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Quiet days

Saturday, December 22nd, 2012

The most amazing thing about my resolution to stop, do nothing and get healthy is that if I’m honest, I don’t think any of my family even realized I was doing it. On one hand that’s a good thing – at least nobody was feeling neglected, but on the other it does slightly make me consider the value of my contribution to family life. I guess at the point there were no underpants in the drawer and the fridge was empty they might have realized that I do actually do something here!

Anyway, my quiet days have benefitted body and soul although maybe not as much on the getting rid of the flu front as I had hoped. Yup, I’m still headachey and coughing, but otherwise  don’t feel quite so washed out.

Hubby and I took Granny (who is a spritely 85 year old) on a city walk today. It was a bit of a grey day, but mild – and it felt good to get out of the house. One of the things I love about Zürich is that although I’ve lived here for more than 20 years and it isn’t a big city, there are always new things to discover. Today it was a whole quarter I’d never dipped my toes in and a funicular railway (the Dolderbahn) that neither my husband nor I had ever ridden before. (My kids have frequently as there is an ice rink at the top of it, but we never have).

We finished off with a spectacular afternoon tea at the Dolder Grand – one of the top hotels in Switzerland. Not only was it wonderful, but it also means I can get away without cooking dinner this evening – Yay!

I think I could get used to this sort of life!


7 Responses to “Quiet days”

  1. Diane Neale Says:

    Glad to hear that you have been able to stick to your plan. Maybe you could do it more often if no one has noticed!

  2. Julie Says:

    All right, now “dine at the Dolder Grand” is now on my list of things to do before I die! Lovely pictures, Helen, and I’m glad you’re feeling well enough to go out. I hope you’re completely well by Christmas! xxoo

  3. Katy Says:

    Well glad that your health is improving anyway, and I would stick to it if no-one’s seen any changes, maybe down to the last pair of knickers 😉 Looks like a lovely day exploring too 🙂

  4. Elisabeth Says:

    I’m glad you’re feeling better. I’m still struggling a bit and feeling slightly panicky as I haven’t got all my Christmas presents finished yet.
    Wish I could have tea at the Dolder Grand rather than fish and chips on the sofa 🙂
    I hope you have a wonderfully relaxing, peaceful and healthy Christmas! x

  5. Catherine Says:

    Sounds like a great day exploring and then having lunch out. Hope you have a lovely Christmas

  6. FlyingBlind Says:

    Glad you are feeling more perky, just as i am starting to fade 🙁

  7. Leanne Says:

    Your pictures of Zurich always make it look so inviting, these ones too. I love the idea of tea at a fancy hotel, I would encourage that more often! I hope you feel better soon.