Happy Birthday Switzerland

This week was a short one – work related I mean!

The weather was nice and Patrik was lucky enough to capture some butterflies on camera!

On Thursday, 1st August was the Swiss National Day – which naturally is a holiday! And on Friday Patrik and I took the day off as well, as many others did!

Well, in the afternoon of 1st of August the sun was shining and my parents came for an aperitif and stayed until 4 p.m.  After they have left, Patrik and I slowly started to prepare our dinner, which was a raclette (real cheese for Patrik, vegan version for me).

It was around eight when we ate and later on the fireworks started. It looked nice of course, and with our wonderful view, we truly had VIP standards. On the other hand it felt wrong, knowing so many animals get scared and injured, when running away in sheer panic… At least we never bought firecrackers!

On Friday morning our stand up paddle boards were delivered – already!

Yes, yes, after testing these things last week, we were so hooked that we decided to have our own ones. After a few hours research about different brands and reading countless reviews, we decided that AZTRON might do the trick for us.

So after we pumped them up in our garage. We decided to drive to the Lake Constance to search for an ideal spot to  park our car and get into the water with our boards. Since it was quite cloudy we just wanted to have a look around. To be prepared for the big first day! It actually took us a while to find two or three places where it is legal to park and use the beach. Not easy here in Switzerland, since a lot of the waterfront is private and therefore trespassing signs are everywhere.

Friday evening was sunny again, and we decided to start our BBQ – mmhhh, yummy!

Today, Saturday, we are out, having our yearly reunion with my “old” boss and my former working colleague Susi. It was from 1994 until 2000 we worked in the same company. Although it was not always easy, somehow we kept in contact and try to meet once a year!

Tomorrow is Sunday and Patrik and I have planned to test our new stand up paddle boards! Let’s hope we don’t make to much of a fool of ourselves….

Enjoy your weekend, everyone!

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