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…

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…

some of my favourite Apps

I am not an App freak, but I do have a few that just make my life so much easier. They are all free, although actually I have nothing against paying for good apps. The developers have to live too. The first has to be Evernote – it is a note keeping app based on cloud…

Saturday 3 on 10

Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December. It commemorates the day on which, in 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It seems we still have a long way to go. Human rights are being disregarded and abused in every country, so maybe this makes it…

“I want to go home”

some may remember a post I wrote about wanting to host a refugee, only it turned out to be way too complicated. A comment from someone was that as I am open, then something right will come along, or something to that effect. I like to think it will. However I am finding that being…