Sunday, May 06, 2007

Good times coming up

If I look back these past few years, the "social season" for us usually start as soon as the days get longer, sunnier and warmer. I find it so much more fun to entertain outdoors. I've always been a fan of picnics of all sorts, from eating simple sandwiches and potato salad on a blanket to the more exotic foods and wines at a nicely decorated table on the patio. I get some kind of a vacation feeling.

We also enjoy planning short trips during the "season". March/April to June is usually a very good time in Europe because of all the long weekends we enjoy. It starts with Fasnacht (Basel Carnival), followed by Good Friday and Easter Monday, then May 1st (Labour Day), Ascension Day and Whit Monday. Depending on the canton, you'll have a few more after that.

We'll be pretty busy socializing these coming weeks (and you all know how much we love that). Here's a short preview of the coming weeks. We have planned a 5 day trip to Austria the week after next to visit our friends Pinki and Andrea, we'll be meeting up with a U.S. fellow blogger on May 27th (I'm not revealing who, just yet), just before that, Andreas and Suzanne will come from Bavaria to visit us in Basel, a trip to Amsterdam the first weekend of June - where we'll miss meeting up with Ginnie by ONE day! - and then Brenda and Harry will come over for a weekend mid-June.

I don't know what's after that yet, but I'm sure that the good times will not stop there.

Stay tuned and have a great week.

11 comments:

Expat Traveler said...

What a fun social schedule!!!

Hmm - I don't have a clue on who you might meet, but you might be throwing us off by saying it's in amsterdam...

We actually had a very social saturday, breakfast at the pier and dinner with 20 swimmers...

There was talk of the only great places to swim during summer are in Europe... Hmm....

CanadianSwiss said...

Sorry, my friend. It has nothing to do with Amsterdam. We are really missing Ginnie by a day. She leaves when we get there and comes back a day after we left.

Sounds like a fun brunch you had! Hmmm. St-Jackob for a swim?? ;)

Ex-Shammickite said...

You're quite the social butterfly Miss CS! Does Cap'n Dale travel with you on all these fabulous international outings?? And when's the next trip to Canada?

The Big Finn said...

Don't forget about Impromptu Fishbowl Fridays - that is, if we're all ever in town on a Friday this summer.

CanadianSwiss said...

Ex-Shammi: No, he hates cars. However, he gets to use my laptop to blog when we're gone ;) Canada will have to wait a bit.

TBF: Of course, but I couldn't include them as "planned events". I'm sure we'll find a few dates.

Jay said...

I love having a schedule filled with friends and get togethers. Make the most of it!

Haddock said...

Looks like you have a totally fun schedule. life is good eh! :)

swissmiss said...

hey...you forgot to mention your trip to northern germany where you will visit us and meet little jennifer.....just a little reminder :-)

CanadianSwiss said...

Jay: I love it, too. My favourite time of the year. Well, that and the Christmas holidays.

Haddock: Life is good, indeed :)

Swissmiss: This is only our schedule until mid June, Hon. I thought we'd come up in July/August. Let's start planning, 'kay?

Ginnie said...

Ginnie can't stand it that she's missing you by ONE LOUSY DAY! BUT, she knows the magic day will come!!!

All my toes and fingers are crossed. :)

CanadianSwiss said...

Ginnie, this one LOUSY day will be postponed into a wonderful time with both of you, soon :)