This week was routinely with intership still shaping the structure of the day. This week was also unique in that I got to show mum the city/state/country that I now love. After her solo daily orienteering/cycle trips (Innsbruck, Germany, Feldkirch), we’d often eat out together or see a bit of Dornbirn. On Thursday night we attended a design exhibition put on by the school of some of the past semesters work. There were lunchtimes together (whether that be at a cafe, restaurant or sadly sometimes in the cafeteria due to time constraints), there were evenings with friends, making soup and drinking wine. On the weekend we cycled to Rappenlochschlucht, visited the markets, went shopping, saw many cows, brunched with Isabelle. It was great to be able to spend time together, to have a taste of home, to be gifted with TimTams (which were taken to work and polished off before midday). It was strange to have two worlds collide but I’m super thankful that mum got to see the life I have here and meet my friends and vice versa.
Friday night we had another pot luck dinner – this time breakfast for dinner which was fun ft. Belgian waffles, sweet potato quiche, pancakes, homemade crossaints, bruschetta etc. Afterwards we went to Hörbar in the city (a live music event), I met up with Corina and Alex from school, we played pool and then finished off the night at Vakanz.
Sunday, mum went on an excursion to Innsbruck and I went on an excursion to Oktoberfest in Stuttgart. At 6:15am, Loeki and I cycled to the station in our drindls where we met the others decked out in their lederhosen and dresses. We got on the 3 hour train to Stuttgart, weary eyed but keen for the day ahead. We arrived at about 11, got a long table and large steins of beer (not drink of preference but in the name of patriotism, managed to stomach!) Throughout the day, we went on rides, sung songs, danced on tables and ate great food. Think, Easter Show but good. It was a tiring train ride home but a nice slow end to a busy day.
Here are a couple of (very pink photos). Phone doesnt do wonders in low light.