From previous posts I think it's by now obvious that we have moved to Nyon. In fact we've lived in Nyon before, only for about a month when we first moved to Switzerland, and we really enjoyed our time here before relocating to Vevey.
We've only been here a week so far, and are still unpacking boxes and re-building our Ikea furniture, but are already enjoying the change in at least one respect; the view from the large balcony at the front of the apartment.
Saturday, 12 September 2009
After a long summer at work, and a difficult few weeks managing the move to Nyon, I took the day off on Friday to take myself away from the stress and spend some time outside before the season turns to Winter.
Monday, 7 September 2009
These last few weeks we've been preparing for our move to Nyon. It has been really hectic as we've been so busy with work and other things, and it's not easy with Vevey and Nyon being quite a distance apart.
So it came down to moving this weekend, and we spent 3 days packing and driving boxes and furniture back and forth between Vevey and Nyon, and even now the apartment is still full of random bits and pieces that we have to decide what to do with.
But in the last few weeks Vevey has been putting on quite a show for us, being the August which is the peak of the social events calendar in Vevey and Europe generally.
We had the Open Air Cinema in our square for a few weeks, which is a mixed blessing - you get to see some free movies but you also have to put up with loud movie soundtracks until midnight nearly every night.
Then we had the Vevey Street Theatre, which was in our square and the streets around, which is similarly a mixed blessing - some good acts you can watch from the window, but also feeling somewhat trapped in your apartment while the same acts cycle through again and again.
Then finally we've had some random fireworks (we still don't know what they were linked to) that went off while we were packing one night. We ran down to the lake to watch them after the booming noise of the firecrackers echoed through our square.
But clearly we have come to the official end of summer now. They've packed up the 'beach' in Vevey (a man-made strip of sand that is a bit of a mystery to people from the East Coast of Australia), and it even snowed on the high mountains last weekend.
So we've moved to Nyon now which will be a bit of an adjustment, and no doubt we'll miss Vevey greatly, but there will be new adventures to be had in Nyon and around and you can be sure we'll keep you updated!