Monday, 7 May 2007

Visit from Aunty Lyn

Just spent a very pleasant weekend playing host to Aunty.

After picking her up from the airport on Friday afternoon, we ventured back to Weil. Friday evening was spent talking, cooking, eating and laughing.

On Saturday, the weather was slightly inclement. However, we went to the Fondation Beyeler in Riehen to see the Edvard Munch exhibition. I'm no art buff, but Munch's works are very intense, oppressive and fascinating.

After a "pit stop" at Pickwick Pub, we went to watch FC Basel v FC Aarau in the Swiss "Super" League. Mladen Petric the Croatian international got Basel going with an impressive volley from 25 yards on 7 minutes after a long hoof by the keeper. Scott Chipperfield came close shortly after, but it wasn't until the 93rd minute that Basel sealed the three points with a penalty from the tall, bald Swede Majstorovic.

When we got back home, we had a quick meal and a bottle of local Spätburgunder, watched United beat city on Match of the Day, and then went to bed.

The next day the sun was shining, though the rain of the previous day had thankfully freshened up the air. After breakfast, we went on a brisk walk to the vineyards and back, followed by another pit stop: this time at the Mooswald for an asparagus soup (Spargelsuppe) and a refreshing beverage. After a sitting down for a while under the awning of my balcony, we returned to the airport where we then said goodbye.

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