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.””…

An evening with Jools Holland

Last night we went to a concert given by Jools Holland in a small village near Bern. The venue, Mühle Hunzigen is an old Mill, that is totally eccentric.  The audience are spread over 3 floors up in the body of the Mill, and the artists can look up at us all above looking down.…

Romantic thoughts on Valentines day

Romance is the language of love expressed through action. Let it come from your heart. Although it need not cost a lot, do not count the cost Do not say that a flower will die, so I buy you a plant. A flower is beautiful and the symbol of love, what does it matter if…

Swiss democracy

Switzerland is a perfect example of democracy in practice. The citizens get to vote on just about everything before it can become law. This weekend we had another vote. There were 3 things on the cards. The first one was about making it easier for 3rd generation residents to get Swiss citizenship. We were looking…

Standing up to Trump

This week has been a helluva ride as the saying go, and the ban on the citizens of seven countries just did it for me. I have been devouring news on it, surfing twitter, trying to understand what the hell is going on. But of course, it is not possible to understand. The majority of…