Saturday, June 11, 2011

It is like... different.

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!

6 Comments:

Cindy said...

Oh gosh that looks fantastic. I'd love to live near mountains like that. Where I live is quite hilly, but not like that.

Big WHOOP to the thriftstore! Who doesn't love a good deal?? I also love the mention of garden gnomes on patios. Lol. :) those happy little Santa Clauses make me laugh! Not the evil ones though...they scare me.

ms. freelancer said...

this is a magnificent view! for sure you'll get to appreciate life more being here. the simplicity of life and all....

Sarina said...

This remainds me of the village where my grandparents live... it's also very small but in their case you can walk to the next shopping mall within half an hour :) And it has not such big mountains around but they live on a vine hill so its still hilly.

dear olive said...

Wow, what an absolutely stunning place to live! Good luck with the unpacking. Kellie xx

Squiggly Rainbow said...

I hope the sun reaches you through those mountains! I imagine Winter may be a bit grey! xo

yaga said...

I think there's a lot of regions in Switzerland that are very similar to this. They have their own simple charm... I grew up in the countryside and I find it invigorating to be so much closer to nature again. I don't think I would want to spend winter here though. The house only has (wood) heating in the living room and the kitchen and our room would be the coldest of them all. besides, there's not much to do in winter here than skiing and I don't like it.
I'm getting more sunlight here than in the city I think, not because the weather is better, but because we are outside much more often!
there will be more posts about the surroundings here, there's a lot of interesting things to talk about! ;o)

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