planting up

The weather is just amazing at present. 27 degrees in April. I love this weather. The fence turned out pretty well in the end, I am happy with it, the remaining lacquer went far enough just to use on touching up the paler parts. So today we went looking for plants, because slowly we are…

lessons from painting the fence

I am not a great one for doing things out in the garden. I like the outside, but I know my limitations. I think to really have a nice garden you need patience and preperation. Preparation of the ground, the seeds, the plants, etc and patience for everything to grow. I have never been one…

Liquid or solid

I am talking about soap. I just read a shocking statistic that liquid soap requires 5 times more energy and 20 times more packaging to produce than soap as a bar. Plus we tend to use more liquid soap when washing, as it harder to control. So save money and resources by just buying bar…

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…