Friday, September 26, 2014

Stunning view number one


Well, you know what it's like. You spend a fortnight sitting on trains, looking idly at beautiful bits of Switzerland (well, actually it's almost all beautiful) and then you get home and you have so many million things to do that you don't have time to blog.

But anyway: we were on 49 trains and a bus. Some of our party were really quite train-geeky. "Oh look!" would go the cry. "This is 39.8 coupling! And it's joining a Federal wagon to a Confederate!" (Or words to that effect.)

And people would crowd round, exclaiming, "I've only ever seen that on the Geneva line!" and write things down in their little notebooks.

Meanwhile I'd be examining the window boxes and wondering how they get their geraniums to bloom so prolifically.

Must get on.

(We didn't fall off a cliff, by the way.)

13 comments:

  1. Closer than ever.
    I have just been on a river cruise of the Danube and am now in Vienna. Glad you had a great time, (with couplongs other than railways).

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  2. Welcome back....looking forward to the next post.

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  3. Horn and Hoof fertilizer so my sil in Ravensburg told me......

    So glad you returned safe and sound. You've been missed. And I bet your grandchildren have missed you especially!

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  4. Good to have you back….sounds like a good holiday. We are off on Rhine river cruise in 2 weeks. Cant wait!

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  5. Looking forward to your stories and pictures. Sounds like a genial clash of interests, though ;)

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  6. How gorgeous is that view!

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  7. My parents were on holiday in Europe somewhere (may even have been Switzerland) and commented on the beautiful window boxes everywhere. They were told that the locals got a significant discount on their equivalent of council tax if they kept their gardens pretty and their window boxes blooming. If that were to be introduced in Edinburgh, I would be bankrupt and you would be living tax free!

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  8. so happy to know that you did NOT fall off a cliff!!!

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  9. Gunzels are gunzels anywhere it seems. We have them here too, making notes in little books about trains coming and going. Glad to hear you and Mr Life had a good time and are back home safely.

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  10. Wow - how great! Looking forward to more!

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  11. Looking forward to stunning view number two.

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  12. Was Mister Life one of the train-geeks?

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