Earth hour day

Today the 28th March 2020 at 8.30pm it is Earth hour wherever you are. I am imagining a wave of light and a wave of consciousness, a wave of meditation or prayer as those lights are turned off and then turned on again 1 hours later, timezone by timezone. With COVID-19 sweeping the planet and…

18th March 2020, day 2

Another beautiful day here, but there are rumors that the lockdown light might become more serious, with an ausgangssperre, which means like some other countries, no going out without a good reason. This is because the young people are enjoying themselves too much, and gathering together to enjoy the sunshine and a beer, in these…

Being selfish

The sermon today at Church was about being selfish in this time of corona-virus. We see it in the scramble to get in groceries and toilet rolls, leaving old folks or those with limited budgets confused and short of necessities. It always used to bug me when I saw news items about some disaster or…

Life after coronavirus

I work for a Chinese company. I see my Chinese colleagues deeply affected by worries about the virus. They take the stairs over the lift, eat at different times, take the food out of the canteen to avoid sitting with each other, and practically gargle in disinfectant. My boss and colleagues all urge me to…

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…

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…

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…

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…