Fall of 1970. Grade one at the Volkschule Hinterstoder. 18 kids and Frau Schulrat Seuffert. Taken 44 years ago and amazingly I can remember the name of every single kid in class. But don't know what I had for dinner last night? Long term memory is the last to go they say. Row 2, second from the left. C'est moi.
A transcontinental move is never easy. When we moved to France in 2011, we had a hard time fitting our belongings into a 40' sea container. This time around we make it much easier, partially because we will set up two homes which allows us to enjoy the best of both worlds , versus moving completely. Makes things MUCH easier. I posted a picture of the early packing stage on FACEBOOK a few days back and one of my friends commented about the vodka bottle that I am taking. Judging by the color he thought it might be Raspberry Absolut, but it's Victoria's 30 month old Vanilla she set up back in early 2012. That's almost VSOP Cognac age ..... And I am taking a couple of bottles along for the trip, which I am certain will make my suitcase smell the best of all on the plane. I opened the lid this morning, before I am sealing the bottles with duct tape to avoid spilling. That aroma! Vodka and tons of Vanilla beans. Nothing else. The way Victoria does things. Can't wait for cake.