Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Cheese and Chocolate

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This has nothing to do with my post - just a little something pretty to look at.

As if my world weren't full of enough stress and excitement as it is (see my last post) but last Friday as I was getting ready to head out the door for the inspection on my little house I got a call from my boss.  They wanted me in Switzerland as soon as I could get there for the rest of June.

I frantically started pulling together all the paperwork I'd need to close on the house, did a ton of laundry and started packing.  I'm flying Tuesday and Wednesday - so as you read this I'll probably still be on a plane - let's just say booking a last minute flight meant lots and lots of layovers (hello Spain, I've never been here before, wish I could stay a day or two.)

I know I'm going for work - and there will be lots of it - but I'm also very excited.  I haven't been in Switzerland for about 6 years and I loved it then.  I can't wait to see more and to have a bit more time there.  As soon as I recover from jet lag, I'll be off to the market for cheese and chocolate!

Have you been to Switzerland?  Any tips and advice?  Things I have to see?

While I fly, here's a bit more Tony Lucca - I really can't get enough of him lately.

Tony Lucca - I Can, I Will, I Do (Solo) (free download from amazon)
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30 comments:

DecorandtheDog said...

What do you do for a living? Have fun in Switzerland! Take lots of photos!

Cassie said...

I was wondering the same thing! What on earth do you do that would require a trip to Switzerland ASAP? Sounds so fun and exciting!!! Have fun and keep us posted!

Ms. Becky said...

wow, you lead such a cosmopolitan life. how blessed you are to see the worlds that you see, and do the things you do. I've never been to Switzerland but that's where my great grandfather is from. so that being the case, the only tips I have for you are - be safe, drink lots of water and try to get plenty of sleep. and enjoy the chocolate and cheese. I look forward to seeing the sights through your unique eye.

lisa said...

Have a safe and wonderful trip Jamie!!!

Carrie @ Hazardous Design said...

Man, your live is just full of adventure!
Have a great and productive trip.

i.ikeda said...

Oh, how exciting! I've only been to Switzerland once on a layover from Sweden... So my experience in Switzerland is like your experience in Spain, hahaha. One day I'll make it there for longer than a few hours. In the meantime I can't wait to see the photos you'll be sharing (hopefully) here on the blog. Have a safe trip!

tinajo said...

Wow - Switzerland! Now; why doesn´t MY boss ever suggest something like that, I SO wish she would! :-D

I´ve never been but hope to see it one day. :-)

The Felix Family said...

Wow! You have one adventure after another. I would love to visit Switzerland! I bet it's beautiful. If there is anything you need Jeremy or I to help you with while you are gone please let us know, really!! Enjoy your time there!!

Clare B said...

Cheese and chocolate and mountains and lakes and lots of beautiful places to walk... and some very clean streets! Have fun.

Krystal said...

have a very safe flight!!!!! i hope we get a chance to meet up, that would rock!

muminsearch.com said...

How exciting! Enjoy it.

Anna said...

Jamie, you sound like a secret agent off on a new adventure! Have a wonderful trip!!!! Looking forward to hearing (and seeing) about it.

urban muser said...

wow, amazing! have a wonderful and safe trip. i am sure you will find time to enjoy the cheese and chocolate in between work hours :)

~Kristina said...

Chocolate. You must scope out chocolate
The picture in this post reminds me of a Thomas Kinkade painting.

Cindy said...

i feel i could cut and paste my comment from the previous post -

'you are so inspiring when it comes to experiencing new places. i admire your wanderlust. can't wait to see what you do with your new view.'

safe travels!

Kat Sloma said...

Oh my gosh, so much to see and do in Switzerland and you are SO CLOSE to me! We are an hour away from the Switzerland border. My hubby and son are going to Lugano for the day on Saturday to see the Tour de Suisse bicycle race, want to meet up for a photo day in Lugano? :)

Meghan @ My Wishful Thinking said...

Jealous! Enjoy Switzerland! I really love the garden picture (completly puts mine to shame!)

Stampmouse said...

oh I am so envious I know you have to work while there (hope it isn't super long days and hard) but still switzerland looking forward to seeing some pictures from there. by the way do you need an assistant???

Courtney said...

Wow, girl... you are going to have to explain more about your job to me. How awesome! Never been to Switzerland but would love to visit someday. Hope you'll be posting lots of pics for us! Hope all goes well with your new little house!

Karen said...

I think there are a lot of us who would love to know what your job involves! I was in Switzerland the year I graduated from college. NOTHING would be the same now, but I loved everything about it! Have a marvelous time.

R Montalban said...

I have never been to Switzerland and I am so excited for you :-)

Shannon@vintagerestyled said...

Share the details on the job please!
Enjoy every minute!

katOUT said...

switzerland!!! take us along with you!

Cat said...

Wow ... sounds like an intense adventure! It is amazing to me how you take such change {last min, none-the-less} in stride! You inspire me :)

xx Cat brideblu

Dorian Susan said...

Hey Jamie-
Safe travels....Switzerland...choc and cheese. Dangerous. Do they have good wine too?
I just read your post about your "new" house. How exciting and fortunate for you. I totally hear you on the cold weather and oft wonder what the hell I'm doing in Maine. Is your little house a two bedroom?
I sell real estate so I know how crazy the process is. I don't envy you getting this Switzerland call in the middle of it, other than the incredible photo ops you'll have when not working.
Hooray for you!!

Dorian Susan said...

Hey Jamie-
Safe travels....Switzerland...choc and cheese. Dangerous. Do they have good wine too?
I just read your post about your "new" house. How exciting and fortunate for you. I totally hear you on the cold weather and oft wonder what the hell I'm doing in Maine. Is your little house a two bedroom?
I sell real estate so I know how crazy the process is. I don't envy you getting this Switzerland call in the middle of it, other than the incredible photo ops you'll have when not working.
Hooray for you!!

blue elephant photography said...

i am so jealous!!! i will envy your photos :) i bet you could fit me in your luggage!

Diana Joy said...

Hi...just read your post about buying a home in UT and going to Switzerland (which you are now in).. congrats on the UT home purchase (well we're assuming it's a done deal).

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

I am so envious of your travels! What a great job you must have that it takes you everywhere. What do you do? I made it right up to the Swiss border years ago when we lived in Germany. We had our dog with us and not the right papers to make it over there. Have a great time!

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