The Autumn Transition – from one day to the next, clothing completely changes

autumn is over winter is coming
Afternoon aperol time is almost behind us

There’s often a day between summer and autumn in Austria, where the weather turns, and everyone knows that at that point things are going to go downhill (certainly in terms of temperature). Winter is coming.

It’s not always a hard and fast rule. After a couple of weeks in the low-teens, it’s not unheard of for temperatures to pop back up to 18-20.

But by then it’s too late.

Austrians have changed their wardrobes.

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And then the German language just comes out of nowhere and trips you up

accidental blow waveIn the aftermath of passing my B1 test, I was experiencing renewed confidence in my German abilities. But of course, what goes up, must come down. A few weeks later, two incidents happened within about 20 minutes of one other, leaving me to realise I still have some work to do before I can call myself fluent.

Incident #1: Accidentally agreeing to a blow wave at the hairdresser.

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