Beware of internet "deals"
I am sure that some or even most of you are registered with one of the many “deal” emails that are going around Switzerland (and the rest of […]
Planting on a full moon
You are never too old to learn a new trick or 2, I was talking with some of my farmer lady friends this week, who were all very […]
2 vehicles 1 licence plate – VERY handy indeed!
There is something in Switzerland I thought I’d share with you that I think is quite unique to this country. It’s called „Wechselschilder“. Wechselschilder are vehicle licence […]
A picture's worth 1000 words
These were taken on March 22nd in front of my house – nb.- it was 16°C the week before, and now, 1 week later AGAIN 16°C! […]
Temperatures dropping -but that's OK….
Yes, he inevitable has happened. Summer has come and gone in Switzerland. What started out as a disastrous cold, wet, ucky summer turned out to have a brilliant […]
Red sky at night…..
…now I learned this to say …… sailor’s delight. However, my South African friends say Shephard’s delight… which may be true that it is the original […]
Picture of the day- above the rainbow
Funny feeling today driving down my mountain, and seeing the rainbow BELOW me! Off I went to look for the pot of gold at the end! Did I […]
Summer? What summer? Where's summer?
It’s so often the same old story. The weather is in the mid 20-‘s in April and May in Switzerland, June goes down to 20 and everyone complains. […]
It's that time of year on the Swiss Countryside!
Oh no, it’s that time of year again. The snow has melted, the trees are in bloom. We cut our grass for the second time already, and […]
Have a nice Sunday! (but it's only Wednesday..??)
Sometimes the life and times of Switzerland really confuse me. Like before a holiday, people wish you “e schone sunntig” – (Have a nice Sunday.) Now, that’s OK […]
Oh what a beautiful morning.
There is something about living where I do (in the so-called pre-alpine region of Switzerland ) that is very calming. I wake up in the morning, watch a […]
Switzerland – London
I took a short trip to London on the weekend with 2 friends – I am the biggest Jamie Oliver fan there is, and wanted to go to […]
You've live in Switzerland too long if….
..you think it’s economically wasteful to have more than one brand of a product in a store. ..you think sponteneity is OK, as long as it’s planned. ..you […]
Mineral Water and the language barrier
One of my first jobs in Switzerland was as a waitress in a very prominent Café in Basel, Cafe Frey. The Baseldamen (rich old widows) were popular guests […]
Speeding in Switzerland – watch out for the cement police!
Speeding in Switzerland The rules of the road are very strict in Switzerland, especially speeding… They have what they call “cement policemen” at the side of the road, […]
1 cow, 2 cows, colourful cows, blue cows!
Dubai has camels, Nice has frogs, and Switzerland has cows. I am talking about those huge colourfull painted papermaché or whatever they are made of pieces of […]
71 days of vacation a year for everyone in Switzerland
The Swiss are known for being a very hard-working species of homosapiens, and you may or may not know. BUT are you aware of the number of day […]
Bring on the Springtime
Looking out the window I see a mixture of rain and snow. Yes, snow. It really is time for the snow to leave us now, I hate this […]
It's not always easy.
Sometimes, living “away from home” is not easy. Like the time my Dad called and said my Mom was in Intensive Care at the hospital after having a […]