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Valais girl
Hello! Sorry this is late, but it's traditional for postcards to only arrive a week after you get back, isn't it?

Switzerland, or at least the tiny corner of it that we visited, remains lovely. I don't think I could ever get bored of looking at mountains; although I can't help wondering what it would be like to live with the snowy peaks of Mont Fort or Mont Blanc as a permanent backdrop to my daily screen-staring admin-filled life, and whether I'd remember to look up from time to time, and whether (the grass always being greener on the other side of the mountain) I'd yearn instead for the vast expanses of fenland flatness.

At night, in the valley, you can see the towns and villages spread out across the dark mountainsides in little clusters, complex constellations of street-lamps. And when you look at the sky you can see all the stars. I thought my eyes were just unusually blurry until Owen pointed out that what I was seeing was the Milky Way. (You can imagine I made a chocolate-related joke here, if you like.)

I reckon I've probably recharged my sense of the sublime enough to cope with another year in Cambridge.
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bellinghman From: bellinghman Date: August 31st, 2006 10:59 am (UTC) (Link)
I remember working on the outskirts of Geneva (Satigny, as it happens), sitting at a desk in front of a window, tapping away on a keyboard and gazing at the Jura and Alps in the distance. Then I had to come home.

I like seeing the Swiss mountains. To live somewhere like Chur, with every street overloomed by a peak, must be amazing, though I suspect it could get claustrophobic.
anat0010 From: anat0010 Date: September 4th, 2006 08:14 am (UTC) (Link)

Pointless Me Too

I love Switzerland, always scouring Jobserve for something suitable in Geneva or Lausanne. Frequently check if Universities of said towns (and Sion) havent opened an 'anti-spam' department to which I could apply for a job.

Entirely unsurprised that it came joint top with Denmark, as the country in which people reported the highest level of happiness and satisfaction with their lives. I'd spend 1/3 of the year eagerly awaiting snow fall, 1/3 playing in the snow, 1/3 basking in warm sunshine.

Still at least its not raining in Gloucester this morning, musnt grumble eh ? It could be worse.

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