Spring has finally arrived in Zurich! Crocuses, snowdrops and daisies are blooming everywhere and the tulips and jonquils are growing slowly but steadily and will surely fill the flower beds with colours soon.

We have just arrived back from a small break in Germany where we celebrated both a 60th and a 90th birthday and where I took the challenge chance to visit the litlle one’s great-grandmothers. Due to the distance they had only seen her once so far which makes both Karsten and me quiet sad as it is their first and so far only great-grandchild and we would love to be a bit closer to the family. However, the trainride from Zurich takes 9 hours, so it’s not a trip you do regurlary on a weekend, especially not with a 21-month old kid.

So, after a weekend full of good food and a well-entertained child (the time at the grandparents is about the only time when the little one refuses to do anything with me, may it be changing diapers, reading books or putting on the jacket….), the little one and I spent a day in the train. It went surprisingly well, but unfortunately she got laryngitis the day after which left us a bit stranded and unsure if and when we could dare to travel back to Switzerland. We then traveled bit by bit, which was not perfect but still better than doing everything on one day – still, both the little one and I were relieved when we finally arrived back home again. Now, after some good and undisturbed sleep, everything is fine again. We enjoy our first work in the garden, started this years sandbox-season and are looking forward to various spring activities! I’ll be back with more soon!


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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  1. Pingback: here we go again….(or: travelling with children) | familial entropy

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