We're slowly settling in here, getting our stuff out of the boxes bit by bit and poking our noses out of the door in between the onslaught of battling rainclouds.
For today's shopping endeavour the sun peeked out for the first time and we had a blast. The next big shopping center is half an hour away by train. The valley is not very wide but quite long...
Walking to the trainstation we got to see some of the neighbouring village's really nice houses and chalets. That village (Betschwanden, with whitch Diesbach shares the trainstation) seems much more polished up. The kind of houses with little Zen fountains and gleaming garden gnomes on their patios.
Wherever you go, the mountains are never far away. Everything is tucked up and seems to bow in front of the cliffs shrouded in the grey clouds.
This is the view from the shopping center's parking lot:
I'm not sure how long I can take being squeezed between these towering monuments, but at the moment it all seems very quaint to me and I am sure I will be ok for quite a while. One reason I'm thinking that is that we discovered quite a big thriftstore right next to the shopping center. I don't know about you, but my wellbeing-meter went up a few points! :o)
I even caught some more minutes of sunshine when we got back today and snapped some pics of the house, so there will be a proper tour for all of you on here next week!
Some friends will visit us tomorrow and I am already very excited to have an excuse to go out and maybe do some walking and take lots of pictures around the town.
Have a wonderful weekend!