Edit Blog Post
Published: June 29th 2015
Travel Companion - solo
Duration – 4 nights
Movies Watched – none - Easyjet flight
Sitting next to - no idea, cannot remember....
After less than a 24 hour turn around, and 6 hours sleep in two days, I was up at 4am to catch a cab to Gatwick (which is fast becoming my favourite airport) en route to Zurich. Getting up at that hour wasn't actually that bad - jetlag!? Zurich?! Why the hell would I be heading there, you may ask?! It doesn't exactly scream sun, sand, beach and booze, which has been the common denominator in my other travels. But it does house a beautiful, blue eyed boy, named Joseph, and his lovely parents Anna and Remy. I have known Remy since I moved to London and a couple of years ago he met the awesome Anna....and for reasons I still do not understand, Anna accepted Remy's proposal. I tell, whoever pretends to listen, that, these days, I like Anna more than I like Remy. :-)
Anna picked me up from the airport and we headed to their home in Wollishofen. Now, maybe why I get along so well with Anna
is because we think the same. She was thinking 'the Zurich blog will be so boring compared to the others' and I was thinking 'how do I make the Zurich blog interesting?'. She mentioned this to me and this was the start of many laughs for the next four days. I feel sorry for Remy as I don't think he knows how to handle us, when we are both, together.
With the warm weather, we headed to the Lake. This was not before Remy tried to get me on a bike. I know, you can laugh, but I do actually know how to ride a bike. The problem with this one was the seat was so far out and Remy suggested I cycle all the way to the lake with my arse off the seat. There was no chance I was going to do that, and, thank God, Anna intervened! We ended up (walking) to this great park, by the Lake, with two paddling type pools for the kids. The place was so clean and tidy...it didn't even bother me that kids were squirting water at me. All I could think was Melbourne could do with something like this.
It was much nice than the St. Albans pools. The only thing that wasn't cool was the kids playing tennis as we tried to nap (think tapping noises). Sure, the food was over priced but it was good stuff. We chilled, partaking in one of our favourite past times, drinking....coffee after coffee. After a couple of hours, we headed for home, stopping at the Shamrock to partake in another one of our favourite past times...drinking. This is where i introduced Anna to gin and tonics. We decided that they were better for us than prosecco. We then headed home for dinner, drinking, chilling and gossip. We spent two days at the Lake with pretty much the same routine. Drinking coffees, talking shit and playing with Joseph. The kid is an absolute gun...full of laughter and cheek and I have never seen a kid go to sleep so quickly.
On Monday, Remy escaped and headed, away, for work, which left the three of us to amuse ourselves. Weather was shite so we headed to the local pool. Whilst Anna took Joseph to partake in some 'swimming' I had a cuppa and watched the pensioners do laps in the hope that
a hottie would enter the pool. This did not happen. Later that night, with Joseph tucked away, we opened a bottle of red, had some dinner and watched a movie (how we have changed since Joseph was born), did some major gossiping and heard Anna's neighbour's shagging (yup, you couldn't mistake it - it was not the tv). It was at this point that Anna decided to tell me she had a hot neighbour....she had never mentioned this before. Had I known earlier, I could have gone over and asked to borrow some sugar.
My final day we went to this really cool zoo, which seemed to be in the middle of nowhere. I think Anna and I were more excited to see the bears than Joseph. He was more interested in the fences and trying to lick them. What a little legend! We promised him horses and did not deliver until our drive home. phew! After about an hour Joseph got bored so we headed for home...treating ourselves to delicious burgers from the Shamrock pub. Wednesday morning, Anna dropped me off at the airport, and for a minute there, we both thought we may have a repeat of
the last time I was in Zurich....where the traffic was so bad I nearly missed my flight. Thankfully, all good....made my way to London. I would be back at Gatwick the next morning for a flight to Dalaman, Turkey.
Tot: 0.175s; Tpl: 0.01s; cc: 14; qc: 52; dbt: 0.0834s; 1; m:domysql w:travelblog (10.17.0.13); sld: 1;
; mem: 1.2mb