Monday, 5 October 2015

This Weekend`s Activities

Delicious apples from the maze

And more!

Very busy place!

Towards the end of the afternoon!

This weekend was a busy one certainly for Alessio! He has started again football training and on Saturday we had his first match and scored a goal too! I have no photos as I did not go with him but he has really cool football shoes!

Afterwards we headed into Zurich to see the new Pixar movie called Inside Out which we both really enjoyed. I am always amazed how many adults without kids go to these movies, before I had Alessio I would not go to this type of movie.

Sunday we headed to Juncker farm which is typically extremely busy at this time of year. As it is the pumpkin season and there are usually 7 or 8 sculptures made out of different types of pumpkins. This year the theme is circus. Alessio spent the whole time on the haystack which is much smaller than last year, he managed to befriends some kids and had a whale of a time. We also did the apple maze this time, which consists of answering 9 questions correctly and getting to the end of the maze, Alessio really liked this.

Hope you all had a great weekend too!

Saturday, 3 October 2015

Lausanne Signs

A few weeks ago Alessio and I went to Lausanne for the day, we wondered around the town and went down to the Lake side. Up by the cathedral we walked around much to the delight of Alessio and it was there that I saw these decorative signs. We also visited the Olympic museum which we found very interesting, definitely worth a visit if you are in the area!

Hope everyone is having a great weekend!

Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Bunnies and some more bunnies!

What is going on here?

Anything interesting here??


Really that is all you have got!!

One up, one down!

Can I play mum?

I want this! No I want this!!

It´s hard to believe that we are about to welcome in October, this month as just passed super fast. My parents were here at the beginning of the month, then we had the birthday shenanigans for Alessio which went on for two weeks. This week I have been planning for our trip to London next week, really looking forward to that and of course to see my parents again.

Time to stop waffling on and talk about these adorable bunnies which we saw last Thursday when we visited the Island of Ufenau. We had a great time and before we returned back to the day care we visited the bunnies. When we got there they were all lazying about, but suddenly they decided we were worth a bit of an investigation. Of my Lord, the kids were all naming them and saying just how cute they were and I have to agree with that comment.

The lady who works in the restaurant came out and gave the kids lots of leaves and the bunnies went a bit wild. She told us that the mother has 9 little ones and that´s her in the first photo sitting in the log.

Sunday, 27 September 2015

Costal trip and Dolphin Spotting!

During the summer holiday we had in Portugal, we went on a boat trip. This trip was looking at the rock formations along the coastline and then hopefully seeing dolphins.

The sea was rather choppy so we had to hold, the speed boat certainly jumped around on the sea and at one point we had completely and unexpectedly soaked!

The rock formations were all really amazing and spectacular, lots of lovely secret beaches. Once we finished the coastline part of the trip we headed off to see the dolphins. We were searching and searching and for a while it looked like we might not see them. Then suddenly the boat took off like a bat out of hell, to another area and there they were! Dolphins all around, jumping out of the water and traveling in groups. Sadly the photos do not do it justice as it was really hard to take photos. It was so great to have seen them and now we had to return back to shore. Since we took a bit longer to see the dolphins it meant we were late for the next boat trip so the driver went on full gas and we were just continuously soaked all the way back. I have never been completely soaked like right down to my underwear. The whole group was just laughing so much it was complete shock, when we got off the boat, we headed to the nearest bar for drinks!

It was a great trip and would recommend it, there are many companies doing this tour. Maybe take a change of clothing though!!

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

View from a Plane!

This was the view from our flight from Tokyo to Zurich, at one point I thought we were seeing the Great Wall of China. I then realized that the flight only few over a little bit of China and I think this could be Mongolia. Anyway regardless of where this is, it certainly is amazing to see!

Monday, 21 September 2015

A Quick Trip to Zermatt!

Outdoor Stage

This was my second trip to Zermatt and it was only for a day! I had very luckily won in a raffle two tickets to see a play called The Matterhorn Story. This rather special play was performed in the outdoors at 2500m at the station of Riffelberg.

The reason for the production of the play is that this year is the 150 years anniversary of the first ascent of the Matterhorn which happened on 14th July 1865. Edward Whymper and a group of others including Lord Francis Douglas, his Zermatt guide Peter Taugwalder, his son plus another 4 people. There was another group trying the ascent too, the Italian party and Edward Whymper obviously wanted to beat them and be the first up. They managed to get up without too many difficulties and were able to beat the Italians. Now they prepared the descent and that is when the problems begun and unfortunately 4 men fell off the mountainside.

Whymper, his Swiss guide and the son returned with the news of the deaths, then another group set off with the grim task of recovering the bodies. The body of Lord Francis Douglas was never found!
A tragic story, but very well performed, the languages spoken were English, German and Valais German. I have to say that trying to under Valais German was quite hard to say the least!

We were also very lucky with the weather is was not so cold considering we were so high up and the sun did shine. Plus we had rain gear and blankets to keep everyone warm, but in fact it was too much.