Nature vibes

I went for a walk this morning, before our virtual Church. The sun was shining, everything was fresh from the rain from the night before and the birds were singing. It was very refreshing. Here are some highlights and impressions. When I was coming back up from the river, i met a man at the…

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…

The Swiss and the foreigners

one of the dark sides of life here for me has always been the Fremdenhass that one sees in society. This means hatred of foreigners. It is not unique to Switzerland of course, but it still disturbs me. Here we are in a beautiful country with a super lifestyle, and yet there is this undercurrent…

fear of foreigners and ending poverty

I have been struck of late by the contrasts and contradictions I am seeing with regard to the incredible world refugee crisis at present, combined with the UN millennium goal to end poverty. Looking at the refugee crisis first, bought about by terrible conflicts in so many countries, forcing desperate people to flee their homelands…

Day 4

Day 4 and I have a functioning laptop, plus a key for the coffee machine, the sun is shining every day and my life is my own with no housework to do in the evenings. Staying Airbnb for a month really is easy. Poor hubby gets to stay in Germany and finish the packing, and…