jeudi, juin 28, 2007

Bye Bye Stuttgart

Stuttgart's Mascot
We start moving today. Start, because the packing will apparently take 3 days. In all my moving experience, this is the first time that I have movers needing 3 days to do the job. But there's always a first, of course. They came in a really BIG lorry. I sincerely doubt if I have enough to fill up even half of it. And am currently tempted to make a quick trip down to Rieger, Toys r Us and a few antiques shops to help fill up the other half.

The Truck

Last evening, Pris came over with her Hubby (1st time meeting him) and he looked every bit just like his photos on her blog. And they also came along with - curries from Ganesha! Just when I was asking myself how I would be able to eat one last meal from the restaurant.

The idea was to say good bye and pass on some of my frozen stuff to them. But they stayed on to pray for my move and new life in Italy - which was really sweet and kind of them. Thank you so much once again for your thoughtfulness. Praying for others require the patience and willingness to listen and at the same time be interested in what the other is hoping for/needing. So it took us some time and we were still up at midnight. In the meantime Eldest Son had taken the opportunity to surf the Net and help himself to whatever Dragon Ball Z videos he could download...!!! Sacré enfant!

And thanks Pris and Stefan for agreeing to carry some stuff back to Singapore for my sis and friend in August.

I never thought that I would ever say this, but I'm gonna miss Stuttgart. When I left Paris, I looked forward to the move - because I knew that I would return to Paris. But once I leave Stuttgart, I suspect that I may never return to the city again. And I am going to leave behind so many friends, my favourite shops, my very nice and comfortable house (and maybe even the singing birds), the greenery, German efficiency and transparency, Ganesha...

So bye bye Stuttgart and thank you very much for a pleasant 22 months.

4 commentaires:

Magdeline & Juergen a dit…

Hi Serene.....sad to see you leave even though we only met each other once but hey....I know you are a tough can survive anywhere in the world :-)

Take care and I will continue checking on your blog...keep it going.

Have a nice and pleasant stay in Italy!!

Priscilla Tews a dit…

Hi dear Serene!
Missing u already. How´s yr 1st week in the hotel? Thanks dear for writing about Stephan and I on yr blog. We really enjoyed EVERY min with you and it was our pleasure to pray with u! Keep in touch k? I tagged yr blog to mine, finally! =) Thanks so much for the vouchers, will use that at some pt in time!

Beau Lotus a dit…

Pris, Su came to my house on Thursday to collect a few toys and she made me some yummy fried beehoon plus brought along fattening chocolates. If you have a chance, maybe you can pass her a branch of your growing laksa plant. See you in Italy soon!

Beau Lotus a dit…

Mag, thanks for your good wishes, maybe I'll see you in Italy too?