I was finally able to finish some knitting and crocheting. I had a pattern for a fair isle cardigan from Rowan magazine and I started this project ages ago! Thanks to that poor, poor performance of swiss football team, I preferred to knitting to watching football and finished the cardigan. This time I don’t post a picture where you could see the sleeves, catastrophe! Somehow I just don’t get them right… Often I knit outside and there is most of the time a fine breeze and since the cardigan is not really useable before I mend the sleeves (I wonder in which century that will be) so I decided to make myself a poncho. I am a big fan of wearing a poncho, it is practical and warm and I think it looks smashing!Public viewing in Chasa Puntota. On Saturday we had a mid-summer trip to Livigno in Italy. We drove over Bernina Pass and needless to say, we all enjoyed itAnton and Oskar in the snow and water..Daniel and me in Pizzeria!Val Livignoand we took a first peek in our new house at the floors. I was extremely curious to know what might pop out when I lift the 70’s wonder a bit and voilà, beautiful old wooden floor!!! What can a girl wish more?We had a busy and a good week, I hope you too.
Have a nice summer!
Last Sunday we walked up to Muottas Muragl. It is a very touristic place during the high season, but it is not so bad yet. We left very early in the morning and it was worth while getting up in the wee hours!
Anton and Oskar just loved the snow again. As always, they rolled around in the snow, with a result of rather red faces because of Sahara sand.
The View from the top is just magnificent
You see Lake St Moritz with St Moritz in the front, Silvaplanasee and Silsersee on the back
On Friday we bought our own Engiadin-style house in Sent. It is an old house and we need to renovate everything as you see, so we will be busy the next months… Next day I paid my first visit to do it yourself shop in Samedan, won’t be the last one…
Busy, happy times here, I hope you all are well and enjoying the summer and football!
Chars Salüds Päppä
This week we started our new work in Scuol. We knew of course there is this fourth official language rhaeto-romance in Switzerland but thought hardly anybody speaks it nowadays. Well, there are about 30’000 people speaking one kind of rhaeto-romance in Switzerland but there is not ONE rhaeto-romance language there are many. The most usual ones are sursilvan, sutsilvan, surmivan, puter, vallader and jauer. In Engiadina Bassa we speak vallader or better said they do. Around 5000 people speak vallader in this world and almost everybody at work seems to belong to this 5000 club.
You can guess some signs and words . For example when you walk in to our working place there is this board in the entrance hall, easy, it must say welcome! But if you red Bainvgnü somewhere in a text, it would be more difficult.
We had to do some more guessing in the first days, here some examples:
Yes, our days are spent guessing. All the files in the computer, minutes for the meetings, protocols, menus etc are of course in rhaeto-romance. I even received my voting documents from our village in rhaeto-romance. (but of course, it is the used , official language of 80 % of the population in our village)
It was a hard and weary week but when I look outside and see the the green and the mountains I feel the energy and the beauty of the nature and I feel a little bit stronger again.
bella fin d’eivna, stas bain e chars salüds