club vagabond

dedicated to all of those who have passed through Leysin and the Vag before growing up ...

Thursday, October 05, 2006

kuklos 2004

This is Wulfric posing in front of the Kuklos restaurant in February 2004.

We'd driven down in an ancient Ford Escort convertible, which ran out of oil and water on the way. Later that summer we took the car all the way to southern Hungary!

This was Wulf's second visit to Leysin, the first in winter. He tried skiing, was brilliant, then said 'done that, let's do something else'. He also liked ice skating. We don't consider his visual impairment when deciding what to do!

It was funny going back in such different circumstances. A few hundred metres from where this photo was taken we'd had barbecues in the snow back in 1988. I'm sure the photos will appear on this blog eventually! Posted by Picasa

Sunday, October 01, 2006

2 x Nuits des Fees

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My first experience of the Nuit des Fees was in 1987 and it was great to see the Swissies let their hair down for a change! I don't remember a lot of it of course, though it was always fun walking the streets of Leysin in the middle of the night.

Just by chance when I visited in 2003 it happened to be the weekend of the Nuit des Fees again! This time I was with Wulfric, who was ten at the time. We seemed to be the only foreigners there and we had a great time mixing with the locals, listening to the music and sampling the beer. I love the way the villagers turn their garages etc into bars and the like - something we'd never be allowed to do in Health and Safety concious Nanny State Britain.