17. 12. 2002
It's December and the year 2002 seems to have been a really short
one. I have done so much again, met so many wonderful people and
shared so many nice moments this year! Thank you dear family and
friends for everything!!!
spent Christmas'01 with my family and "in-laws" in Grabs, had much
fun playing games and enjoying the English-Christmas-traditions!
After the all-years-birthday-party of my mother on Boxing-Day (26.12.)
Markus and I drove down to Nizza for a few days by the sea, in the
February we went to Serfaus-Ladis to snowboard or ski every day
and enjoy the hospitality and kindness of Austria. Soon after that
we were invited to a crepe-party at friends in Rheinfelden near
Basel. It was great to see them again and also spend some time with
Natalie and Matt.
highlight in March was a great Milsom-family&co-holiday in Colmar,
which my parents had organized for us. Wow. It was such a nice weekend
filled with lots of fun, excitement, surprises and joy!
April we had a surprise-birthday-party organized for Ben, with all
his friends in St. Gallen. After that we went to the caravan in
Agno for a few bike-rides and relaxing moments in the campsite.
We spent lots of nice evenings playing boules or badminton in the
sand or going for long walks along the lake by night.
of the brilliant snow-conditions we could go snowboarding till after
Easter with lots of different people in Laax, Parsenn, Austria or
the Toggenburg. On June 23rd Markus and I celebrated our 10year-relationship
. . . makes me realize how fast time flies . . .
our summer-holidays we rented the tandem again - for the third time…
- and drove 3/4 (anticlockwise) around the border of Switzerland:
Buchs-Schaffhausen-Rheinfelden-Biel-Lausanne-Sion-Brig. . . We visited
the Expo02 and had lots and lots of great experiences on our way,
went to visit a few friends and had fun! As the weather was pretty
lousy in the second week we decided to take the train home from
Brig and put the tandem in the back of the car to drive down to
Italy. We stayed at a camp by the sea and enjoyed the beautiful
days in the warm sun, relaxing, swimming, playing and reading on
the beach. On our way home we stopped in Agno where we stayed a
few days in the caravan. One day we decided to cycle around the
Lago di Lugano and needed a whole day to do it. But it was well
the summer holidays I got 7 "new" children into my perfect class.
That changed much in my job and life: lots of stress, parents talks,
difficulties but also new ideas. Now the new children, the "old"
class and I could get used to the situation and I really got to
like teaching again!
August my parents celebrated their 30th wedding-anniversary, a big
party in our garden with lots of friends, fun and work. Good job
the weather was nice!!!
Natalie and Matt gave us a voucher to travel in the first-class-Cisalpino-train
to Milano. So we went there in autumn and found an extremely good
value hotel. We enjoyed the days in the south, shopping, eating
good pizza, drinking cappuccino and looking at all the different
and interesting people.
year there were soooo many special moments, like going to the Expo
with a friend, listening to a few brilliant concerts, spending a
great day with some friends in Lucerne, playing tennis once a week,
riding the racing-bike more often, helping Natalie and Matthias
with renovating their new old house in Wil, hiking up a few mountains
nearby, getting a great mountain-bike to go on tours with Markus,
rollerblading when the weather was good, having relatives and friends
here from GB, reading brilliant books, talking to important friends
and just being grateful for every nice day!
year is over soon, and somehow I get the feeling I didn't have enough
time to spend with everyone I wanted to. I really hope I can keep
in touch with all of you and have more time for family and friends
* * A world without friends is like a garden without flowers * *
keep the flowers growing and enjoy every day you are healthy, happy
and alive! May all your wishes for 2003 come true!