Yesterday, the hubby and I went to his bestie birthday fête (party) at Satigny (far out in the countryside of the canton of Geneva). They have been BFF (best friends forever) since they were still in kindergarten — a testament that some friendships can definitely last from childhood to adulthood and now middle-agedhood! hehehe …
They are so close that even marriage has not put a damper on their friendship and closeness. Even until today, they are still sending each other text messages (a few times in a day, sometimes) or emailing each other … almost everyday! Imagine!!
It was just a small gathering of friends and family to celebrate the birthday boy turning 45 … but the amount of food prepared was more than plenty! It was a gastronomic and cosy affair … and for me … an opportunity to check out their place as it was my first time to their home! 🙂
The birthday ‘old boy’, about to cut the first of his many birthday cakes (four in all)!
Another cake about to be placed on the table.
Interestingly, it was also quite an international affair, the fête yesterday. Among the friends and family who attended, several nationalities were represented – Peruvian, Bulgarian, Indonesian, German, French/Spanish, Italian/English (the hubby) … and of course, Singaporean, too … in addition to Swiss!
Hubby as the BFF of the birthday ‘old boy’ and I were the last to leave. We did not get home until well after 1.00am … which was understandable since the journey back home took two hours door to door!
The two BFFs huddling together to work out the itinerary for their planned trip on Tuesday. To mark their turning 45 (the hubby’s turn will be coming soon), the hubby and the birthday ‘old boy’ will undertake a ski/snowshoe outing together to the ridge of a mountain in Valais (Wallis) … after a loooong time!!
The two BFFs were keen to show me where they will be going on Tuesday … to La Dent de Valerette, using a 1:50,000 scale map.
Well … I hope they will have an enjoyable trip together come Tuesday. As for me, I had a most enjoyable time this afternoon when we were at Château d’Oex. We did not quite manage to catch the big balloons … but I got to enjoy a new snow activity! More about that in my next entry lah!