I was surprised and honored when I was given Swiss citizenship upon getting married to my Swiss husband. My father-in-law who had then been married more than 30 years to my Swiss mother-in-law was still waiting for that to happen (this asymmetry in the law has now been corrected!). Funnily I find myself more actively promoting Switzerland to my kids than my husband! I am grateful to some Swiss friends here who are helping me out on this path. Some years ago I was asked as a “Swiss artist” to submit a illustration for a book about mermaids now available here. I had first done one mermaid swimming on the lake Leman but finally settled on the mountains the part I love most about the country.