18. July 2013 by swissfitchick
Last Friday, I posted the ABC Survey and asked you guys if you would be interested in the story of how Sandro and I met. The feedback was very positive, so today it’s not about Food or Fitness, it’s about a lovestory 🙂
Sandro and me have known each other since 15 years now. Yes, that’s right. Though we’ve only been together since 3 years and 9 months.
The first time we met, was in June 1998 (yes, we’re that old!) at the education center of Swissair, where we both became Flight Attendants.
Well, let’s say, we were both in ‘different phases’ of our lives and I wasn’t NEAR to be interested in Sandro, nor was he in me. I didn’t mind at all that I never shared a work experience on the plane with him, actually I more or less forgot about him (sorry Babe :-)) – but one thing I always remembered was his last name. Ferrari. (man’s note: I rather wanted to be a Pilot, than a Flight Attendant – but someone had to take care of the female Flight Attendants, ya know ;-)) Oh my Gosh. He just said that. On MY blog. Sorry Girls!!
10 years later, we found each other in a Facebook Group of Swissair Flight Attendants (so classy, I know) and became Facebook friends. Nothing more happened. We were just friends
stalking seeing each other’s facebook updates. More than one year later, in Summer 2009, Sandro posted a really handsome pic of himself. Out of a habit of commenting pics on Facebook, I said that I like his photo (or maybe I just wanted to be nice? Awwwww sorry Hunn, bad joke!). That’s when the conversation started. For weeks, we kept writing messages on Facebook ( I still have them! Hilarious!) almost daily (Sandro did not reply immediately. He thought he needs to make himself interesting, by letting me wait for his replies, haha.). After 289374898427092 silly messages back and forth, we finally agreed to meet in Basel. We had drinks on my balcony (man’s note: it was really a hot day & night ahaha), and I was so nervous, I drank way too much and was already off the limits when we headed out for dinner.
The evening was a success, we had so much to talk about and so much fun. And YES, it ended with a kiss – while I was babbling along nonstop with my drunken voice, Sandro made me shut up by kissing me. Smart. (man’s note: Haha… that’s true! And it worked!)
It was undeniable that the question arose:’What now?’ Before that first date, I just got over some not so nice experiences with affairs and blue love feelings and I wasn’t in the mood for another affair AT ALL. That’s what I told Sandro before he left: ‘If you want an affair, then you better
get the hell outa here don’t call me ever again. I want a serious relationship. If you are interested in this, then feel free to contact me again. If not, piss off – don’t.’ BAM. Bahahaha, I was terrified that this was the last time I would ever see him!
BUT – he texted me every single day after that first date, even when he was on vacation with his boys (you know that means something.). It was him who called me up for a second date. In Basel again. We both were not sure, what our status was at that time. Are we a couple? Friends? At least, we behaved like a couple all afternoon. When we sat down for drinks, he said: ‘Well, I think we should talk about us. ‘
(this made me gulping down champagne hysterically) And then he told me that he wants to be my boyfriend 🙂 MORE CHAMPAGNE!! It reminded me so much of my teen years, when we used to write notes:’Do you want to date me? Check: Yes / No / Maybe’. 🙂 So we AGREED that we are officially a couple and cheered glasses:’ Welcome to my life, girlfriend – welcome to my life, boyfriend!’! It was such an exceptional start of our relationship and exceptional it is today.
Some pics from the beginning….
Man’s note: My parents own a small flat in Spain where we get to spend a lot of our vacation – which means, we’re most of the time totally relaxed and our moods turn crazy sometimes – so u can see the result by watching the pictures….Sillyness is a HUGE part of us.
Man’s pics: These are the ones saved on my PC since the beginning of our relationship.
We rent a sweet and pretty appartment together in Zurich 2 minutes from the lake (BLISS). Sandro works in Zurich in the Human Resource Department. I work in the Real Estate Area in Basel from Monday to Thursday. Thursday night I travel back to Zurich and spend my weekenddays with Sandro until I travel back to my office and small appartment in Basel on Monday morning.
And yes, after almost 4 years of being together, people start to wonder, if we will get married soon / have a family. Well, we probably will, one day. And yes, I know that I am too old to wait 10 more years, but I definitely DO have some time left to enjoy my life with Sandro independently. For the moment, our life is perfect for us and we don’t feel the urge to change that. Both of us are very relaxed when it comes to these ‘big steps’. If it happens, then that’s wonderful, if not – then our lives will still be filled with love, smiles, fun and beauty.
I get also asked a lot about how we manage to live with my Eating Disorder or today with my recovery. I am open about these subjects and I will do a separate post about this.
Thank you for reading friends and have a wonderful day!!