better time to redeem Christmas presents, that exactly halfway between two Christmases? 😉 That’s what Kathi thought as well (probably).
Ok, let me fill you in about the details, because I feel you won’t understand much if I keep rambling on about Christmas in June and so forth. 😛
So my lovely little sister gave me concert tickets for One Direction last December and now the date of the concert finally came!! I was sooo excited, as I haven’t been to a concert in ages. I took the plane to Austria last Tuesday and on Wednesday Kathi and me went to Vienna to see the show.
One Direction is kind of a thing between me and Kathi. We somehow always made fun of all the fangirls, but we also liked to listen to them when we lived together in London. And yes, their music might not be the most original ever and their lyrics not very meaningful, but hey! It’s very nice and easy listening. And although we agreed to watch the concert with detachment and laugh about the crazy fans, we ended up cheering when they entered the stage and singing, clapping and dancing along. But we did’t faint – like many other girls actually did. But I suppose not all of it was due to Harry’s sparkling eyes and at least partially fault of the heat and the long queues at the entrance.
So we went to see 1D, so what? Almost all of my friends who knew made fun of me beforehand, but guess what? It was really entertaining!
The show on stage was good and I really enjoyed all the animations on the big screens. And apart from these obvious parts, simple things as watching tortured parents waiting with their kids and girls falling into frenzy because Niall said “Dankeschön” in German were very funny.
But what I enjoyed most, was that I was there with my little sister! I really miss her and we don’t always have as much contact as we’d like to, for the simple reason that we both have our lives to get on with 😛 So spending an entire day just with her, beginning with the long train ride to Vienna, the queuing and waiting, and finally the concert itself was a real blessing for me! 🙂