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A friend stopped by

Near Le Roselet, Switzerland Retirement home for horses
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Yesterday, Sissi gave me a call and said she would be in my area and perhaps she could stop by. We were getting ready to walk out the door to take my five year old daughter to play at a classmate’s house. I had trouble hearing her due to the kids yelling and asking me one hundred questions at once.

Finally, in spite of the ruckus, Sissi and I managed to work out a time to meet at our village train station. I hung up, strangled my children quieted down the children and headed out the door. After dropping Sweet Bear off at her friend’s house we ran back to tidy up the apartment and ourselves before going to the train station to wait for Sissi.

At the train station, Sissi pulled up in her car and I recognized her immediately. She is just as beautiful and laid back in person as she is on her blog. Sissi is a French who is married to an American. Their family recently moved to the Jura from France.

We went to my apartment and talked at the kitchen table over a yogurt cake that Sissi had brought. It was simply yummy and she has promised to give me the recipe. Another gift was delicious homemade confiture (jam) that we enjoyed this morning with our bread. She spoiled me some more with a Polo bag to put my camera in during my walks.

I was very touched with her kindness and thoughtfulness.

After we talked and ate we took a walk around the village stopping to collect my five year old daughter from her friend’s house a little early so she could meet Sissi and her children.

Sissi’s children are beautiful and very social. My five year old daughter took up right away with Sissi’s son which surprised me since my children tend to be extremely shy. The two of them ran off ahead together while the adults talked together stopping now and then to remind them to slow down or come back. Sweet Bear is always running off ahead of the rest of the family by herself. I think she was happy to finally have someone that keeps up with her. Actually, I think she had to run after Sissi’s son to keep up with him. He is curious and full of energy which I like in children.

We will make our way to Sissi’s home for the next meet up. My children and I are all looking forward to it.

Thank you, Sissi, for stopping by yesterday and all your gifts. However, I must tell you that the biggest gift of all is your friendship.

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  • Stephanie June 12, 2008, 5:38 pm

    Sissi baked something??????
    :-P
    Very nice picture and, yes : Sissi is adorable and her children are beautiful and very likable.
    Best,

  • Pumpkin June 12, 2008, 7:15 pm

    Stephanie,
    Not only did she bake but the entire cake was gone before bedtime! :)
    I am happy I finally got to meet her in person! Her kids are too cute and she is so nice.

  • expatraveler June 13, 2008, 12:47 am

    Sounds like it was an excellent treat! Glad you’ve found another friend! ;-)

  • sissi June 13, 2008, 11:43 am

    oh this is too much, I am blushing…
    Thank you.

    Indeed, it was a very nice afternoon.
    I’ll send you the recipe by mail.
    Bye!

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