Sunday, June 18, 2006

We're back from A'dam - Amended

*** I added 2 more picts and will now start to go through the 100 and something photos we took in Holland ***

Yes, we just got home about an hour and a half ago to find a soaking wet Dale sqeezing himself from under his shelter (our covered grill). We had asked Paolo and Markus to feed him while we were in Holland and since the weather was so nice, they decided to leave him outside after feeding him his dinner tonight. An hour after that, it covered up real quick and it started pouring down! Dale was dumb enough to leave his backside outside of the covered area so he was dry from the waist (do cats have waists??) up and the rest looked like he'd been dipped in a pool. I did my best to dry him off, but his backside really looked funny. I should have taken a picture, but he seemed sooooo ashamded of his looks! I just didn't have the heart to do it.

So, reel back to last week (you can read about our trip to Holland later) at Jasmine's birthday. Jasmine is a charming young co-worker of ours who just turned 26 last Wednesday and OrangeX and I (odlies, compared to the rest) were invited to her B-Day party and we weren't even the oldest there! Now how lovely is that!?! It was such a great mix of open minded people.

There was a lot of BBQ-ing - OrangeX and Doni were making sure that all was cooked to perfection. There was music, then the soccer fans watched the Germany vs. Poland match, then more loud music. It was just great! We chatted, laughed and had a wonderful time. Our group from work gave Jasmine 2 VIP-tickets to go to the Knie Circus, (link in German/French only) the most famous Swiss Circus family in Switzerland (they hosted the Cirque du Soleil somewhere in the mid-90's).

Here are a few picts of the evening.

Jasmine and her lovely (and very cool) mom

From l. to r. Bianca, Nelli and Patricia

I can't remember all the names (I'm very bad at it!), but here are a few more:

Nani, Michael (I think) and Cristian. Hmmm. Looks like our friend Cristian in the back is getting a wee bit tired.

Doni and Sanya (Sp??)

Just to let you know: Jasmine was sooo nervous that she a) either wouldn't have enough food, or b) not be able to serve her guests what they would "rather have" (she told me that on the very afternoon) that she ended up in bed before we did. Well Jasmine: You did a wonderful job of it! We all had a great time, more than enough to eat and drink, and meeting your family and friends was very enriching and fun.

By the way, I hope to be able to catch up, because I have very little time. Jaap and Patricia are dropping-in on Wednesday on their way to Bari, Italy for a friends' wedding and probably on the way back up again, too. So, stay tuned!


Babsbitchin said...

It was good to hear from you even as busy as you've been. Now you'll wanna clean cause company's coming, right?? Kiss the X !!

Expat Traveler said...

Oh that sounds like you guys had so much fun! IT's so odd that it's so late... I still never get over the time difference... never...


Mr. Fabulous said...

Man, you and your glamorous life. I always feel like such a shlub when I read about your exploits LOL

Just another American Expat said...

Mr. Fab....I'll second that!

Hey, I've been out of the net for a while. Weren't you guys heading back to Canada, or somewhere?

CanadianSwiss said...

Babs - Luckily, we did most of the cleaning before we left, so it will be only minor tidying up.

ET - It was fun with all those "kids" :-)

Fab - Yeah, but you have all the fun with the lemurs! LOL

Just another - We should have gone on holidays to Canada, but had to cancel for professional reasons. And the move to Canada is planned for summer 2007, so you're still stuck with us ;-)

xmichra said...

sounds like a wonderful time, maybe when blogger isnt' being such a &*(@# we will get to see more pictures :)

Rob7534 said...

All that entertaining, I could never hold up the social demands of a social butterfly as you and Orange!

You set a great example, of not only great hosts, but gracious guests as well!

Ginnie said...

Back from A'dam. Man, that sounds familiar so maybe we were there way back in 1998! Anyway, how fun, as always, to hear about your socializing ease. And I really cracked up over your description of Dale once you got back...and not having the heart to take his pic. You're a true humanitarian! :)

CanadianSwiss said...

Xm- The picts are up!

Rob- Sometimes, I wish we weren't such social butterflies, but heck, we are ;-)

Ginnie- Dale looked so ashamed, I just coudn't. But he's a soul mate, believe it or not.