” With every change, no matter how difficult or unexpected, comes opportunity.”
From the layered history of Big Smoke to a place with folds of rolling hills, towering Alps and a penchant for cheese and secrets. From life in the grit and hustle of central London to a flat overlooking the glacial blue beauty of the Zurichsee.
We’re slowly adjusting to our new life in Switzerland.
Moving from central London (SE1) to our new home on the side of a hill wasn’t as traumatic as I expected. It took me a few weeks to adjust to Switzerland’s night music of cowbells and bleating lambs instead of London’s cacophony of impatient taxi horns and the rumble of subway trains. It isn’t terrible. There’s also a donkey on the farm next door, which is terrible at 4:30 am.
The Mister and I worked through all the initial Swiss settling-in requirements with a few tears and bumps in the road. I managed to break important rules in my first months in country (most notably, my 1500 CHF speeding ticket, a license suspension, a good telling-off from the garbage collectors and misunderstanding about my visa work rules).
While I was sad to leave London, I’m ready for new adventures in Switzerland and on the Continent. After five years of ass-to-elbow Tube rides, uber and the city bus, I’ve got wheels. Switzerland and the Continent are just a road trip away.
I have a backlog of itineraries, updates and posts to edit and upload, so I hope you check back occasionally to see where we’ve been and what we’ve been up to. I’ve kept current on Instagram stories and posts, so you can do a quick catch up over there if you can’t stand reading words. Hello, 2019.
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