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Jun 28, 2011 - A Visit To The Fabrik And Buren

June 28, 2011 Brenda and Penny had been whingeing for some time about getting their nails done and Rosmarie had arranged appointments for them with her house cleaner, Frau Kappa, on this day (I know…I said the same thing, “You’re house cleaner is a manicurist??”). It turns out she’s a mighty fine manicurist who works out of her apartment and, apparently, a good house cleaner, too. Penny had the first appointment in the morning so Rosmarie dropped her off on her way to work and I picked her up an hour later, thanks to Tom Tom’s unerring...

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Jun 27, 2011 - A Newly Minted Swiss Citizen

June 27, 2011 Rosmarie was supposed to go to work this Monday but her eyes had gotten worse. She had a regular ophthalmologist appointment already booked for Tuesday but they were willing to take her for an emergency on Monday. While Brenda and Penny readied for the day, I was off with Rosmarie to her doctor and the wait was a little longer than she expected, so I: • Had a coffee and a croissant • Bought our train tickets for Paris on July 10 • Got a haircut …not a bad set of accomplishments in an hour. It turned out that Rosmarie had...

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Jun 26, 2011 - Vue Des Alpes And An Antique Fair

June 26, 2011 We enjoyed a Sunday sleep-in and woke up to find James, Susann and Dylan here already. They had a lovely formal Swiss breakfast laid on with fresh breads Susann had purchased just hours before. Rosmarie’s coffee maker was still in our memories from 2006, turning out cappuccino, espresso, lattes and good frothy black coffee. Rosmarie had risen that morning with sore and puffy eyes and feeling a lot of discomfort that gradually got worse during the day. Our plans for the day were discussed over breakfast and we settled on a...

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Jun 25, 2011 - Nice, France To Biel, Switzerland

June 25, 2011 The last day aboard ship is a very different from the previous 2 weeks of loving tender care, as the announcements to clear the ship and collect your dockside luggage come fast and furious after the 6:00 a.m. wake up call. We were off by 8:15, in a taxi heading for Nice Airport and our 11:45 a.m. flight on Easyjet to Basel, Switzerland. Once again, we joined the cattle call line-ups for “Cheap Flights” with pushing and shoving Europeans (Brenda would say I fit in quite well in that scenario!). We were a bit late into Basel but...

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Sep 20, 2008 - Biel/Bienne/Bern Sep 20-23

I chose Biel for the simple fact that it was one of the smaller towns in Switzerland that I have never heard of until I did a bit of research and I wanted to see how people lived there. I stayed with a really nice couple, Michael and Anna, along with their other roommate, Dominic. These guys were major film buffs and a lot of fun to spend time with. Saturday night they took me out to one of the bars/clubs and intruduced me to some of their friends and showed me how they partied. Sunday night was movie night at their house and we had pasta...

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