Have you visited Greencity? Are you as confused as I am about the name? Wouldn’t a more appropriate name be Cobblecity, Pebblecity, Greycity, Graycity or even Cementcity? Why the 50 Shades of Grey?Read More
So next week we move into our new apartment and guess what, I am going to start running again. Ok, marathons maybe a little extreme at this stage but you never know. I’m well aware I will never be running the New York City marathon again but we all need to have dreams.Read More
There’s lots of procrastinating happening and lots of mess appearing but most of that is the twiglets. Heaven help us when we do actually start packing boxes and throwing out rubbish. I can just see the drawing and painting on the cardboard boxes.Read More
It’s all very quiet in our house still (4:45am) which is rather surprising. Santa arrived just after midnight leaving a pile of presents, rubbish and crumbs. He seemed to be just a little merry. Who can blame him though having started drinking, oh I mean work over 12 hours prior.Read More
There is a system in Switzerland where you can basically pay half the usual rate on the public transport of all kinds if you have a “Half Fare Card”. All the machines that sell tickets, like the tram and train station ones have a button…Read More
Christmas as expats can be a funny thing. Some years you go home and other years you stay in your adopted home.
I find staying in Switzerland can be lonely as a lot of time, expats being expats, leave to go home. Most of our friends are expats which doesn’t help. Don’t get me wrong we always have a fantastic day with amazing friends but it’s not the same as going home!
I personally would always go home but sometimes life just doesn’t allow it. Christmas for me is not only about being with Greg and the twins but also being with Mum, Dad, Kelly, Callum, Lachie and Ollie and of course Greg’s parents, Darryl and Fizz. Then there’s my lifelong friends who I want to see over this period and can’t. It’s what Christmas is all about to me; spending time with people I love, the most important people in the world to me.
So it’s bitter sweet. I enjoy Christmas in Zurich and it has the advantages of not spending 30 hours on a plane but I miss my family so incredibly much that it almost destroys the holiday season especially Christmas Day. All I want to do is be with them.
It’s such a hard call. Bitter sweet.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all. Hard to believe it’s 2019 soon!!