Swiss fam left this morning for their holidays.
Mum and Dad arrived this week on Tuesday and it's crazy that they're here in my little world over here.
Swiss fam has been lovely about having Mum and Dad here...and I was so proud of the girls for using the English with my parents and they have been so good at talking with my parents.
MLF3 even wanted to call them on the phone last night when they were out - to tell them to come home.
Have been showing Zurich to them this week and they've gone off exploring by themselves this afternoon (will they come back alive?!)
We're heading off to Venice tomorrow morning - (rather early, what was I thinking?!)
Had the most amazing weekend last weekend in the mountains. It was like one big giant cliche. Green hills, snow capped mountains, mountain huts, cows, cow bells....always cow bells....so many cow bells...
Seriously if I was a cow and I had to hear the bell in my face every time I moved I would want to hurt someone....
We cooked over an open fire, slept in the straw and didn't shower. Ahhh.
We had to apologize to the lady who had to sit with us on the train coming home...I learnt how to apologize for stinking in German!
We also went rock climbing - on real rock walls - out in the mountains! So crazy.
It's completely different to indoor rock climbing. You spend this time practicing at the climbing centres, but when you're out on cliff?! it's a whole other game.
You can't really prepare for it - you can try, but until you get out there and do it, it's hard to understand what it is like.
And it's so much better. The view is amazing - and it's worth it.
It's worth the effort, the sweat, the strength.
So much better!