3 Kings day – Dreikönigskuchen

Tomorrow is 3 Kings day, which is celebrated here in Switzerland with a so called 3 Kings cake, or  Dreikönigskuchen, as it is called in the German speaking area. It is a sort of bread with different pieces around a central part. One of the pieces contains something to represent a king, and whoever finds…

Tidying up

I watched the first in the series of Tidying up with Maria Kondo on Netflix last night. It has not had great reviews, but it was easy watching, even if Maria did remind me a bit of a Japanese version of my Chinese boss ( small, fragile, female, and always smiling). The program did however…

Hot summer

wow, can you believe it? 6 months nearly since the last post on here. But it is not as if there has been nothing going on, just that I was lacking the blogging mojo. But here we go again, as the song goes. I will try and get back into the groove. So the car…

Goodbye old friend

We always say we run our cars until they drop, and our 14 year old Astra, with 158000 km on the clock and a clutch in urgent need of replacement was today traded in for this gleaming Toyota Auris Hybrid 3 years old, but only 22800 km. 1 careful owner, who was old and didn’t…

16600 steps

Today was super hot again and #earthday to boot. So we took a train and a bus, and then did a beautiful walk up near Sigriswil in the Berner Oberland. Here are a few photos.

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…