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…

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…

Halloween

Is it just me that thinks the horror clowns and horror makeup prevalent this Halloween is just a bit too gory? Maybe I am getting old, but I was finding it difficult to hit like on my facebook feed yesterday when my normally attractive friends and relatives were posting pretty impressively gory pictures of them…

Trump is a narcissist

First Brexit was a vote that got through when the polls thought it wouldn’t. Now the peace deal with Farc has been rejected by Columbian voters, even though the polls said it would get accepted. So one thing we do know is not to trust the Polls. People do what they do for the weirdest…