Friday, August 01, 2008

Today Is a Special Day For Us and for us Swiss too !

My Darling and I are married today for 7 years and still happy together!
(The picture was made 7 years ago in Key West, Florida, after our marriage)

Happy Birthday my Switzerland - it's our National Day today!
I'm very proud to be a Swiss and I have learned to appreciate my Country since I'm living as an expat in the U.S.!

(English pronunciation: [ˈswɪtsə(r)lənd] (help·info); German: Schweiz, French: Suisse, Italian: Svizzera, Romansh: Svizra), officially the Swiss Confederation (Confoederatio Helvetica in Latin, hence its ISO country codes CH and CHE), is a landlocked alpine country of roughly 7.6 million people in Western Europe with an area of 41,285 km². Switzerland is a federal republic consisting of 26 states called cantons. Berne is the seat of the federal authorities, while the country's economic centres are its two global cities, Geneva and especially Zürich. Switzerland is one of the richest countries in the world.

It is bordered by Germany, France, Italy, Austria and Liechtenstein. Switzerland has a long history of neutrality — it has not been at war since 1815 — and hosts many international organizations, including the Red Cross, the World Trade Organization and one of the U.N.'s two European offices. Switzerland is multilingual and has four national languages: German, French, Italian and Romansh. The country's formal name is Schweizerische Eidgenossenschaft in German, Confédération suisse in French, Confederazione Svizzera in Italian and Confederaziun svizra in Romansh. The establishment of Switzerland is traditionally dated to August 1, 1291; the first of August is the national holiday.

Read more about Switzerland here

Please go also to my Swiss Blog
to read more about the Swiss and how they celebrate their National Day today!


Peter (Worldman): said...

Happy Anniversary to you and to your husband.

Happy Swiss Anniversary too. I am going to the Swiss Embassy tonight to celebrate. I hope they have some Johannisberg or Fendant wine.

And today is friday, our day off. But I was and am very busy today. I messed up my blog and have to reconstitute bit by bit.

What do you want, I am getting old!!

Susanne49 said...

Hallo Peter,

vielen Dank fuer deine Glueckwuensche zu diesen beiden Jubilaeen heute! Und dir wuensche ich viel Spass und nicht zuviele patriotische Reden, dafuer umso mehr gutes Kaese, Buendnerfleisch und den von dir gewuenschten Wein dazu!

Und du bist nicht "getting old", das ist Kabis...! Alle machen wir Fehler beim posten am blog, don't worry, you will fix it!

GMG said...

Hi Sue! TGIF and I’m trying to make a break from some hectic weeks to surf the blogosphere and enjoy your excellent blog… ;))
Congratulations! Seven years is a long time! Happy new seven!! I won't tell you how many are going to happen here on 08.08.2008... ;)))
Happy Swiss Day also!
I wouldn't take the coffee, but would enjoy the site!
Your Key West sunset is awesome. Don't you miss them?
Many thanks for your comments on Blogtrotter, still at the MoMA! Hope you enjoy and wish you a great weekend and a nice holiday, in case you have the chance to profit from it! ;))

Susanne49 said...

Hi Gil,

thank you for the best wishes and for all the compliments. Of course I do miss the sunsets of Key West!

You don't like to drink coffee, Gil?

Titania Starlight said...

Happy Anniversary to a lovely couple. And Happy Birthday Switzerland! It looks so beautiful. I would love to see it some day. All the photos I have seen are breathtaking.

Have a great weekend. :o)

Susanne49 said...

Thank you Tawnyia,

for your greetings and good wishes. Also to you: have a wonderful weekend!

Bob Johnson said...

Congratulations! and wow you have the same Anniversary as your home country, cool.

Susanne49 said...

Thanks for the congrats Bob.
Yep, a date that I never will forget, right? :-)

Kybisblog said...

Happy anniversary, liebe Sue und Dein Husband.
Liebe Grüsse aus der Schweiz an euch beide.

Susanne49 said...

Vielen dank fuer die Gruesse und fuer die Gratulationen,Peter. Ich hoffe, ihr habt dem 1. August schoen gefeiert.

Ich war gerade vohin auf deinem Blog. Nikki ist immer noch bei Euch in den Ferien. Sie ist solch ein huebsches Maedchen, man muss sie einfach moegen!

RennyBA said...

A double reason to send greetings - all the way from Norway then!

Very nice picture of the two of you :-)

Susanne49 said...

Thank you so much, Renny! Greetings back to Norway.:-)

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

I am sending special anniversary hugs all the way from Canada to you and your husband. A little late but they still are very special hugs!

I hope it was a wonderful day!
A beautiful photo of the two of you. So much in love. I can see that.

A wonderful tribute to two very special people. I hope for many more years!


Susanne49 said...

Thank you Michele,

for your wonderful and touching words. And we will be friends - for ever, I promise!:-)

Max-e said...

Happy anniversary to you and your husband. Always nice to see a happy marriage

Susanne49 said...

Hi Max-e

thank you so much for your greetings to our anniversary. Yes, we are still in LOVE together like on the first day - to find the love of your life (after 50!)is a big gift in life!

Carole said...

Sorry I haven't got onto commenting Sue. I wish you and your husband a happy wedding anniversay. What a lovely photo of you both.

Susanne49 said...

Thanks for your compliment and for the greetings to our 7th anniversary.

7 is a good number, right Carol? :-)

TorAa said...

Interesting Facts about Switzerland.
Have visited a couple of times, even at August 1, in 1991, which was a very special day.

Susanne49 said...

Thank you Toraa,

for your kind comment.I hope you enjoyed your stay in 1991 in Switzerland.:-)

silken said...

congratulations!! what a great picture!

Susanne49 said...

Thank you so much Silken!!

birdy said...

Though I'm late, but anyhow Congratulations!
Your couple is looking great.

Best wishes.

Susanne49 said...

Thank you birdy!

It's never too late to receive nice greetings from nice people. :-)

Expat Traveler said...

Hi Sue - I came here via Maya.. I'm a big fan of switzerland, lived there and miss it every day still. Great site, i hope to revisit.

Susanne49 said...

Hi Expat-Traveler,

thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving this kind comment. Nice to meet you. :-)


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