31 December 2011

2011 Recaps

First of all, Happy New Year and wishing you all a prosperous & joyful 2012!

2011 has been a great year. I hope it's the same for you too.

Time really flies. It feels like yesterday when we were toasting our champagne for 2011. Tonight, we're doing it again.

January - Picked up another new hobby - soap making.
February - I married the same man for the second time! We flew home for a Catholic wedding and had a reception with close family members and friends. There's no wedding planner this time but my family did a great job organising everything.
March - Mr.M & I celebrated our 4th anniversary together.
April - We went on a trip to Olomouc, hoping we'd start our 'Czech Republic tour' in summer but that didn't happen due to our crazy work schedules.
May - We went to Malaysia with Mr.M's parents for a 2-week trip.
June - We spent a wonderful week on an island in Malaysia.
July - Mr.M & I celebrated our first wedding anniversary in Berlin.
August - Attended a very good old friend's wedding. I couldn't stop tearing up during the ceremony. We were invited to 7 weddings this summer.
September - My first trip to Moscow for business. Loved that city. Hopefully one day I'll go back for a vacation.
October - My fabrics addiction was back again. Bought heaps of them.
November - Finally completed the quilt project I started in May 2009!! Why it took so long? My excuse? I had no time.
December -  This winter has been really mild in this part of the world, even in the Alps. That didn't stop us from going to ski in the Austrian Alps like we do every December. 

30 December 2011

Christmas 2011

I've been down with a bad flu since Boxing Day. I only started to feel better today - after lots of cough syrup, pills (yikes!) and Mr.M's taking extra good care of me. He makes sure I stay in the bed, drink plenty of hot tea and cooks for me. 

We spent the Christmas with Mr.M's family in Slovakia like we always do every year and came back to Prague 3 days ago. 

1/ Mama M's Christmas decoration
2/ Picked up a set of candle holders from M&S a week before Christmas. The white iittala Alvar Aalto vase was a surprise Christmas gift from Mr.M.
3/ Some of my presents for Mr.M.
4/ I bake my gingerbread thin - influenced by those days I spent in Helsinki.
5/ Mama M always has one of the best dinner set collections.

24 December 2011

Merry Christmas & Happy Holiday!

Merry Christmas to you all! xoxo

22 December 2011

Ski Weekend In Obertauern

Downhill ski is my favourite winter sport. There are several ski resorts within the country which are around 1-2 hours drive from here but they're usually packed with people or the pistes aren't that great.

Mr.M and I go to the Austrian Alps at least once in winter. I've been to a few of them so far but Serfaus is always my favourite. It's not that far from us if compares to the Italian or French Alps. This year, however, we decided in the last minute we would go to Obertauern due to the not so good condition in Serfaus. Mr.M has been to the surrounding resorts and it's my first time there.

The weather was really bad on the first day. It was windy, snowy and foggy. I don't usually ski with a mask on but we had to get one for me the next day. That explains why you don't see my face here at all :D

The second day was a beautiful sunny day. I woke up early to take pictures of the chalet and mountains. I'll upload from my dSLR next week when I'm back from Slovakia (we're spending Christmas with the in-laws).

It was really sunny and a few brave + crazy snowboarders were snowboarding topless under subzero temperature!

20 December 2011

I'm Back!

I'm back from Obertauern - in one piece! I fell down way too many times while skiing that I lost count! It's either too icy on the or it's due to the thick snow and bumpy slopes (visibility was fairly poor on our first day there!).

The second day was sunny and very beautiful. I'll leave you with this photo for now. I've plenty of work to do - Christmas baking and more shopping!

18 December 2011

Hello from Austrian Alps!

We're skiing in Obertauern, Austria this weekend. The sunny weather and the powder snow condition are exactly we need after the bad weather yesterday.

10 December 2011

Bye-bye November

Pictures speak louder than words. Here's the summary of my November.

I travel way too much for work this year

My favourite bag of November

One of the many books I've bought this month

I bought more nail polish