We are friends with an American couple who have lived in Switzerland for several years. They've been lifesavers, with tons of excellent advice and much-needed help over the past month. They also watched Henry for us while we were house hunting. I spent Saturday evening with their two very well-behaved boys, while they enjoyed an evening out. We played Connect Four and Foosball until bedtime and I took the late-night train home. It was quite amusing heading towards Zurich on a train full of 20-somethings heading out for the night, and being the 30-something heading home to bed and a good book. How times change...
|Passing out free samples at Stadelhofeen train station.|
Tomato basil chicken pasta, chicken and lime soup, greek orzo, pizza dough from scratch, chicken stock from scratch, I've been cooking up a storm.
Joining Clubs and Meeting New Friends
|Thanks for the (stinky) camembert!|
A little internet stalking led to my first new friend in Switzerland, a fellow expat from Texas. She and her husband live here in Uster and we had a lovely afternoon walk getting to know each other. She has also recently joined WAC and I'm looking forward to hanging out again.
|View of the Fraumunster after the Meetup.|
Working with Henry
I visited a Turkish bakery I'd seen weeks ago in Uster and picked up some baklava and Simit. It didn't compare to what we had in Turkey, but how could it? It was still delicious.
Henry and I made a trip to the Glatt, which I've been told is the largest mall in Switzerland. I was on a mission to find a printer, which I did at a very reasonable price. However, I underestimated how much said printer would weigh. After lunch and a little browsing, the printer, Henry and I headed back to the train. I realized about half way to the train station that I'd been mistaken thinking I could carry it back. It was a slow trek home as I stopped every block for a break. These are the times when I truly miss the convenience of a car.
Today, my brother arrived for a five day visit (on his way to India). Henry is spending a trial day at a local doggy daycare, that also boards overnight and a day with our friends so that Joe and I can get out and about without him. My last few days of Matt's trip will be spent exploring museums, churches and restaurants. It almost makes up for his baby tiger play date (did you see that on Facebook? He's such a jerk).