One week ago today I arrived in Switzerland and moved into my new home in Zürich. There are still lots of boxes to be unpacked (and even lots of boxes yet to arrive from Canada!) and furniture to be assembled, but it is slowly coming together.
I have a wonderful view of the Swiss countryside from my new home office. We are on the edge of the city and one side of our apartment looks away from Zürich, over the school where children play and learn, and out to some fields, villages and forest. As I type this, kids are playing football (aka "soccer" ;) outside and a pair of hawks circle in the distance looking for their next meal in the fields below them as cars and trucks slip past on the autobahn which is just visible amongst the two embankments it runs between.
I've been busy meeting up with (or arranging to meet up) with friends both new and old, so the social life is slowly being established as well. I'm looking forward to all the new sights, sounds and people I will experience here.
Living in a city with history is also a new and exciting experience for me. Cities in North America just don't have things like the ruins of Roman bath houses, which I visited last week in an alleyway in the old town are of Zürich. As someone who has a soft spot for human history, I'm having a great time learning about the foundations and intervening centuries (millenia!) of this, my newly adopted home.
Yesterday was my first day "back to work", so now it really feels official. ;) Besides an ungodly amount of email I had to work through, I also started in on a QAbstractItemModel for libtaskmanager so that we can eventually create a QML version of the tasks widget. Fun. :)