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Guess where we were yesterday!


Whoever guesses first wins the prize of GUESSING FIRST!

So, we went on a roadtrip. It was nice to get out of the Jura and see more of Switzerland.

Like a lake with sun and people and Italian ice cream and lots of walking and eating sandwiches by the lake with sun and people and knowing I am so going to eat an Italian ice cream.

While I love living in my village, I can’t fight that I am a city girl at heart.
I feel happiest when I am surrounded by the life of a city.

Yesterday, I realized I was most happy in Strasbourg not because it was in France. I love France. Don’t get me wrong.
Yet, I am sure that I was the happiest I have ever been in my life while living in Strasbourg because of the city. I walked all the time. I was thin. I was healthy. I never grew bored with walking in the city. There was always something to see or do. Always.

I felt so ALIVE.

I crave the life of a city.
Being able to walk right out the door and go…

to a café.
window shop.
eat Italian ice cream. :D
go to a park with lots of other mothers there to talk to.
listen to the buzz of the city.
the not knowing what you will hear or see is the best surprise.
to see what is out there to see.

I am happy here in our village.
I am happier here in our village now that we have a car so that we can visit BIG CITIES!

I am happy.
For so many reasons.

Most of all for being honest with myself about what was wrong in my life and where I want my life to go.

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  • Frédérique January 17, 2011, 1:44 pm

    Oah, we were not so far away. We walked from Villeneuve to Montreux this sunday, as we sometimes do. Actually, the kids had taken the roller and the stroller (? trottinette), we both walked rapidly :o), it was great.

    I know the fork is in Vevey, in front of the alimentarium (have you already sent your kids there ? Look on the net, they have some interesting workshops, but you have to reserve long weeks before. By the way, you and your husband have 2 hours free to visit the city). And as Chaplin lived a long time in Vevey, the guess is easy :o)

    Have a nice day.

    • Pumpkin January 17, 2011, 3:05 pm

      I didn’t even know there was an alimentarium there. Will look into that for the kids!

      I love Lac Leman and really want to live there. If I can’t I will just have to visit as often as possible! We have decided that we need to live in a large city. Vilay and I are very alike in that regard so it is only time and opportunities that we are waiting on.

      We often talk about how nice it would be to run into you or others that we know from our blogs. We have met some people that knew our faces even if we didn’t know theirs. It is fun to know you were so close! :D

  • Susan January 17, 2011, 1:59 pm

    I thought it was Lausanne – I guess I should go google it!

  • Pumpkin January 17, 2011, 3:06 pm

    It was Vevey but I do love Lausanne!

  • anne January 17, 2011, 6:12 pm

    No idea at all Pumpkin .. but it does look fabulous. I am so happy that you have found your happiness again and your freedom with your new car :-)

  • Frédérique January 19, 2011, 9:03 pm

    http://www.alimentarium.ch/fr/espace-junior/enfant-individuel.html (I know you can find it, I just wanted to help :o))

  • expatraveler January 22, 2011, 3:53 am

    I knew it was Vevey because of the chairs. They don’t have those chairs in Montreux and well I missed this post because I’m too tired at night to keep up…

    Yeah!!!! I hope you enjoyed it and see why it is my most favorite place in the world to live…

    I hope you will visit the Photo Museum too located very near those photos. The area nearby is also host to some of the best chocolate shops ever (mind you I got them as presents)..

  • expatraveler January 22, 2011, 3:54 am

    Actually – The correct answer is paradise. :)

  • Sarah January 23, 2011, 5:28 pm

    Vevey! And paradise is correct too–my husband grew up there, and lucky for him, I don’t think I could ever really get enough of it.

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