Flurys Paradiso .... Calcutta live

Day 2 in Calcutta was a quiet one.

Went through our Swiss albums with Mom and was thrilled to see that we had photos at the same spots at Geneva and Lucerne (the fountain, the UN Building, the Red Cross Museum, Lucerne bridge) as we had from this time's holiday. Mom and I compared the sepia pics versus the new digicam ones. Quite an experience. That trip too was in September like this year's. I was six months old then.

Read this excerpt from my Mom's notes '4th September 1974 'Went to Schilthorn by cable car - longest cable car in the world - had coffee and cake at Piz Gloria's - mountain tops covered with snow - Raja ( aka The Knife) had a great time with the girls in the restaurant.

All I can say in my defence is that I was not married then.

Afternoon lunch and nap at granny's.
Evening saw a feisty blogger and friend, Scarlett, and me at Flurys Park Street in search of a non Coffee Day coffee. We finished off the sugary, buttery, earthy rum balls and chocolate cubes of Flurys. But the hit of the evening was the Legally Blonde 'strawberry cube' bright, sweet, chirpy ... S had one tentative bite and then many more.

The first cup of coffee was tepid but the second was piping hot as requested. As you can imagine I am wide awake after the two cuppas. Nothing like the bitter manly brews of Switzerland. Though I did appreciate the knowledge and passion of the person taking our order.

An evening which began with the thrill of taking a Metro from the new station outside my home and ended with a lovely nutton roll at Hot Kati Roll at Park Street.

It was also a day when a 82 year old lady said I had put on weight while a twenty nine year old said I had lost weight.

Oh, and if you thought I took a lot of pics while eating, then see this from a generation back, Switzerland, September, but 1974.