That's it! We left Bern shortly after we returned the keys of our former apartment to the owner, cheered by some neighbors who witnessed our departure. Let the journey begin!
Friends, family, neighbors: Quite a crowd joined our farewell "apéro" in this lovely place near the Aare. It fills us with a wonderful feeling to know that we have such lovely people in our lives. Thank you for your support, thank you for being there!
It’s with – quite surprising – joy and ease that we started to sort things out. Both in the material and in the mental way. The kids let go of a lot of their toys and put them out on the street, where people walking by eagerly pick them up. Meanwhile, Marian and I cancel all sorts of contracts and insurances, declutter the attic and the basement, and drive to the disposal centre with car loads of waste.
Speaking of our car... This evening, I got home from an event just in time to see our car being driven away by a nice guy who bought it some minutes before. This was the moment for me and Lou to get emotional. I can’t believe that we do not have our VW Passat anymore! She has been such a dear and faithful companion for the last seven years. I still remember driving to the car dealer in Winterthur and sitting in the brand new car for the first time, me with a big belly, pregnant with our daughter. It is odd how you can develop feelings for an automobile! Bye bye, my friend! I always enjoyed driving around with you and now wish you the best of luck with your new owner!