weekend musings

last night I went to the Theatre with friends. This is English Theatre, which is a rare treat here in Switzerland. The Caretakers are an amateur group of young people in Bern, who act in English, even when it may not be the mother tongue for them all. It was a series of one act…

my good deed of the week

cool picture hey, sent to me by a lady I do not know, who was looking for a cake stand for her daughters birthday party. I had just what she was looking for, and I never used it. So I let her have it for nothing, and here it is, covered in a pink iced…

A positive week

We are a week into Lent – how has it been for you? For me, it has been interesting trying to focus on the positive, and minimise the negative. I am, as i mentioned in a reply to Gill, generally a positive person in any case, but none of us are perfect, and I did…

positive thoughts

my last blog post is a while ago now, when I was looking for another job. I am still looking. There has been one interview, for a job I would have loved, but other than that, I have seen nothing that grabbed me. Going pro on Xing has also not really helped, as Xing still…

Job Hunting

The time has come to hit the road, and move on to pastures new I feel. The current job is now so automated, and there are so many processes to follow and approvals to get, that there is no room for any initiative or creativity. There is also not enough to do in a day.…

Sri lanka impressions

we have been back one week now from a 2 week long holiday on Sri Lanka. It was the first real holiday that we have had in several years, a real holiday in my book being where you switch off, experience new things and return feeling truly refreshed. We had a private tour, my husband…

flying to Brighton

We had a rather surreal conversation on Sunday evening.  We were all naked and chatting in the sauna as one does. One older man, called Beat, knowing we are English speaking wanted to talk to us in English, to practice. The conversation went something like this: Beat: “”I am going to England soon, to Pembrokeshire.””…