Thursday, 19 May 2011

Home, sweet home!

I don't know about you, but I love coming home from a holiday. As much as I like travelling, there's no better place than home. But I have enjoyed being "home" in Switzerland; have enjoyed the food, the shopping and of course meeting up with family and friends.

But I've promised you photos, so here they are:
Our first stop was Dubai; we had a lovely trip into the desert, 
and saw the highest tower (880 m).

 Then we arrived in Switzerland. The weather was fantastic; apparently it was the driest and warmest April in history (or something like that). It was the first time in 25 years that I was there in Spring and I've so enjoyed seeing all the flowers in full bloom.

 This is the farm where my mother grew up. I've spend a lot of time there as a child and I always love visiting as it brings back many happy memories. By the way; the farmhouse dates back to 1763 and has been in my mothers family for 5 generations.

The next stop was Boston. Here too, Spring was very much apparent.

The highlight was DS graduation. It was held at the TD Garden.
It was a bit like "Looking for Waldo"
Oh here he is (the one in the middle, not looking too happy). 

 My "boys"

Next time I'll show you the goodies I brought back with me. I've gone slightly crazy with buying fabrics, but then one has to take advantage when one has the chance, don't you agree?



Jodi said...

Vreni, the family farm looks fantastic and so picture-perfect. did you really go from Switzerland to Boston, MA? Wow, what a trip! And congrats to your son. Nice accomplishment!

Helen in Switzerland said...

That looks like a great trip! Glad Switzerland played ball and we had great weather when you were here. It's still going on by the way, most extraordinary!!

Lynda said...

Great pictures. What wonderful memories must be tucked away in every corner of that family farmhouse! Congrats to your son too. Looking forward to more pictures and your fabric finds.

Penny said...

Wow! You really went places!!! Welcome back !

Linda said...

Wow! What a wonderful trip!!!
And congratulations to your son!

LintLady said...

Hey Vreni,
fast eine Weltreise, die ihr im Urlaub gemacht habt, oder? Danke für die schönen Bilder und Gratulation an den DS.
Willkommen zu Hause und laß es dir gut gehen.
xxx LG Doris

Janet said...

What a wonderful time of the year to take the trip. The photos are wonderful and I'm amazed at the size of the graduation, it's massive. The farmhouse looks so charming.

meli B said...

Welcome home. Love your photos. Your family home is just magical. It must have been fabulous to grow up there. Is you son going to live in Boston? What is he doing now he has graduated?

RobynK said...

It's always nice to come home even when the trip has been as pretty and interesting as in your photos.
Lol, I've just been to my daughter's Uni graduation and thought there were a lot of people there but your son's grad is absolutely populated! Congratulations to him and I hope he enjoys his future career.

Theodora quilts said...

Hello Vreni and I have been very busy over here and not to much time to pop over and see you ,I love the farm house I toured Switzerland 4 years ago and I was just smitten by the beautiful landscapes and the quaint houses with the pretty flowers and neat rolling hills I still have visions of them in my mind. Congrats to your son and you can see that all of them don't seem to happy I think they were really getting tierd and in there mind they were saying lets get this over with don't you,I can't wait to see what you brought back with you and your two men look so much alike.xoxo theodora

Thimbleanna said...

Wow -- it sounds like you had an amazing trip Vreni! I'd love to see more of Switzerland -- the family home looks gorgeous. And big congratulations to your son!!!

Jessica said...

Great photos! Sounds like a lovely trip. I know what you mean about coming home, there is a feeling of belonging when you walk through the front door again.

SewSofie said...

Welcome back Vreni! Lovely photos. And thats some graduation.. how long did it take?