Tuesday, 21 May 2013
Day 2 - Jour de congé (Day off)
I didn't want to give the wrong impression by waking up late this morning, but as it was my day off, I don’t think Valerie cared/minded. David had left in the early hours of the morning and Valerie and Zoe were getting ready to go to the cinema by the time I sat down to breakfast.
After they’d left, I set off for a walk to the next village. On the side of the road that the house is on, there are grand buildings; ranging from vast, old, wooden buildings, to ultra-modern, glass boxes - all with incredible views of the lake. You must have to be pretty rich to live here…
I reached the next village of Cully, but as it was a bank holiday, everything was closed. Not that there was much there, it’s such a quiet area. Hopefully it’ll be a bit more lively tomorrow.
On the way home, I walked up a small hill and found myself on the other side of the train tracks, walking through the vine yards. There are hundreds and thousands of grapevines, as far as the eye can see, with footpaths in between. The higher up you get, the more astounding the view is of the mountains across the lake. It wasn't difficult to find my way home either!
By the time I had got home, the sun was out. I sat in the garden and Skyped my friend Fran from Aberystwyth. The weather took a turn after a while and since then its been cloudy and chilly.
I've been looking online for people to meet in the area - on www.couchsurfing.org and Facebook groups for au-pairs in Switzerland. Isabel said that it’s important I meet people while I'm here, I think it could get quite lonely otherwise.So far, I haven’t had the chance to interact much with Zoe (although she did draw me this lovely picture!) I think it’ll be better once we've got into a routine - I'm looking forward to starting work properly tomorrow!