On Saturday, we went to Basel to pick up our passport photos and a printout of the portraits we had done, and did a bit of shopping & groceries. Once we got home, we asked Jaap and Patricia to help us pick the best shot of the portraits. Actually, quite a few were very nice, so I guess we’ll have more than one done in 5x7”.
Later, Patricia noted that Jaap was actually thinking of buying a new ski jacket, but I think the Swiss prices scared him a bit - anyone whos been in Switzerland would understand that! So we had him at least try on Orange's jacket. One size too big, but he managed. Jaap loved the hood! Cool!
All of a sudden, OrangeX had one of his pyromaniac attacks and decided to start up our beloved Caminero. Men tend to have those, you know. Grilling probably also belongs to that family. If they can’t burn something, they feel helpless. But who cares. If it makes them happy and we can profit from it?? Anyway, the weather was still so beautiful, and so we enjoyed a drink and sat outside by the warming flames.
As we couldn’t make it to Jaap’s birthday party in January and Patricia’s B-Day coming up next month, we decided to invite them out to dinner at the Atlantis. We had a great time there, but unfortunately, had somewhat of a loud neighbour. It was probably close to causing deafness to anybody closer than 10 meters away when she laughed – and she was a very happy person that evening. Remember ALF from Melmac laugh? Or maybe ever see the movie “Amadeus”? Well make it a female voice and about 50 db louder – with screech – and you just about got it. At some point, one of her girlfriends even fell off her chair! Now that I think back, we should have applauded for the extra performance. But anyway, we still had a wonderful dinner and a lovely evening. We took a taxi back home around midnight, had a last drink at home and enjoyed each other’s company – without screech! Here are a few pics.
After a good night’s sleep, we had a few coffees and decided to take a nice walk up the hill and through the woods to a nearby (30 min walk) restaurant called the Predigerhof for some lunch. It was quite relaxing and we just enjoyed the fresh air. Once we got back home, Jaap and Patricia packed and drove off again to Holland. Next time will be out turn and we are already planning a trip to Utrecht (NL) in the coming weeks.
You’ll hear about it; I promise.