Ole Ole Ole Ole, Thank Goodness the Euro is over! OK, even I got sucked into watching the last few games and actually will freely admit I enjoyed it. However, our beautiful city has been under siege for almost a month now and as we fought our way through the crowd yesterday trying to go for a bike ride along the lake, I could not wait until 6am this morning!
Why, you might ask would I be so very excited about 6am any morning? For starters, I am a morning kind of girl. And recently I have started to get up a little earlier than normal to make a half hearted attempt to jog (ahem, OK walk really fast) along the lake. The solitude this body of water offers me during the early hours as the new day dawns is almost a little intoxicating.
To top it off, late last night there was a torrential downpour and as I trudged through the cobblestone pathways this morning I felt so lucky to be living in this truly gorgeous city.
In the wee hours of the night, the city of Zurich has a clean up crew that literally come in directly after and event closes and they put everything back to normal before daybreak.
This morning there was a fleet (at least 15) street sweepers all lined up along the lake getting ready to cause pure havoc with rush hour traffic. Here it is more like rush hour traf....... because if you are in traffic for more than 4 minutes people think they are stuck in the worst traffic of their lives!
So a sweeping they did go, and a little later after Ron and I dropped the kids of at Spielgruppen (play group supervised by others so Mum and Dad have a sanity check up) and rambled along the lake making our way back home - we sensed that lovely clean feeling.
This is why some people like Switzerland. It is one of the reasons I love it here.
Stay tuned, it is not all a bed of roses.
Sigining off for today,