Catchin’ up!

After my Easter posts I just didn’t make it for another post, for some good reasons… First of all, my to-do-list after the Easter weekend felt endless. And second, I went to Vienna for a 4 days holiday 🙂

Back to normal life today I’ve realized that I missed out on three of my photo posts about how wonderful life is (including the one that is yet to come this week). As I got up at 4 this morning I’m not gonna start catching up on those blog posts.

But I’ll keep with this post’s title – catchin’ up. That was one of the main reasons for my holidays in Vienna. Meet friends, have hour long brunches, sort out some childhood memory stuff that is left at my old apartment, attend a friend’s graduation (congrats again, I can’t say it too often!!), check out what has changed in the city. I didn’t take a lot of pictures in Vienna. The weather was too grey and too uäääh to keep fingers outside of pockets. And then I also have quite a lot of Vienna pictures already, haven’t I?

However, two things really touched my heart. And of those I took pictures. Continue reading

The other kind of charity …

This is one post I’ve wanted to write weeks ago already. But I’ve been so busy with real life stuff that it skipped my mind. Luckily, I got reminded about it today when I read another article about it on an Austrian news site. And although I’ve loads of work to do this week and I’ve this one project coming up – about which I hope to be able to tell you by the end of the week, until then psssst! it’s a secret – I’ll write about it now.

It’s about the Life Ball 2013 – a huge charity charity event in Vienna for people with HIV or AIDS, organized by Gery Keszler and his team. The first Life Ball took place in 1993, so exactly 20 years ago. Back then it was a really small event – today it is the biggest charity event in Europe with HIV/AIDS background. It’s known internationally, the guests come from all over the world, united for one thing: fighting against AIDS. But – it’s not one of those boring charity events you might think of now, with people standing around, sipping drinks and eating canapĂ©s, waiting for a half-known show act and donating on their way out of the door. No. Not at all. It’s a party. A big, glamorous, amazing, day-and-night-and-day long, touching, inspiring, strong party. Continue reading