walking among champions

These days, the European Athletics Championships take place in Zurich, and we are more and more discovering that we are walking among champions. It all started on Tuesday when the little one and I had the first baby swimming class after the summer holiday. The lobby of the hotel where it takes place was crowded with, as we discovered, the Polish and the Swedish teams. It was also the first time I heard about the Championship being in Zurich (slight cough…). Apparently, one of the obligations of the championship committee was that always two teams have to be put in a hotel together (I read that special attention was paid towards not putting Russia and the Ukraine together).


In the afternoon, our neighbour told us a bit dissappointed that their grandchildren couldn’t watch the training of the athletes although they walked around the whole sports hall. But you can’t peak inside…This was when I discovered that the training is held approximately 200 meters aways from our flat.

And when I went shopping today, we noticed that two other teams are located in the hotel right next to our local mall. It’s getting exciting. I am just waiting for the first contest to be held in our backyard.

In the meantime, the aura of championship starts to spread. The little one turned into a big champion when it comes to slowly walking backwards and holding tight to a forbidden object while not letting me out of her sight.

About erdhummel

Familial entropy - that's an insight into our current life which has been fundamentally changed last summer when our daughter was born. Having studied in Cottbus, Germany, and worked/studied in Edinburgh, Scotland, we momentarily live in a small town in Switzerland where Karsten is trying to save the environment and Freddie is trying to save our sanity. Since there is not much time for elaborate, long emails while doing that, we thought a blog might be a good option to smuggle ourselves into the lifes of our friends.
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