Saturday, 9 January 2010

A Winter and Lunch Post

I recently found out that I had contracted early stage of Asthma. Not good news at all and so demoralising considering I received the report on 3rd day of New Year. Well, nothing can be done now to reverse that, can it? And so, one of the things I have been doing lately was taking a slow walk to town. Town is not more than 1km away and although its freaking cold right now, it seems that taking in the fresh air helps. I also brought my camera along to capture how it looks like here during Winter.

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This is the small entrance to Schloss (Castle) viewed from town. It is also where we had our wedding last year.

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I would normally pass by this monument, head left and bypassing a handful of up-scale beautiful home before reaching ours after the school compound. I love using this residential area route as I love admiring the houses there, the roads leading to our place is curvy hence, its kinda romantic (sort of remind me of The Romantic Road downsouth). In addition, there is also a river running along it too, just right next to the school. But only when the road is not too icy ... otherwise, it can get pretty challenging walking home without snowboots.

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If I don´t have my snowboots on, I would normall use this route lined by shops and bicycle lane home. Not so interesting as the earlier, but it is straight and are normally shovelled nicely for walking or cycling.

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I would usually grab a bun with pineapple topping or apple topping for lunch whenever I am in town coz it is no fun eating alone. Besides, I love chomping and oogling at the shops. How asian of me :-) But on that particular day, which happen to be just two days ago, I could not help walking in to this cafe for a bite upon spotting Spare Ribs on the buffet menu!

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A bowl of vegetable and noodle soup to kick start.

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Light, refreshing vinegratte cucumber salad, and plain old coleslaw ...

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And this is it ... for what I came in for. Spare Ribs. But how dissapointing. I am still sucker for good, ole American Style BBQ Sauce when it comes to the marinade. This marinade tasted awful, to the point that I hardly finished my second rack. But the accompanying fries were good though. A couple of other items were in the buffet offering too but I passed them on. It may seem like such a waste to not explore further but really, this buffet priced around 6 Euro is really affordable considering a simple Pizza in a Turkish ran Cafe cost just as much. Besides, my clothes have been getting tight all around lately hence control is called for.

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I walked a bit more around town before heading home. Our home is always warm, between 18-22 C, depending the time of the day. It is with this temperature that one can enjoy the winter white snow outside TO THE FULLEST. No worry of any repercussions ...lol

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Hubby had on a Finnish Flag for December month. The idea behind this choice is, Santa Clause is from Finland hence ...

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And shoved our walkway and driveway to perfection ... :-)