1st August – Swiss National Day

Yesterday Switzerland celebrated its 729th birthday and usually all big (and small) cities in Switzerland organize festivities for their citizens. There you’ll find (primarily) crowds, food stands, politicians holding speeches and amazing firework shows.

This year, though, due to Covid-19, all big celebrations have been cancelled.

Well, in my opinion, by not having these huge fireworks, it did something good for the environment and also for a lot of animals. But that’s my personal point of view.

Anyway, Patrik and I celebrated together with my parents at our place.

We invited them for dinner and – traditionally – had raclette. It’s cheese, melted in tiny pans, served with new potatoes and all kind of pickled veggies and spices.

On top of the raclette oven we fried some cherry tomatoes, tofu, veggie sausages and other goodies.

I for myself ate vegan raclette cheese, which actually comes quite close to the real thing. My parents tried it as well, but weren’t very convinced. Yeah, well, each to his own 😊

Accompanied was our feast by a nice bottle of white wine, which suits this meal perfectly!

We had a lovely evening, a lot to talk and many good laughs! As it became darker some private fireworks started in our surroundings, but we’ve made sure earlier that Odin is inside! He isn’t super scared of these firecrackers, but better safe than sorry…

Around … o’clock my parents started to get ready for their journey home. It’s about a 30 minute drive, so no big deal!

And today? Well, it’s the Sunday before our holiday begins! The last few days Patrik and I were preparing, ordering and buying the last few things for Luna Azzurra! Suddenly the time went quick to our delight, of course!

Next Saturday, 05 o’clock we want to leave and – hopefully – arrive in Loano around lunch time. Never know with these building sites around Genoa….

My brother André and his two girls (Michèlle 17 and Jacqueline 15) will join us on Sunday! They spontaneously accepted our invitation to spend a couple of days with us on our boat! So we are even more excited and look very forward to the following week(-end)!

We’ll try to do a (at least short) post next weekend. But, nonetheless, we have all our equipment with us to let you know where we are and what we do!

Cheers everyone and be good!

 

 

1 comment

    • Sigrid Ingeborg Starck on August 2, 2020 at 2:13 pm
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    Hej på er ❤️
    Grattis Schweiz på födelsedagen. 🥂🍾🍇
    Nu önskar vi er en jättefin semester på Luna Azzurra!
    Trevlig tur 👍vi tänker på er!
    Kramar
    Sigrid och Jörgen

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