Big life changes

It doesn’t seem like that, but we’ve been through major changes in our lives this summer.

Our daily routine has been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, but that’s not what it’s about. The changes we’ve gone through have no connection to each other, and yet…. The timing they came with was just perfect.

First, Claire agreed in February to take over the direction of her school ad interim while another principal arrived. But on March 13, the school had to close due to COVID (the school then reopened in May).

At the same time, Momo had to stay at home because of COVID as well: with everything he had, he was considered at risk. He quickly realized the benefits for his health: he could do things at his own pace, rest when he needed to, and he had much less pain in his foot.

A crazy idea began to germinate in the brains of our humans: what if Momo became a «housewife» ? After many calculations and discussions, the decision was made in April: Momo sent his resignation to the fantastic company that had always supported him. It was a difficult choice, but the priority now went to his health and quality of life.

After a few months, her new role started to please Claire, and she thought, why not me ? She had a good discussion with Momo and us, and we gave her the go-ahead. On July 1, she officially became the new principal of her school.

Moral of the story :
Life sometimes offers us opportunities at unexpected moments; it’s up to us to know how to seize them to get the best out of them.

Back to school

PIXIE : Back to school was today, and everything went well. Claire can tell us that it’s not carnival, we don’t believe a word of it : teachers are all masked !

ZORRO : She was so absorbed in preparing for this new school year that she forgot my birthday : on August 15, I turned 8 !

For this time, I don’t blame her : after all, this is her first back to school as principal, she had the right to be a little distracted. But this should not be repeated !

Trip in Switzerland : the Maison Cailler

It’s been very hot in the last few weeks, and we’ve been content with quiet activities, such as synchronized bathing, for example.

Pixie tried to find some coolness in the vegetable garden, but it was finally inside that it was the freshest.

Our humans have combined the useful with the pleasant : they have gone to fetch some coolness at the Maison Cailler, the chocolate factory located in Broc, in Gruyère, in the canton of Fribourg. Claire and Momo discovered the fascinating history of chocolate and observed with interest the whole process of its manufacture from A to Z. Not only was it fresh in the factory, but they could also taste different chocolates more delicious than each other !

And you, where have you found a little coolness these days ?