We were a happy bunch at the Italian restaurant on our last evening in Rapperswil. The organiser of the concert and exhibition and his delightful wife are such interesting and lively company and the arrival of the conductor of the concert was an added bonus. Our conversational German was assisted by a couple of glasses of a rather delicious red wine…
So, whilst the youngsters of this small town sat by the lake and played with their mobile phones, we shared our thoughts and ideas about music and more before returning to our hotel to pack our things one last time for this trip.
We retraced our journey, through green meadows and small mountain passes, bypassing Appenzell this time and looking forward to the next visit, of course. As we drove through the Rheintal towards the Austrian border, the clouds settled into the valley and by the time we reached Bodensee, we’d left the sunshine well and truly behind in Switzerland.
After an uneventful flight home, thankfully, and a wet drive along a busy motorway we were truly glad to be home, to sleep in our own beds and to do as Mummy would have done: enjoy a Proper Cup of Tea!