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…

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…

and now for less

My word of the year might be more, but more weight was not what I had in mind. Last week we were at the sauna evening, trying to get some warmth to the bones in these freezing temperatures we have. I popped on the scales, and I must say I was a bit shocked by…

2016 and more

2016 is one of those years that was personally basically good to very good, but generally bad to very bad. It is one of those years that will go down in history as being a year of death and revolution, when the people were fooled by claims and counter claims, into voting not only for Brexit,…

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…