This week has definitely been the start of the end. Having one person leave this week and another leaving tomorrow, it’s starting to get emotional. We’ve all started saying things like this is the last time I’ll have to make these beds and this is the last time I’ll have to make saffron sauce. I’ve made my last cake and don’t intend to make another one for a very long time.
There’s a crazy amount of bare mountains and grass coming out through the snow and it’s making Zermatt look really different. One good thing about this week is it’s been Zermatt Unplugged which we went to last night and another good thing is that there’s loads of big closing parties in clubs and bars.
We had an amazing few days this week including a valley rally involving egg and spoon races in the snow and human pyramids in ski boots. One bad thing about this week however was our weekly trip to Hennu Stall. After going to the same apres bar for 16 weeks we ended on very bad terms. After speaking to one of the barmen on a night out he told me how sick he was of all of us making such a mess on a Wednesday. I thought he was kind of joking at the time but turns out they really don’t like us.
It might have something to do with the fact that we bring our own beers and sit outside drinking them but on average I’d say we at least spend 5 francs each which is still business for them. One thing that really got to me was the fact that last Wednesday they gave us a free bottle of alcohol to come inside to the bar to get the party started. This week when we asked if they could turn the really quiet music up they replied ‘Not for you lot’.
Even if we do bring our own drinks we still generate business for them as we bring in the customers and fill up half the bar. We’ve had people filming us when we’re in full party mode and it’s only one day a week. At the end of the day we’re seasonaires who don’t get paid a lot, of course we’re going to bring our own booze and be messy.
Thoughts from this week:
- There are too many Bogner people in Zermatt
- Paramore’s new album is very different to their other stuff
- Stereophonic’s new album is a bit too quiet for me
- Had breakfast off this morning and it was amazing
- We’re getting a puppy tomorrow