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. Advertisements

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…

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.…